This Marvel hero is large and in charge. Well, he's not large, per se (though sometimes he is...), but he's definitely in charge. That's right, we're talking about Ant-Man, a dude who can shrink down to microscopic size and communicate with ants.
But don't let size fool you, because the character's had a heavy influence on Marvel since his introduction in 1962's Tales to Astonish #35. Gifted scientist Hank Pym was the first person ever to take up the mantle, and his iteration of Ant-Man ended up founding the Avengers (that's right, the freakin' Avengers!) with his wife Janet van Dyne. Hank also created the classic villain Ultron in the comics as well.
Pym is played by Michael Douglas in the MCU, and Janet will be played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp.
In the years since '62, however, others have shrunk themselves down to size, like ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd in the MCU) and the self-serving Eric O'Grady (aka the "Irredeemable Ant-Man"). Yes, Ant-Man has had a long and rich history in the comics, and we've got your one-stop shop on everything you need to know about the character before Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6.
Continue on to the video below and receive a two-minute crash course on Marvel's micro Avenger.