Squeezed in between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War (aka, Avengers 2.5), Ant-Man could go either way on whether or not it wants to be deeply connected with the rest of the MCU, or more of a standalone story.
Even if it’s the latter though, we’ll still be getting at least one big MCU name-drop, as revealed by the latest TV spot:
How will Ant-Man tie into the Avengers stuff?
We’re not sure yet, but that clip sounds like more of a small reference rather than a tease of something bigger. That being said, there are persistent rumors that Paul Rudd’s Stephen Lang will show up in Civil War…
While we continue to mull over that possibility, three more Ant-Man posters have been released, also referencing the Avengers, and they might be the best ones yet:
When is it out?
Ant-Man will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.