SDCC: Ant-Man test footage descriptionPosted 8:22 am on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Our reader Mark “The Ultimate Iron Man Fan” has blessed us with another Comic-Con report. This time it’s the description for the Ant-Man test footage that debuted at the Marvel panel during the convention over the past weekend. Edgar Wright was there to show off the video.
By Mark “The Ultimate Iron Man Fan”
Edgar Wright teased us by asking if we wanted to see that footage again, we screamed and yelled HELL YEAH!! But he said TOUGH SHIT! and got up and left the panel. The footage was mostly action sequences though, just a look at how to make Ant-Man’s powers look awesome.
The footage starts off with Ant-Man miniaturized in an air vent looking at two security guards (think Secret Service, suit, tie, black glasses, the works). He is very, very tiny. You see Ant-Man drop to the floor from the air vent and start running towards the guards. While he’s running, he turns back to normal. The guards pull out their guns and aim it towards Pym but he miniaturizes again. You see Ant-Man run atop the barrel of one of the guns, jumps up and punches one of the guards in very smooth slow motion fashion, spit flying and all (very much like in Sherlock Holmes). He turns back to normal and puts the finishing punch on the guy he punched while miniaturized. He then turns back into miniature form, falls down the other guards tie, and as he returns to normal he flips the guard over his head, using the guard’s tie, straight into the window. He hits the elevator button, and when the elevator doors opens you hear cheesy elevator music playing. Pym goes inside, turns toward the camera, elevator doors close. Enter title cards.
The footage was very much a test footage. The scene where Ant-Man is running towards the guards miniaturized, he is not rotoscoped at all. Just feathered the background all around him.
The costume looks like the artwork below, only Black where the red is and red where the blue is.
I don’t remember if he was wearing gloves or not, but the costume reminded me somewhat of Hawkeye’s uniform. The helmet is faithful to the comic books though.
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.