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Ant-Man to Shape the Future of Marvel NOW!

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, July 18 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Ant-Man to Shape the Future of Marvel NOW!

The third teaser for Marvel NOW! Point One reveals Ant-Man as one of five characters who will shape the future of Marvel NOW!

Source: Press Release

The internet is abuzz today with literally dozens of people talking about Ant-Man, the latest character to be revealed in a series of teasers for Marvel's Marvel NOW initiative that features an image of Black Fury, known in some circles as "Blurry," indiscriminately tossing classified files at the reader. Each of the files is obscured by a question mark, but Marvel has been revealing the question marks one by one, first showing time-travelling mercenary-Jesus Cable, followed by an unpopular legacy version of Nova, and now revealing... Ant-Man.

Some readers might question the seriousness of putting a low-visibility character like Ant-Man in a position of influence capable of shaping the future of an entire publishing universe for at least six months before another world-shattering event and new status quo, but, as one can plainly from the stern look Black Fury gives the reader while casually ignoring S.H.I.E.L.D. protocol to toss top secret documents at a reader whose security clearance is questionable at best, Marvel is not "fucking around."

The Outhouse reached out to Ant-Man for comment on his unexpected inclusion in such an important group of heroes. "I'm really pleased and excited," he told us, or at least he would have if he were not a fictional character. "Being added to a group that already contains two solid C-List characters, plus ol' "Blurry," is a big step up for a D-List character like myself, and I would just like to thank..."

"Shut up, Ant-Man," we replied, tired of listening to him. "No one cares about you."

He slunk away, dejected.

One thing that is clear from these teasers so far is that the future of Marvel NOW! looks an awful lot like the Marvel Universe, with Black Fury representing the Avengers franchise, Nova representing the recently confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man starring in his own feature film in Marvel Phase 2, directed by Edgar Wright. It is unknown whether Cable will be featured in a movie anytime soon, but this reporter will choose to wildly speculate that his inclusion may indicate an attempt to distance him from the X-Men family of titles, as Fox holds the movie rights to the X-Men, thus freeing the character up to be used by Marvel Studios in the movie-verse.

An important question remains, however. Who will be wearing the Ant-Man helmet in the Movie-verse, and if the wearer of that helmet is Hank Pym, will Pym be returning to the role in comics as well?

Stay tuned to The Outhouse for another exciting Marvel NOW! Point One reveal. Our money is on Howard the Duck.


Ant-Man to Shape the Future of Marvel NOW!

Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror

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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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