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Old 09-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Goliath/Wasp/Yellowjacket size changing is done in a fast as you can blink continuous motion in the comics which is something that doesn't look good on 2d paper but would look good in live action which is what Edgar Wright has said.



Often in the comics Ant-Mans fighting style was to shrink to avoid a enemy throwing a punch and then regrow and punch them back all in a flash. Something like that would look great on screen.

He utilized the element of surprise. The stealth aspect often worked for him.



I always thought Shrinking or growing isn't any more goofy than Mister Fantastic stretching when you think about it.

Will Pym or Lang use different ants like flying ants, fire ants, ect or create giant ants?



As Giant-Man/Goliath the growth process required the rapid acquisition of bodily mass, presumably from an extradimensional source. This extradimensional mass fortified all of his cellular tissue, including his bones and muscles, enabling him to support his increased weight, and giving him superhuman strength.

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Old 09-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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Being that Edgar Wright is directing I think we'll see a lot of quick cuts on screen. I'm betting the first time he suits up we'll see a montage of him zipping up his red jumpsuit putting on the belt grabbing the canisters and the helmet. As for how the powers work on screen I'm hoping we get something close to how Scott Pilgrim was shot. Bright lights and fast action.

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Will he look like Nightcrawler of X-Men 2 ? Has he ever crawled inside someone and then grew? tia

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He fixed Luke Cage's heart by going inside him...

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:03 AM   #5
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Will he look like Nightcrawler of X-Men 2 ? Has he ever crawled inside someone and then grew? tia
From people ant-man comes into contact withs perspective it is like he just appears out of knowhere so its a bit like Nightcrawler I guess.

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From people ant-man comes into contact withs perspective it is like he just appears out of knowhere so its a bit like Nightcrawler I guess.
No nifty black "bamf" clouds to pop up, though.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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I think, because film is such a visual medium, you really do have to show him shrinking/growing.

An instantaneous change, I feel, wouldn't translate particularly well for screen.

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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how about the Pym Particle/Kirby Krackling effect?

minimize it or kinda make it a dark (but more transparent) version of the star trek Transporter effect. so it looks like "dust" swirling in a way.

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #9
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The illustrated version of the test footage which a fan drew from memory for those who have not seen it

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Very Scott Lang

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:35 PM   #11
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The closest we get right now to seeing how Ant-Man powers will look in motion is probably this clip

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I think, because film is such a visual medium, you really do have to show him shrinking/growing.

An instantaneous change, I feel, wouldn't translate particularly well for screen.
They can show a slow motion shrinking/ growing for the first few times. However, when he's using it in action to attack someone with the element of surprise, it should be done quickly, otherwise having it slowed down doesn't have the same effect.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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I want to see Giant-Man drop kick a villain into orbit like he does in A:EMH.

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No nifty black "bamf" clouds to pop up, though.
The leaked test footage did have a smoke cloud although no bamf sound

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Ant-Man!!! He's shrinkage powers are going to rock!

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Ant-Man in the comics maintains his proportional strength in the comics but does anyone else think they should perhaps give the movie version an upgrade by having the Pym Particles also unleash some sort of energy that gives him super strength like his namesake ants have?

But ants are also capable of some remarkable feats of strength for their diminutive size.

A leaf-cutter ant can carry a piece of leaf 50 times its own body weight which is the equivalent of Iranian Olympic weightlifting champion Hossein Rezazadeh carrying a medium-sized van.

Ants displaying their super strength by lifting pencils several thousand times their own weight


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Old 06-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #17
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I don't see the need. Just give him "strength" feats like the promo clip showed: being able to have the same strength and momentum at 1 millimeter tall as you'd have at full size can be *very* useful.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:27 AM   #18
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Don't forget his biggest power will doing all his geeky science experiments, right?

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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Something about Ant-Man as a film just seems off putting. Never read the books though.

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:10 PM   #20
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As long as they make Ant-Man powers like his powers in that Test Footage..i will be very happy..

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It seems like he will increase in strength at ant size rather than maintain his proportional strength going by the official Marvel Ant-Man movie synopsis

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