One of the most popular genres of movies to hit the big screen in the past ten years are ones that star favorite comic superheroes. Marvel has done an incredible job bringing these one dimensional characters to life in a series of films that have grossed billions of dollars over the years.
The Avengers series of movies have been box office success. In addition to the films that feature all of the characters, many of the members of this team have had their own successful run of movies, including Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Thor. Women are still waiting for a film to feature the main female Avenger on the team, Black Widow, but that is not on Marvel’s slate in the near future.
In the meantime, a brand new Marvel comic inspired feature film will be out this summer, featuring a superhero named Ant-Man.
Who is Ant-Man?
While most people who are not into comics can name a few of the Avengers, many probably have not heard of Ant-Man before the movie trailers started to appear.
There are actually three Ant-Men. Ant-Man I, the first one, appeared in the 1960’s and went by the name Hank Pym. He was a founding member of the Avengers and invented “Pym Particles”, which permitted him to shrink to the size of an ant. His lab assistant was also given these particles and she turned into the Wasp, a female superhero.
Hank Pym also invented a helmet that permitted him to talk to ants and other insects.
For various reasons, he hung up his helmet. Ant-Man II came to be in the 1980’s. His name is Scott Lang, and he is the major character in the upcoming film.
There is even Ant Man III who name is Eric O’Grady, and his personal character is less than stellar.
What is the Plot of Ant-Man?
Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang (Ant-Man). After doing time in prison, all he wants to do is go legit for the sake of his daughter (sounds a lot like Gru in Despicable Me 2). But who is going to hire an ex-con?
This is where Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, appears. He is going to teach Lang how to be Ant-Man so they can defeat Pym’s former protege, Darren Cross (also known as Yellowjacket), who has made his own version of the suit. This new and improved suit is not being used for good.
Ant-Man has super strength when he shrinks down, so even though he is small, his power is great. This makes it difficult for the bad guys to capture him. There is a lot of action and humor in this film, so it may prove to be a hit that will give other summer blockbusters a run for their money.
Ant Man Halloween Costume for Kids
Of course, if there is a superhero in a movie, a costume featuring his likeness is going to be around for Halloween and dress up fun.
Disney has come out with this official Ant-Man costume for kids. The costume is all one piece-so be sure to have your son use the facilities before he leaves the house to go trick or treating! It closes with fasteners so even the youngest child can put it on and take it off himself. The hood and mask are attached.
What makes this costume so much fun for kids is that the belt, which is detachable, lights up! It comes with the batteries. It comes in sizes 3 through 9/10, so it can fir boys of all ages!
Ant-Man Halloween Costume for Adults
Adults love to dress inc costume as much as kids do. It brings out the child in them!
This jacket can be custom made or is available in sizes Small through 4 Extra Large. You can also include the helmet to complete your Ant-Man look.
Ready made Ant-Man and Yellowjacket costumes for adults are also available now for preorder.
Get your superhero on with these wonderfully fresh Ant-Man costumes for Halloween 2015!
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