At the end of his most recent Q&A at CBR, Marvel’s Axel Alonso responded to a question about future projects with Warren Ellis thusly:
Warren is taking a bit of a breather in 2012, but he assures me he intends to write more for us once his schedule frees up. Thus far, he has politely declined my offer to redefine the science of the Marvel Universe in the pages of an all-new “Ant-Man” ongoing series — “Ant-Man is bull$#$,” I think he said — but I haven’t given up hope. Any love for Ant-Man out there?
That’s followed by two apparently all-new Ant-Man images from some unknown source. So is this some kind of holiday joke, or is Ant-Man getting prepared for a new series at some point in 2012? We know that he’s getting a Season One hardcover next summer, and there is that long-awaited movie that’s being written by Edgar Wright and Adam Cornish that may, one day, actually happen, plus appearances in both Avengers Academy and soon, if rumors are true, Defenders, but still: A new Ant-Man series? Who saw that one coming?