It has been a puzzle to everyone if Paul Rudd will be playing Hank Pym or Scott Lang in the upcoming Marvel Studios' Ant-Man. But just minutes ago the speculation is over as Marvel announced Michael Douglas as the latest addition on the cast and he is playing the role of the first Ant-Man, Hank Pym.
Michael Douglas has stepped into some of the biggest--or should that be tiniest?--shoes of his career.
The two-time Academy Award-winning actor will join director Edgar Wright and Paul Rudd in Marvel's "Ant-Man," hitting theaters July 31, 2015.
"With Hank Pym's rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn't be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life."
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And that makes Paul Rudd officially playing Scott Lang, the next Ant-Man. Not really sure what to feel about this update. Considering it will affect a lot on the plot of the source material. Also think about how will this play with having Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) in The Avengers. Come to think of it, if they decided to have an older Wasp, they can get Catherine Zeta-Jones to play it herself. What do you think about this new development? Voice out your opinions on the comment section.
Opening in July 2015, Ant-Man is to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.