Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Marvel cinematic universe finally unveils a first look of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.
Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a petty criminal who manages to get his hands on Hank Pym’s (played by Michael Douglas) invented shrinking potion that allows him to scale down in size but increase his strength exponentially.
The development of Ant-Man began as far back as 2006 with casting beginning in the last quarter of 2013. On choosing Paul Rudd to play the iconic Marvel character, produce Kevin Feige has said, “Look at that origin of the petty crook who comes into contact with a suit and does his best to make good, and then look at someone like Paul Rudd, who can do slightly unsavory things like break into people’s houses and still be charming and who you root for and whose redemption you will find satisfaction in.”
Filming for the movie set for a July 2015 release is set in San Francisco and Atlanta.
Replacing Edgar Wright, known for directing cult films such as Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Shaun of the Dead, was originally attached to direct the film has been replaced by Director Peyton Reed (Bring It On and The Break-Up)
The film also stars Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, John Slattery, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale.