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First Look: Paul Rudd in ANT-MAN

Scott Lang emerges

By Robert T. Trate     August 19, 2014
Source: Walt Disney/ Marvel


Marvel's Ant-Man arrives July 17, 2015
© Walt Disney/ Marvel

Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney have released the first official photo of Paul Rudd from Ant-Man. If you were hoping to see Rudd in full Ant-Man garb, you are going to be disappointed. The photo, taken near the San Francisco bridge, is of Rudd as Scott Lang. 

Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (August, 18, 2014) – Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California, on its newest Super Hero franchise Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
 
Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
 
The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Bobby Cannavale (“Danny Collins,” “Annie,” “HBO’s “The Long Play”), Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness”), Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans,” “The Wire”), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”) and Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy,” “On Cinema”) and multi-hyphenate T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”).
 
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
 
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
 
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.  
 
Director Peyton Reed’s creative team also includes Oscar® winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (“Titanic,” “21”), production designer Sheppard Frankel (“Identity Thief,” “Horrible Bosses”) costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ (“X-Men: First Class,” “Kick Ass”), visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” “The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers”), stunt coordinator Jeff Habberstad (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and six-time Oscar® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudik (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).  The editors include Dan Lebental, ACE (Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel’s “Iron Man”) and Colby Parker Jr. (“Lone Survivor,” “Hancock”).
 
Marvel Studios’ upcoming release schedule includes Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015, Marvel’s “Captain America 3” on May 6, 2016, and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on July 28, 2017.  
 
Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success in 2014 with more record-breaking films including the #1 releases of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which recorded the largest April opening of all time at $95 million and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which recorded the largest August opening of all time with $94.1 million. Both films were the #1 film in the world when they were released on April 4, 2014 and August 1, 2014, respectively.
 
In 2013 Marvel Studios delivered #1 openings for Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” which grossed over $640 million worldwide and Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” which grossed over $1.2 billon worldwide and was the highest grossing film of the calendar year.
 
In 2012 the studio produced the critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film, which shattered both domestic and international box office records, is Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marked the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.
 
In the summer of 2011, Marvel successfully launched two new franchises with Marvel’s “Thor,” starring Chris Hemsworth, and Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” starring Chris Evans. Both films opened #1 at the box office and have grossed over $800 million worldwide combined. In 2010 Marvel’s “Iron Man 2,” starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury took the #1 spot in its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million.
 
In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies Marvel’s “Iron Man” and Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk.” Marvel’s “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey Jr. originally donned the Super Hero’s powerful armor and starred alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008, and was an immediate box office success.
 
Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million in its opening weekend.  On June 13, 2008, Marvel released Marvel’s “The Incredible Hulk,” marking its second number one opener of that summer.

 
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Eldogg42 8/19/2014 11:31:33 AM

I'll post it for you Mania, Adrianne Palicki has been cast as Mockingbird for Agents of Shield.  This is better news, then a photo of Paul Rudd, looking like... Paul Rudd.

alienstatue 8/19/2014 12:10:42 PM

 Paul Rocky Rudd. I'm ready for this movie!!

monkeyfoot 8/19/2014 12:16:30 PM

Paul Rudd is.............................The Punisher!!!

VioLatorr 8/19/2014 1:26:24 PM

 ^ HAHA.. i was kinda thinking something like that too,

trollman 8/19/2014 3:00:33 PM

this is gonna suck

jimvo99 8/19/2014 3:03:40 PM

I hope it looks like a total disaster and then turns out to be an amazing movie.

Wiseguy 8/19/2014 3:45:54 PM
Been looking forward to this film for years. I'm confident it'll be good.

Low expectations by some may help  but if that doesn't ease the box office will fail. I expect the trailers, clips and stills will slowly eat at the negative publicity

VioLatorr 8/19/2014 3:48:59 PM

 Ya, at this point I would never doubt a Marvel movie will suck until i actually see it suck and flop.  So Im very much looking forward to it even though im not a big fan of Antman. Im sure there will be some well-done cameos too. 

kennynine 8/19/2014 6:41:43 PM

 I live 5 blocks away from an area of San Francisco where this movie is filming (Tenderloin District). I have lived in this city for 38 years, and have seen many TV / film productions, but have never personally seen a production this complex on the streets. Multiple cranes, streets shut down during peak daytime hours, an entire intersection transformed from a seedy part of SF to an even seedier looking intersection, extras everywhere. Looks like it could be a scene that takes place in the past. This is all pretty cool because most movies that take place in SF actually film in Canada or elsewhere. I expect this movie will at least have an authentic, non generic feel. 

Daybreak0100 8/19/2014 8:19:18 PM

 He is carrying a bag and you can notice some small bandages on his eyebrow. Looks like he has been through some shite already 

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