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Michael Douglas for Ant-Man
By Robert T. Trate
January 13, 2014
Ant-Man arrives July 31, 2015.
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We finally have the word on which Ant-Man Paul Rudd will play. Rudd will be playing Scott Lang. We know this because Michael Douglass has been cast as the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. That’s right, Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas will play Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.
Marvel Uber Producer, Kevin Feige had this to say about the decision: "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.”
Yet even more was revealed about this decision on Superherohype.com and how the Ant-Man mythology will play out: “The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of “Tales to Astonish” mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him.”
Are you ready for two Ant-Men in Ant-Man? Does anyone else think this sounds like The Mask of Zorro? Sound off below Maniacs!