Oh Marvel, you’re such a tease. As the filming for Marvel’s “Ant-Man has recently begun in San Francisco, the studio has also unveiled a first look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the thief who would later turn into Ant-Man!
Marvel Studios earlier confirmed that Paul Rudd will take on the role of Scott Lang, who will be wearing the Ant-Man suit given by Dr Hank Pym aka the original Ant-Man (played by Michael Douglas). However, we have yet to see Paul Rudd in that Ant-Man costume yet but you can sort of get a first look at via their official concept-art poster.
After the original director Edgar Wright and writer Joe Cornish left the project, the film will now be directed by newly appointed director, Peyton Reed and the script has been rewritten by writer-director Adam Mckay. At the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), it was also revealed that the Hobbit star Evangeline Lily is set to appear in the film as Dr Hank Pym’s daughter, Hope Pym/Van-Dyne while Corey Stoll will be playing Darren Cross aka “Yellowjacket”, the alternate-identity of Hank Pym with similar powers.
The film is expected to be released on 17th July next year and the cast includes:
- Bobby Cannavale
- Michael Peña
- Abby Ryder Fortson
- Judy Greer
- David Dastmalchian
- Wood Harris
- Gregg Turkington
- Rapper/actor T.I.
John Slattery will be reprising his “Iron Man 2” role of Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) in the film as well. As for the plot, there has been a lot of scattered details and director Peyton Reed has only described the film as a “heist movie”. It is expected that Scott Lang is set to embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr Hank Pym to protect the secret behind Ant-Man’s shrinking technology from Yellowjacket. Ant-Man’s appearance will tie in to the bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
So, what do you think of Paul Rudd’s take on Ant-Man so far? Do you think that the film exceeds our expectations, like how “Guardians of the Galaxy” did? Let us know in the comment box below!