The latest film in the Marvel Studio empire, Ant-Man, is two days into filming, and we’re finally getting a glimpse of Paul Rudd playing the lead character of Ant-Man or Scott Lang. (See the brooding funny guy here). The film, which will be released next summer, is filming in San Francisco and Atlanta, and will also star Michael Douglas playing Dr. Hank Pym the creator of the Ant-Man suit.
Rudd spoke with EW about the role:
Rudd’s character, Scott Lang, isn’t the usual do-gooder. He’s a thief, a guy with a past, someone with a code, but those morals can be shrunk down to size without the need of a special suit. So what makes him a hero? “It’s a great question. One that’s been hotly debated for a while. There are levels. There are some pretty bad thieves and there’s some really good thieves, let’s be honest. There’s people who do it for the right reasons.”
Marvel’s Ant-Man first appeared in 1962 and was a superhero persona based on the scientist Henry Pym, who created a substance that would allow him to change his size from microscopic to gigantic. He later retired and was replaced by Scott Lang and Eric O’Grady. The film will also star Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, T.I., Bobby Cannavale, and John Slattery.
I’ll tell you what. My son recently discovered super heroes – so we just read Ant-Man’s origin story… I don’t get it. What’s so cool about ants? I hate ants. I do love me some Paul Rudd though. Iron Man will always be my favorite though.
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