Movie News

Michael Douglas is… Ant-Man!

Michael Douglas is… Ant-Man!

Golden Globe Winner Michael Douglas will play Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ Pym in “Ant-Man”, the Marvel Studios superhero spree for director Edgar Wright, the studio announced today.

Douglas’s character, the original ‘Ant Man’, has his formula – he discovers particles that allows a human to change size – stolen by a thief, played by Paul Rudd, in the movie.

The casting of “Behind the Candelabra” star Douglas, 69, clears up some confusion about who the previously-announced Rudd would be playing; though said to be cast as ‘Ant-Man’, it was originally thought the “This is Forty” star would be playing the most known of the character’s incarnations, Pym. Rudd, though, is Scott Lang – who in the movie steals the formula to help his ill daughter – Pym’s Ant-Man successor.

“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 in to 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.”

“Ant-Man” is due for release July 31, 2015.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News

More in Movie News

World+Premiere+Marvel+Epic+Space+Adventure+nHokQEvqSBDx

Gunn reveals more Bilko Experiment cast

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
henry-cavill

Stratton loses it’s Superman

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
WILSON_FC_COLORS

Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern in talks for Wilson

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
londonhasfallenposter2_large

London Has Fallen in new posters

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
Marvel's Ant-Man..Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)..Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal..? Marvel 2014

Ant-Man dodges bullets on new poster

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
americanultrastillmtv-1431613008

Red Band Trailer: American Ultra

Ashleigh DaviesMay 29, 2015
maggiebanner

Schwarzenegger’s Maggie going DTV downunder

Caffeinated ClintMay 29, 2015
aloha

Watch the first 8 minutes of Aloha

Editorial StaffMay 29, 2015
beytblade

Paramount developing Beyblade movie

Editorial StaffMay 29, 2015