Well today it seems the internet/movie fans were thrown for a bit of a loop when it was announced that Michael Douglas would be playing Hank Pym in the upcoming Ant Man film. Originally, man fans thought that Paul Rudd would be the one filling Pym’s shoes, but now it is official that Rudd will be cast as Scott Lang. What this means for the actual plot of the movie is anyone’s guess.
Marvels studio president Kevin Feige stated, “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. 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.”
The movie will be directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, World’s End, Hot Fuzz), and will be in theaters on July 31st 2015.
So what do you guys think? Interested in the casting? Excited for the movie? Let us know!
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/2014/1/13/21746/michael_douglas_to_star_as_hank_pym_in_marvels_ant-man#ixzz2qKzrJR5C