Michael Douglas cast as Hank Pym in Ant-Man

News Glen Chapman 14 Jan 2014 - 06:33
Michael Douglas in Falling Down

Michael Douglas will star alongside Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man for Marvel...

Not for the first time, Marvel has secured another inspired and surprise piece of casting for one of its upcoming movies. For it's now been confiremd that Michael Douglas will be playing Hank Pym in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. Paul Rudd, who was recently cast as the lead in the film, will be playing Scott Lang.

Marvel's Kevin Feige has confirmed the casting, saying that "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".

Director and co-screenwriter Edgar Wright explained some time ago his plan for the film which he confirmed yesterday. "So you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the '60s, in sort of a '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".

Sounds intriguing. More news on Ant-Man when it's available.

Marvel (Via Coming Soon)

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