The previous announcement that Paul Rudd has been cast as the lead in Marvel’s film adaptation of Ant Man has lead many people to assume that Rudd will be playing Hank Pym – us included. However, the studio recently surprised everyone by announcing that Michael Douglas has been cast as Hank Pym. As for Paul Rudd, he will be playing Scott Lang, a common thief who steals the Ant-Man equipment from Pym.
“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 Kevin Feige.
“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.”