Marvel just announced a new casting for Edgar Wright's Ant-man: Michael Douglas. Kevin Feige shares his thoughts on the casting:
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.
Plus, though it's probably common sense after this news, they confirm that Paul Rudd will indeed be playing Scott Lang.
Just in case you don't scroll down to our comments to see this, SuperHeroHype interviewed director Edgar Wright several months ago where he offered up some of his initial concepts for the script.
The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both... Henry Pym and Scott Lang. So you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60's, in sort of '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.
So, as you can see, it looks like things are moving along according to his original plans.
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