The rise and rise of the superhero continues to grow and this shows in the increasingly big names that are attached to each project. Michael Douglas is the latest Hollywood alumni to join the ranks of these big names as he has been cast as Hank Pym in the Edgar Wright directed “Ant-Man”
Fans of Ant-Man will notice that Hank Pym was the original Ant-Man and Scott Lang stole the technology to save his dying daughter. It was unclear originally which Paul Rudd would be playing but now we have confirmation that he will be playing Scott. This introduces a new aspect into these comic book films that was as of yet unexplored – the idea of legacy heroes.
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president explained;
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.
Ant-Man also stars Paul Rudd in the title role and plot details are tightly under wraps though this news may point to the framework of the film.
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