The First Photo of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man…Well, Kind Of

As Marvel fans know, Ant-Man has gone through some tumultuous changes as of late. With Edgar Wright’s departure and Marvel Studios’ struggles in finding a replacement director, there has been a fair share of speculation on the film’s well-being. Well, in an effort to show that the long delayed Ant-Man is finally filming, Marvel has released an image of Paul Rudd as the master thief, Scott Lang.

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The image isn’t exactly astonishing.

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As you can obviously see from the picture, Rudd is not yet dressed in the red and silver Ant-Man suit that had been showcased at San Diego Comic-Con. No, instead it’s an image of Scott Lang dressed in a grungy looking hoody and jacket. It looks like the con-man has fallen on some hard times, and is perhaps preparing for a heist. Again, hardly anything is shown in the image and it was most likely released to prove that production is finally in full-swing.

Pictured behind Rudd is the Golden Gate Bridge, which has had a long career of being continuously destroyed over and over again in film. Making recent appearances in summer blockbusters like Godzilla and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it comes as no surprise that the bridge will be making its first debut in a Marvel movie. Just so you know, Ang Lee’s Hulk and Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand don’t count. Ant-Man, which will be shooting for the next several weeks in San Francisco, will eventually move to Fayette, Georgia for the remainder of the production.

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Ant-Man is set to be released July 17, 2015, and will follow Lang as he helps his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secrets of the Ant-Man suit from a new generation of threats. Pitted against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

What about you reader? Excited for Marvel’s Ant-Man? Concerned over the recent changes? Let us know in the comments below.
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