Breaking news from Marvel Studios Michael Douglas has joined the cast of Ant-Man as Hank Pym. Michael Douglas is starring opposite Paul Rudd who is playing Scott Lang. Ant-Man is an Edgar Wright film and is released on May 1, 2015.
“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 Marvel Studios President 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.” Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 (Jan. 1962), with Rudd starring as Scott Lang in the film.
UPDATE: Rumor mill has it that Hank Pym, Michael Douglas, will be the villain in the movie and Scott Lang, Paul Rudd, steals the suit and becomes the other Ant-Man.