Looks like we now know what road Edgar Wright's Ant-Man is taking, as Michael Douglas has joined the cast as Hank Pym!
|Douglas with the Golden Globe he won for Behind the Candelabra on|
The 69 year old Behind the Candelabra star will be joining Paul Rudd, who'll be our Scott Lang. Confused? So were we, which is why we thought it very kind that Edgar Wright has tweeted this interview detailing how the plot will work out:
"The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about 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," Wright told Superhero Hype.
"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. 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."
I don't know about you, but my Marvel senses are beginning to tingle and I'm extremely excited for this one!
Shooting for Ant-Man should begin soon, with a release date planned for 14th August, 2015 (UK)/31st July, 2015 (US).
Via Edgar Wright and Superherohype.com