Michael Douglas is Hank Pym in ANT-MAN
It looks like last’s week rumors that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man would focus more on Scott Lang than Hank Pym are true. Marvel has announced that Michael Douglas has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel movie as Dr. Henry Pym. That means Rudd could only be playing Lang.
So what’s this movie about then? Well, Scott Lang’s Ant-Man origin story is this: The father of a dying girl, Lang breaks into Hank Pym’s house to steal the Ant-Man suit and uses it to find and rescue Dr. Erica Sondheim, the only person who can save his daughter. When Lang attempts to give the suit back to Pym, old Ant-Man tell Lang to keep it and uphold the law.
Kevin Feige has already stated that Ant-Man will be more of a “heist movie” than your standard superhero fare. So we’re basically in store for a full-length feature film version of this episode of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In the hands of Wright, I’ll take it.