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First Look: Paul Rudd is Rugged as Scott Lang in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

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August 19, 2014

Ant-Man

Following the start of production on Ant-Man yesterday, along with the addition of Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale and John Slattery to the cast of Marvel's Phase Three comic book film, we have our first look at the superhero story. Paul Rudd plays a thief named Scott Lang who will go on to become a superhero with the help of scientist and mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and now we get to see him looking rugged before he takes a turn towards being a hero. He's got some kind of cut on his face, and looks like he's getting ready for a heist. It's not much, but we're glad Marvel got this out there before spy photos emerged. Look!

Here's the first look at Paul Rudd in Peyton Reed's Ant-Man from USA Today:

Ant-Man

Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed (Yes Man) with a script by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish, rewritten by Adam McKay and Gabriel Ferrari & Andrew Barrer Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Marvel Studios releases the film next summer on July 17th, 2015.

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  • Maxx
    Still think this was brilliant casting. Hope Marvel and Reed deliver with this film.
    • Tuomas Lassila
      Kevin Feige knows what he's doing, he always does ;)
      • DAVIDPD
        I'd have a good chuckle if in 20 years they make a behind the scene documentary about Marvel's success and Feige admits to not having a clue and flying by the seat of his pants the whole time.
        • si1ver
          The entire time he was listening to Firstshowing, lol.
      • Xerxexx
        Seems so.
    • Xerxexx
      Cross your fingers and toes.
  • Xerxexx
    Oh yes.
  • Xerxexx
    Rudd was brilliant casting.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    So much hype for Ant-Man Vs Yellowjacket!
    • Rock n Rollllll
      So much hype for Ant-Man Vs Yellowjacket Vs The Tick!
      • Tuomas Lassila
        The Tick?
        • Rock n Rollllll
          This guy.
          • Tuomas Lassila
            Dafuck?
      • Akirakorn
        SPOON!
      • Xerxexx
        I'd pay to see it.
  • Brian Sleider
    I do not think Rudd can act well enough to carry a movie of this scope. We will see.
    • ColtNoir
      I think you're in the minority on this one. I'm excited for it.
      • Rock n Rollllll
        Couldnt be more right. IMO Rudd has the charisma to pull off anything he puts his mind to.
        • Xerxexx
          Definitely agree.
      • Brian Sleider
        Thats fine, and I am holding back judgement because Marvels track record buys them leeway from me on choices I find odd. I say this from a place that has never seen Rudd act outside of his zone, much like Seth Rogan. I have seen nothing from Rudd to convince me this is the role for him. But some one at Marvel did. SO I remain cautious but hopeful.
        • Rock n Rollllll
          Comparing Rudd to the likes of Seth is already a huge mistake.
          • Brian Sleider
            If you can find a role where he is acting out side of his comedy box, please let me know. I do not think I am missing anything. He has not been in any dramatic roles to show he has the chops or it. It is a fair comparison. Rogan and Rudd take roles(typically) that do not have them expanding their abilitys. Again, Marvel has done fantastic work thus far so I trust the choice they made, but I remain cautious.
          • ColtNoir
            Our Idiot Brother is a pretty good example. it's still a comedy but it's not in the sense that you normally see from him. He's got the ability to pull this off.
          • Brian Sleider
            Will check that out.
  • steve
    I'm excited to see what he can do
  • DAVIDPD
    Not really what I imagined. Look very gritty though, in a good way. I can't wait to see how this all turns out.
  • Bl00dwerK
    Looks kinda Russell Crowe in that pic...

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