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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

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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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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments

1

Still think this was brilliant casting. Hope Marvel and Reed deliver with this film.

Maxx on Aug 19, 2014

2

Kevin Feige knows what he's doing, he always does đŸ˜‰

Tuomas Lassila on Aug 19, 2014

3

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.

DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2014

4

The entire time he was listening to Firstshowing, lol.

si1ver on Aug 19, 2014

5

Seems so.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

6

Cross your fingers and toes.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

7

Oh yes.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

8

Rudd was brilliant casting.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

9

So much hype for Ant-Man Vs Yellowjacket!

Tuomas Lassila on Aug 19, 2014

10

So much hype for Ant-Man Vs Yellowjacket Vs The Tick!

Rock n Rollllll on Aug 19, 2014

11

The Tick?

Tuomas Lassila on Aug 19, 2014

12

This guy.

Rock n Rollllll on Aug 20, 2014

13

Dafuck?

Tuomas Lassila on Aug 20, 2014

14

SPOON!

Akirakorn on Aug 19, 2014

15

I'd pay to see it.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

16

I do not think Rudd can act well enough to carry a movie of this scope. We will see.

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2014

17

I think you're in the minority on this one. I'm excited for it.

ColtNoir on Aug 19, 2014

18

Couldnt be more right. IMO Rudd has the charisma to pull off anything he puts his mind to.

Rock n Rollllll on Aug 19, 2014

19

Definitely agree.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

20

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.

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2014

21

Comparing Rudd to the likes of Seth is already a huge mistake.

Rock n Rollllll on Aug 20, 2014

22

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.

Brian Sleider on Aug 20, 2014

23

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.

ColtNoir on Aug 26, 2014

24

Will check that out.

Brian Sleider on Aug 26, 2014

25

I'm excited to see what he can do

steve on Aug 19, 2014

26

Not really what I imagined. Look very gritty though, in a good way. I can't wait to see how this all turns out.

DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2014

27

Looks kinda Russell Crowe in that pic...

Bl00dwerK on Aug 19, 2014

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