'Ant-Man's' Paul Rudd Listed in the Cast of 'Captain America: Civil War'

May 7, 2015

Paul Rudd

Briefly: Marvel is following up with some big news they've been holding onto, waiting until Avengers: Age of Ultron has opened in theaters. The next movie they're making is Captain America: Civil War, which while is a sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it continues after Age of Ultron and seems to be more of a setup for Infinity War down the line. We've been writing about casting for months (including Martin Freeman this week) but now they've confirmed a complete synopsis and complete cast. And included in the cast is one Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, along with Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Thanks to SlashFilm for posting the full press release, which includes the new plot synopsis for Civil War:

"Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

After his debut in Marvel’s "Ant-Man" on July 17, 2015, Paul Rudd ("Ant-Man," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues") will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in "Captain America: Civil War."

The rest of the cast for Captain America: Civil War includes everyone from Age of Ultron: The film returns Chris Evans , Robert Downey Jr., plus Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. They also list Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and Martin Freeman. This is quite the line-up for the next Captain America movie, but considering where they're leading with Infinity Wars (and IMAX cameras!) this means it's more about the MCU Civil War than it is about Cap. Marvel's Civil War hits theaters on May 6th, 2016.

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Cool, Im already sold On Antman.

Brian Sleider on May 7, 2015


This is definitely looking more like Avengers:Civil War with everyone on Cap's new team on board and that's not bad at all. Am definitely digging the diverse MCU cast and am glad Hurt is back as Ross, he has been missing out in the current films.

Jordan Odinson on May 7, 2015


I wonder if with the return of Ross, we'll hear anything about the shit he pulled creating Abomination? And maybe a return of Abomination too, even a slight appearance?

JBroti on May 7, 2015


So is there going to be a villain in Civil War? Or will our heroes just be fighting each other?

MattPeloquin on May 7, 2015


I hope the latter, but I don't know if they're brave enough to mess with the formula. Since it's a Cap movie, I thought Iron Man would make the best villain.

OfficialJab on May 7, 2015


Daniel Bruhl is rumored to play Baron Zemo and we have Frank Grillo as Crossbones. I assume they will be the ones responsible for getting the registration act in place. "After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability" .

Jordan Odinson on May 7, 2015


Oh man they're really bringing back an Incredible Hulk character? I wonder if Banner shows up in this. Don't even care if Hulks up, I'd just like to see him if Ross is there.

OfficialJab on May 7, 2015


I'm perfectly OK with not seeing Banner/Hulk. If they bring him up, that will be okay. I LOVE that they are bringing back General Ross. The Incredible Hulk is sort of the 'forgotten son' of the MCU, it doesn't connect as strongly to all of the other bringing Ross back from that film goes a long way towards making it feel more integrated with the rest of the films.

Chris Groves on May 7, 2015


So much heroage....

TheOct8pus on May 7, 2015


Glad to see Ant Man making a continuation appearance in the MCU since we won't be getting a sequel till after Infinity Wars (if we get one). That's always been the concern I've had for Doctor Strange, Cap Marvel, and Ant Man. All these new, introduced characters and if they do really well in theaters, when would we see them again until Infinity Wars? (outside of Black Panther also being in Civil War). I, for one, cannot wait for Doctor Strange and hope to see him again before Infinity Wars. And on the note about General Ross....I had always hoped, had they made a sequel to the Hulk movie, we could've seen a Hulk vs Red Hulk movie.

JBroti on May 7, 2015


I am sure...if Ant-Man is a box office hit...they will put Ant-Man 2 between Civil War and Infinity War! 🙂 Marvel still got the Man-Power to do a additional Movie!

Dubmaster2010 on May 7, 2015


I kind of assumed Infinity War was the end of the Marvel run. Do they have more slated for after that?

OfficialJab on May 8, 2015


See I thought that too. Always thought that. But I'm always reading about Phase 4 stuff. And then, now that they have a Spidey movie coming in it's pushed the line up of the rest of the movies, pushing "Inhumans" to happening after Infinity Wars pt. 2. So idk?

JBroti on May 8, 2015


The way the Marvel line up is now a November 2019 release date would the next logical open one and that is exactly where a Doctor Strange sequel would logically go. (It is exactly three years since the first one.) But if Ant-Man is successful then they could stick it in that spot. But It would make it over four years between movies in that case. If Ant-Man is a big hit will they want to wait that long? Would they go to four movies a year or bump the schedule back again if Ant-Man is as big a hit as GOTG? The whole thing confuses me. It is almost like Marvel is not expecting much of Ant-Man, which may be the case, but if it is a big hit they would be crazy not to do a sequel.

Christopher Roberts on May 8, 2015


avengers 3?

ari smulders on May 7, 2015



TheOct8pus on May 7, 2015


this might be packed more than avengers now

Tyrell Antonio on May 7, 2015


About the same. No Hulk, Thor, or Quicksilver here. For obvious reasons. I think also, in an Avengers movie they are kind of forced to spread the focus evenly across all of the characters. But with this being a Captain America movie, they don't have to hesitate to focus on or favor him while other characters take more of a back seat.

Chris Groves on May 7, 2015


Vision is basically a different Thor. Quicksilver is meh, No hulk is a bummer but you can't really have him in Civil War because whatever side he is on, he wins. This new line up is exciting and it different which is fun.

IamSlave on May 8, 2015


Yeah I'm all for it. Plus, if you have Hulk and Thor in there, there pretty much is not denying that it is an Avengers film. But these other characters like Falcon, War Machine, Vision, Witch, Widow...none of them are the stars of their own films, so they can easily take the backseat to Cap. If you have Thor and Hulk in there, just to be kind of playing 'backup' to Cap, it would feel a bit odd. There is room for one other main Avenger to be cap's proper opposite number, and here it is Iron Man.

Chris Groves on May 8, 2015


YAAAAYYYY.....just announce Daredevil to pop-up in Civil War too...and the cast is perfect!!!

Dubmaster2010 on May 7, 2015


Well it will have Spiderman, we just don't know who that is.

OfficialJab on May 8, 2015


I heard about that. Very cool 🙂 And i think...Nick Fury will join the cast too. He is a very important figure...

Dubmaster2010 on May 9, 2015


"The boys are back in town." Glad to hear they are going to do this story justice by having basically the whole gang come together. It would have been a huge mistake to just feature Iron Man and Captain America. Bring it ON!!!~

DAVIDPD on May 7, 2015


No Thor and Hulk

Miguel Garay Boszeta on May 7, 2015


I think Thor will be busy. Hulk's off flying a plane or something.

OfficialJab on May 8, 2015


Oh, really? Didn't see this coming... I'm shocked.

capitandelespacio on May 8, 2015


Just keeps on getting better

theslayer5150 on May 8, 2015


The wait starts again!

mooreworthy on May 8, 2015

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