Paul Rudd looks like a surprisingly good choice for Ant-Man; a secondary Marvel hero that you may or may not know of.
If you fall into the latter category, Ant-Man was originally a scientist named Hank Pym who created a substance called “Pym Particles” that allowed him to change size at will. Pym also invented a helmet that could control ants. Scott Lang became the second Ant-Man after stealing the suit from Pym to save his daughter’s life. However, Pym was not vengeful and in fact encouraged Lang to take up the mantle, effectively reforming him from criminal to hero. Later, low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. employee Eric O’Grady stumbles upon the Ant-Man costume at S.H.I.E.L.D.’s headquarters and dons the persona – but is not the nicest guy in the world and almost destroys Ant-Man’s reputation completely.
Fortunately, we’re getting Lang’s redemption story for the feature film. We see Rudd (as Lang) being arrested, being asked by Pym (played by Michael Douglas) to become Ant-Man, and showing affection for his daughter. Effective development in 30 seconds.
Let’s not forget the sweet Ant-Man suit.
We also get nice shots of Ant-Man shrinking down, roughing up some bad guys and flying on a bug.
Ant-Man looks like it could surprise us as much as Guardians of the Galaxy did last year.