Filming is underway on Marvel’s previously maligned Ant-Man movie. And just as quickly as filming started, the set photos have started making their way to the vast playground of the internet. The first one that we are treated to, is Paul Rudd as Scott Lang.
Rudd seems to be in character as a thief. He’s got the whole “ruffian” look going with the hoodie and jacket. He’s also wearing gloves and is carrying a bag of what might be thieves tools. As you may or may not know, depending on your knowledge of Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is a thief who steals the Ant-Man technology, and then later begins using the technology as Hank Pym intended it, for good.
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man: A petty criminal,who acquires an invented substance that allows him to shrink in scale but increase in strength.
Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym / Ant-Man: An entomologist and physicist, who invents the Ant-Man technology in 1963 and mentors Lang to take over as Ant-Man.
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit Trilogy) as Hope Van Dyne: Hank Pym’s daughter.
Corey Stoll (House of Cards and The Strain) as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket: A former protégé of Pym, who takes over Pym’s company and acquires the Ant-Man technology to create the Yellowjacket suit.
John Slattery as Howard Stark: The co-founder of S.H.I.E.L.D., co-creator of Captain America, and father of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man.
Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Michael Peña (East Bound and Down), Judy Greer (Jurassic World), Gregg Turkington, and Clifford “T.I.” Harris have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Ant-Man’s premise is, Con-man Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology, which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength, from various menaces and plot a caper to defend the Earth. There have been rumors that Ant-Man will tie-into Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Ultron’s origins have changed. But, that rumor is unsubstantiated, so I guess we will have to wait and see.
Ant-Man is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2015
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