Remember when superhero movies were just about the heroes we knew? Well, with over $6 billion dollars of revenue with their movies, Marvel Studios is now giving us Ant-Man.
Ant-Man, Marvel Studios’ second movie scheduled for release this year following Avengers: Age of Ultron, tells the story of con man Scott Lang who is approached by scientist Dr. Hank Pym to become the Ant-Man. Pym gives Lang a suit that allows him to not only shrink down to the size of an ant but also have the proportional strength of one as well. Actor Paul Rudd, famous for his roles in Anchorman and Parks and Recreation, is playing the role of Scott Lang. Actor Michael Douglas famous for his roles in Last Vegas and You, Me, and Dupree is playing the role of Dr. Hank Pym.
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas): Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man.
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd): …Is it too late for me to change the name?
Actor Michael Douglas has stated his enthusiasm about the film saying “I’ve been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good.”
The trailer has over 8,000,000 views on YouTube and is estimated to one of Marvel’s biggest releases to date, being up there with The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 and Ant Man is scheduled for release on July 17, 2015.