That Ant-Man movie casting is catching fire with the news that Paul Rudd is Ant-Man, and now we’ve got word that Michael Douglas has signed on to play Hank Pym. Hot on the heels of his Golden Globes win last night, Douglas is set to join the Edgar Wright-directed film from Marvel Studios that is landing in theaters in 2015.
Douglas will play the scientist Pym, and from the sounds of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in a statement, they truly nailed it when it comes to the casting.
“With Hank Pym’s rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves. We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn’t be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life,” Feige said.
Now Wright, let’s get to filming!