Michael Douglas Joins Marvel's ANT-MAN As Hank Pym

Michael Douglas Joins Marvel's ANT-MAN As Hank Pym

Breaking news straight from Marvel Studios: Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas has been cast as Hank Pym in Ant-Man, while Paul Rudd is confirmed as Scott Lang! Check it out

Michael Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27, and join director Edgar Wright, with Paul Rudd starring as Scott Lang in "Ant-Man," on July 31, 2015.

"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," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "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."

The legendary actor, who earned an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role for his iconic portrayal of Gordon Gecko in "Wall Street," has also starred in numerous modern classics including "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction," "The Game," "Wonder Boys," "Traffic" and many more. In addition to acting, Douglas has also served as Producer and Executive Producer on a number of films including "Romancing the Stone," John Carpenter's "Starman" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," for which he also won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Most recently, Douglas earned a Golden Globe and his first Primetime Emmy Award for his role as legendary entertainer Liberace in the HBO original film "Behind the Candelabra."

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WolvieCBM - 1/13/2014, 12:26 PM
Wow. Odd and awesome at the same time. Bring it.

EnSabahNur - 1/13/2014, 12:27 PM
Holy crap!!! I'm in!
ksommer - 1/13/2014, 12:27 PM
AWESOME!! I'm intrigued!!
TheVirgin - 1/13/2014, 12:27 PM
jlabatman - 1/13/2014, 12:28 PM
Holy SHitballs!
Thevenominside - 1/13/2014, 12:28 PM
m0th3r - 1/13/2014, 12:28 PM
SO we can confirm now its Scott Lang..
Primordiac - 1/13/2014, 12:28 PM
This sucks, sorry. Pym is THE Ant-Man.
SonOfStarKiller - 1/13/2014, 12:28 PM
CBM.COM explodes in three… two…. one…….
Gdub510 - 1/13/2014, 12:29 PM
zemus - 1/13/2014, 12:29 PM
Hum, weird, Im down.
Morbius - 1/13/2014, 12:29 PM
Malcopunch - 1/13/2014, 12:29 PM
Hank Pym is the Villain
ksommer - 1/13/2014, 12:29 PM
I read on another post the Pym is the villian???
LeicestershireGeek - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
New member from UK ,will be nice chatting to you all !
Klone - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
WHAT?! WWHHHHHHAAATT!? [frick]! I was really looking forward to Pym being the main hero...
MarkV - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM

ALmazing - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
God damn it Marvel, god damn it.

Malcopunch - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
This is where i got it from: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/13/michael-douglas-is-the-villain-of-ant-man-hank-pym/
erth2drew - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
REally, why go with someone so [frick]ing OLD for pym?? I'm not liking this news. I love MD but come on.....
HurricaneXavier - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
Very interesting.
TheVirgin - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
What an odd news on my birtthday!!!! I totally did not see this coming, but Hank Pym is Antman! Bringing Scott Lang is too soon.....
Malcopunch - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
I want Catherine Zeta Jones as Wasp ( At least an older version)
AsgardianHobo - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
Holy shit, amazing
SuperCat - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
Pym?!?! This is [email protected]!
jlabatman - 1/13/2014, 12:30 PM
wow, was expecting someone alot younger
erth2drew - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
I'm calling bullshit
astromerc - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Awesome news!!!!!
TheManFromMars - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
So, no Wasp?
MrReese - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Spidey91 - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
well...this came out of f*cking nowhere
Indy - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
great actor!!
Malcopunch - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Hank Pym being the main villain intrigues me alot
erth2drew - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Im with you at @STARLORD
DEVLIN712 - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
You beat me to it by seconds!

Anyway, woah! This is Phucking amazing! Could there be a better choice? Of course not!
AsgardianHobo - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
people that are complaining about this news don't deserve the comic book movies that we get
VISIONaryNPa - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
wait.. this is REAL? holy crap....
TheClemster - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Great news!!!!!

Two thumbs up :)

Makes so much sense now regarding the casting
Reasonnnn - 1/13/2014, 12:31 PM
Hank Pym is NOT the villain folks
NovaCorpsFan - 1/13/2014, 12:32 PM
Good, Rudd is better suited to Lang.
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