Paul Rudd Talks ANT-MAN: 'It's Still Kind of Surreal'

Sharing thoughts on Michael Douglas and whether Rashida Jones is joining the cast, comedian-actor Paul Rudd talks briefly about Marvel's Ant-Man while promoting his new rom-com. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/29/2014

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"Well, It's all just kind of starting, so it's really cool," Paul Rudd told Flicks And The City about playing Scott Lang in Marvel's Ant-Man. "I'm very excited about it. I read some comics and seen some [Marvel] movies and I knew Edgar Wright for many years. The whole thing that it's actually happened, that I got the part is still kind of surreal. It's still sinking in over these last several months," the comedian-actor added, indicating that he was certainly fibbing when he told reporters last month that his involvement was but a rumor. Moving along, when asked how much comedy will he bring to the titular role, Rudd insisted, "We'll see what Edgar has in mind. We haven't started shooting any of it yet." As for his Ant-Man co-star, Michael Dougles, who's playing Hank Pym, Rudd kept it short and sweet: "It's a thrill, He's amazing! Lastly, Flicks And The City slyly asked Rudd how psyched he is to be working again with Rashida Jones, who's rumored to nab the lead female role in Ant-Man. "I follow what comes out online and even then I don't quite follow," he replied with a big grin. "I let those powers at be announce what they want to announce when they announce it. A lot of that stuff you hear is not true." What do you think?

Anyhow, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas, with Michael Pena & Clifton Collins Jr. rumored for roles. Directed by Edgar Wright from his screenplay, which he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, the film is scheduled for a May shoot in and around Georgia, and releases July 17, 2015.
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batz11 - 1/29/2014, 12:31 PM
I actually think Rudd and Douglas will be great...
TheFirstAvenger97 - 1/29/2014, 12:33 PM
Me too batz.
TheBaroness89 - 1/29/2014, 12:34 PM
you can skip ahead to the 3:15 mark.
Also...he doesn't say anything much except he's is genuinely excited to be working with Marvel.
batz11 - 1/29/2014, 12:35 PM
Think he was getting a little annoyed with the Ant-Man talk haha...Rashida would be a nice touch as Wasp...
ezio619 - 1/29/2014, 12:35 PM
batz-that is such an interesting pair, if done well,that can be great

i like Paul Rudd and i can definitely see him as Scott Lang,also for people who say" who cares about scott lang" apparently alot of people who are comic book fans are excited for this,while i can understand peoples dissapointment of it not being hank pym but this is the MCU,its its own universe like xmen films are foxs universe or the nolan films are its own universe aslong as they make hank a good,interesting character and scott aswhile,i wont mind at all
npamusic - 1/29/2014, 12:36 PM
Skip to 3:10
Thevenominside - 1/29/2014, 12:38 PM
is it me or does he seem like hes on a shit ton of drugs?
ezio619 - 1/29/2014, 12:38 PM
he says its surreal that he got this part which made me think that they might have screentested him or auditioned him as they did with downey back when the first one was coming out,favreau had seen kiss kiss bang bang(a shane black film) and thought downey would be a great tony stark but marvel studios wasnt sure so they screentested him and well, the rest is history
npamusic - 1/29/2014, 12:38 PM
Mark talks about Hulk: