Bobby Cannavale Dishes On ANT-MAN Role And Compares Humor To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Bobby Cannavale Dishes On ANT-MAN Role And Compares Humor To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Bobby Cannavale Dishes On ANT-MAN Role And Compares Humor To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Revealing whether or not his character has roots in the comics, actor Bobby Cannavale talks quite a bit about Marvel's Ant-Man, while praising stars Paul Rudd & Judy Greer, and much more. Check it out!



While doing press for his new dramedy film, Danny Collins, Bobby Cannavale talked lengthily with Nuke the Fridge about his mysterious role as Paxton in Marvel's forthcoming Ant-Man adaptation. Revealing some vague details about his character, and who he shares most of his scenes with, the Chef actor also compares the movie's humor to a previous "Phase Two" Marvel Studios movie.

“It’s pretty funny,” he said of Ant-Man. “I think so. I haven’t seen anything but it felt funny. It’s Paul, so I think they’re not hiring Paul Rudd to be The Winter Soldier. It’s going to have a sense of levity to it, like Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians is a blue chips superhero movie but it’s a pretty funny film. They just got the right people. When I looked around and saw who I was surrounded by, Corey Stoll, actors I’ve seen for years in little movies that I really liked, it just felt like I belong here.” He continued, “That was a really cool experience because as big as that movie is, and as really as big a production as that was, the actual work in the scenes were really fun. It felt like we were on an indie film. Rudd’s one of my oldest friends so most of our scenes are together, me and Paul and Judy Greer. Both those actors are really good improvisors. Adam McKay and Paul did a big rewrite on that script, so the scenes themselves felt like an indie film. It really felt like a comedy that we were doing. I think that probably happened because Guardians of the Galaxy was such a success. So it didn’t feel like I was working on a really serious superhero movie. It didn’t feel like Thor or something.” About his character Paxton, Bobby Cannavale confirms that he's an original character and not from Marvel Comics. “He’s a new character,” he said. “I mean, the whole story is pretty new because the origin story of Hank Pym, who’s the original Ant-Man, that’s Michael Douglas’s character. Paul’s character is a protege. The whole story is really new. At least I think that’s true because nobody ever came up to me and said, ‘Hey, you need to dye your hair red’ or something.” Finally, Cannavale teased that he does get in on the Ant-Man action as the filming process was a new experience for him. “Then of course you have those big scenes,” he started. “I spend so much time in front of a blue screen and that was just a trip for me. I’m not used to that kind of thing, but it was a really good combination of bringing a real off the cuff sensibility to a big huge action movie that was really fun.” What do you think?


Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Wood Harris John Slattery and Gregg Turkington with multi-hyphenate T.I., and the film opens July 17, 2015
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