Michael Douglas is Hank Pym in Wright's "Ant Man"
Following his recent Golden Globe win for his role as Liberace in “Behind The Candelabra”, Michael Douglas has been cast in the role of Dr. Henry 'Hank' Pym in Edgar Wright’s upcoming “Ant-Man” film, reported Empire Online.
Previously, it has been announced that actor Paul Rudd will be essaying the lead role in the film, which means that Paul will be playing Scott Lang. In the Marvel comics, Scott is a thief who stole Henry Pym’s Ant-Man suit to save his daughter Cassie from a heart condition. Henry Pym later becomes Scott’s mentor and the latter decides to renounce his life of crime and dedicate himself towards becoming a superhero.
|An early look of Ant-Man that was tweeted by Edgar Wright.|
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says in a statement, “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.” “Ant-Man” is set to see release on 14 August 2015.