Ant-Man: Michael Douglas Joins the Cast

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Remember when Paul Rudd was announced as the actor to play Ant-Man? Well, turns out Michael Douglas will be playing Ant-Man too!

Michael DouglasDouglas will be taking on the role of Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, while Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, a thief who steals Pym’s equipment and eventually becomes his successor.

Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, had this to say about adding such a big name to the Marvel cast:

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 will arrive in theaters July 31, 2015. What do you think about this latest casting news? And what do you think this means for the plot (Edgar Wright did describe it like a heist…)? Let us know in the comments below!