Michael Douglas Stars as Hank Pym in Marvel Studios Ant-Man

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas steps into some very big shoes (or some very tiny shoes depending on the time of day).

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Legendary actor, Michael Douglas has been officially cast as Hank Pym to accompany Paul Rudd's Scott Lang in Marvel Studio's Ant-Man in theaters July 2015! 

Any actor who steps into the role of genius Hank Pym would have quite a job in front of him, and many fans expectations to fulfill, so who else could you cast except for someone who has a resume a mile long and a pile of awards under his belt to prove that he's the man for the job?

"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". - Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

I was a little dissapointed to find out that Paul Rudd wasn't going to be Hank Pym, but still happy about him being Ant-Man in general. I think Douglas is pretty cool, so I am excited and interested to see what kind of story we are going to have going on here!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a lot of big name actors in the ranks including Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges and Ben Kingsley, just to name a few. Who would have ever thought that actors would be lining up to audition for, or accepting offers to be in comic book movies? We sure have come a long way. What a wonderful time to be a nerd!

Dr. Henry "Hank" Jonathan Pym was created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber and penciler Jack Kirby. Hank Pym first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 in 1962, which recently sold for a record breaking price.

Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/movies/2014/1/13/21746/michael_douglas_to_star_as_hank_pym_in_marvels_ant-man#ixzz2qL2BTyCT

 

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