After the red carpet premiere, Marvel Studios unveiled an extended footage from the upcoming ‘Ant-Man’ film, which can be viewed below. Fans who are interested in learning about the shrinking hero can also check out ‘Ant-Man: Origins and Evolutions.’
The upcoming movie is expected to shed light on two of the characters who were Ant-Man based on the comic books. These include Scott Lang and the hero before him, Dr. Hank Pym.
As drawn out from the original material, Scott was referred to as a thief who took away Ant-Man’s suit to save his own daughter’s life. After catching him in the act and instead of allowing Scott to tell the authorities about his own troubles, Hank had allowed him to become the new Ant-Man.
For the film adaptation, Scott, portrayed by Paul Rudd, will remain as a thief who steals the superhero suit from Hank.
Scott’s ex-wife and daughter are also expected to make an appearance in the ‘Ant-Man’ movie. Although Marvel has not scheduled the release of any sequel before 2020, Rudd has already been in talks to reprise his role as the shrinking superhero in the highly-anticipated ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016.
With the 'Anchorman' star playing the younger Ant-Man, Michael Douglas will be taking on the role of the older hero, Hank. As a daring and brave scientist, the character has already taken the identities of Giant-Man, Goliath and Yellowjacket.
As stated in the film’s synopsis: “Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.”
Evangeline Lilly will also have a role in the movie as Janet Van Dyne; this character was referred to as Wasp in the comic books and as Hank’s ex-wife and heroic partner.
Other cast members include Judy Greer as Scott’s ex-wife, Maggie; Abby Ryder Fortson as their daughter, Cassie; and Bobby Cannavale as Scott’s friend and Maggie’s new husband, Paxton.
John Slattery is expected to return as Howard Stark, after appearing in ‘Iron Man 2’, along with Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.
Other cast members include Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Martin Donovan, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington and Abby Ryder Fortson.
Directed by Peyton Reed, ‘Ant-Man’ has been set to hit theaters on July 17, Friday.