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The mystery of Marvel's Ant-Man revealed – Michael Douglas to star as Hank Pym

Michael Douglas at 2014 Golden GlobesSo the cat or ant’s out of the bag now behind the very elusive reveal of Paul Rudd being cast as Ant Man without specifying what role he’d be playing in the July 31, 2015 Marvel film. just broke that Michael Douglas (“Last Vegas”) will be starring as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s film.
“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,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige in a statement. “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.”180px-Ant-man_pym

Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 (Jan. 1962), with Rudd starring as Scott Lang in the film.

I’m a Hank Pym fan so I’m kinda bummed out that Pym will be relegated to the background and very little screen time since it’s not like Douglas will regain the Ant-Man identity in time for “Avengers 3.” Sigh…