After some clever trickery, Disney cleared up their casting plans for Antman. Actor Michael Douglas will take on the role of scientist Hank Pym opposite Paul Rudd, who will be playing Scott Lang, in the upcoming Disney-Marvel superhero film the movie studio announced yesterday. “We knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves,” Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, said in a statement posted on Marvel.com. “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.”
Well, there you have it. The Basic Instinct star will suit up as Pym, creator of the technology to shrink to the size of an insect and thus become Ant-Man. While Rudd plays Scott Lang, the second generation Antman.