As previously announced, Paul Rudd is playing the title character, also known as Scott Lang, in the Marvel Studios adaptation. Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are co-starring, and the cast also includes House of Cards’ Corey Stoll, Danny Collins’ Bobby Cannavale, End of Watch’s Michael Peña, The Dark Knight’s David Dastmalchian, Togetherness’ Abby Ryder Fortson, comedian Gregg Turkington, and The Wire’s Wood Harris.
Edgar Wright, director of Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, was initially set to direct until he dropped out of the project in May due to creative differences with Marvel. Less than two weeks after the announcement, Peyton Reed stepped in as director, with Adam McKay taking over writing duties.
Ant-Man arrives in theaters July 17, 2015.