Michael Douglas joins the cast of Ant-Man

2014-01-14 16:00
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Los Angeles - Marvel has announced that Academy award winner Michael Douglas will join the cast of Ant-Man.

Douglas will be taking on the role of the first version of the Ant-Man character, scientist Hank Pym who uses a chemical substance to change his size to fight crime. Paul Rudd will play the role of Scott Lang the second Ant-Man character.

In a statement by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said: "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."

He added: "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."

The actor is excited for the upcoming role and thinks his 13-year-old son Dylan will 'love' the project.

According to BANG Showbiz Douglas was quoted saying: "I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan will love it. He'll have a picture he can see."

Ant-Man will hit theatres in July 2015.

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