March 25, 2014
Michael Douglas will join the cast of director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man as Hank Pym, appearing opposite Paul Rudd, who will play Scott Lang in the film. Pym first appeared in the January 1962 issue of Marvel Comics' Tales to Astonish, and was the first to develop the substance that allowed him to change his size, later passing along the unique technology to others. The announcement puts to rest fan speculation as to which Ant-Man character Rudd will actually play. Ant-Man hits theaters July 31, 2015.