The critics were skeptical when Paul Rudd was cast in Marvel’s Ant-Man, but despite the criticism, the actor is ready to take on the role! On Tuesday, the film’s official Twitter account shared the first photo of the 45-year-old in character.
“Get your 1st look at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in
#Marvel‘s #AntMan, in theaters July 17, 2015!” the picture’s caption reads. In the pic, Paul represents his con-man character, Scott Lang, in dark clothing, with a black hood pulled above his head.
In Ant-Man, thief Scott Lang helps a scientist, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), safe-guard his size-changing technology, which allows users to decrease in size but increase in strength, while using it to create a superhero that will defend the world.
Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, and more also star.