Cast & Credits:
Release date: July 17, 2015 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Peyton Reed
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence)
Screenwriters: Adam McKay, Paul Rudd, Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, David Dastmalchian, T.I. , Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Martin Donovan, Wood Harris, John Slattery, Gregg Turkington, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian
Genre: Action, Adventure
Runtime: 117 Mins.
Official website: http://Marvel.com/AntMan
A founding member of Marvel's The Avengers is brought to the screen for the first time in “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure.
Did You Know?
Ant-Man was originally supposed to be the the first chapter of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now Captain America: Civil War will open Phase Three and Ant-Man has moved to the end of Phase Two.
The film has been in development since the late 1980s. "Ant-Man" creator Stan Lee had made a pitch to New Line Entertainment but they found the premise too similar to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). The project thus languished for two decades.
Ant-Man's helmet is influenced by the helmets of Iron Man and the Autobot Transformer Bumblebee.