After winning last night’s 71st Golden Globe Award in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra Michael Douglas has joined Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man as a classic Marvel character, Hank Pym.

The American actor and producer, Michael Douglas (as Hank Pym) will star opposite Paul Rudd (as Ant-Man/Scott Lang) in Marvel’s upcoming British-American superhero film, Ant-Man.

Michael Douglas To Play Hank Pym In Ant-Man 1

“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,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

“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 fictional character Dr. Henry “Hank” Jonathan Pym first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 (Jan. 1962). It was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Ant-Man is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2015.

 

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Source: Marvel.

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