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  • 2015
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Hayley Atwell
  • UK release: 17 July 2015

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of humour, though it's not all light-hearted. Father-daughter relationships add splendid emotional weight, while the film also addresses the female-fronted superhero film dilemma. Yes, there's mayhem, but it’s gilded with a sense of responsibility and mischief, all of which adds up to an utter delight.

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13 Jul 20154 stars

Marvel take it down a notch with this winning addition to their cinematic universe

Paul Rudd is a miniature miracle in a fun family adventure about a superhero who can shrink to the size of an ant thanks to a special suit. After their recent risk with lesser-known comic book property Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel do it again with…

Paul Rudd: Ant-Man isn't 'sexy'

26 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Paul Rudd doesn't think his 'Ant-Man' alter ego has a "sexy" superpower. The 46-year-old actor portrays Scott Lang and his titular alter ego in the new Marvel blockbuster and admits having the ability to reduce in size while gaining in strength…

Michael Douglas thought he looked too young to star in Ant-Man

25 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Michael Douglas thought he looked too young to play his character's age in 'Ant-Man'. The 70-year-old actor - who is starring as Hank Pym in the new Marvel superhero film - has to play a younger version of his character in flashbacks, and said he was…

Paul Rudd has 'a team' to take off his Ant-Man suit

24 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Paul Rudd's 'Ant Man' costume demands a minimum of two people to take off. The 46-year-old actor - who will be starring as 'Ant Man' for the blockbuster release - has revealed just how complicated and challenging his outfit can be to change in and…

Michael Douglas' Ant-Man excitement

11 Jun 2015

Film gossip

Michael Douglas is "excited" at how important his character in 'Ant-Man' is in the Marvel universe. The Hollywood actor plays the genius inventor and retired superhero Hank Pym opposite Paul Rudd - who portrays the titular character - in Marvel's…

Ant-Man to star in Captain America: Civil War

8 May 2015

Film gossip

Ant-Man will appear in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Marvel has confirmed that Paul Rudd's on-screen character Scott Lang will be seen alongside some of the 'Avengers' in the third 'Captain America' movie, with production set to begin in Atlanta…

Evangeline Lilly: Ant-Man is a heist film

19 Dec 2014

Film gossip

Evangeline Lilly says 'Ant-Man' is a "heist film". The 35-year-old actress plays Hope Van Dyne in the upcoming Marvel movie but she insists it's not going to be a standard superhero romp. In an interview with CNN, she said: "'Ant-Man' is very much…

Hayley Atwell cast in 'Ant Man'

4 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Hayley Atwell will star in 'Ant-Man'. The 'Captain America: The First Avenger' actress has been confirmed as a cast member for the Marvel Studios film, according to Project Casting. The casting call website is seeking a stand-in actress for the…

Paul Rudd 'loves' revamped Ant-Man script

29 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Paul Rudd is eagerly looking forward to working on 'Ant-Man'. The 45-year-old actor is busy getting himself in shape for the lead role in the forthcoming blockbuster and revealed that he "loves" the direction the revamped script has taken, saying…

Kevin Feige: Wright's Ant-Man not 'too far out'

17 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Kevin Feige has denied claims Edgar Wright's ideas for 'Ant-Man' were "too far out". The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director has spoken out against suggestions that himself and Marvel Comics parted ways with the filmmaker - who was on board to direct…

Michael Douglas disappointed by Edgar Wright's Ant-Man exit

9 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Michael Douglas is disappointed that Edgar Wright has quit 'Ant-Man'. The actor, who is to star in the superhero movie as mentor figure Dr. Hank Pym, was stunned to discover that the filmmaker had pulled out of directing the long-awaited Marvel comic…

Peyton Reed to direct 'Ant Man'

9 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Peyton Reed will direct 'Ant Man'. The 'Bring It On' director has been called in to helm the picture - based on the 1960's comic book - after Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright dropped out in May, reports Variety. Adam McKay - who will contribute…

Adam McKay won't direct Ant-Man

2 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Adam McKay has pulled out of negotiations to direct 'Ant-Man'. The 'Anchorman' director was considered frontrunner to replace Edgar Wright on the Marvel superhero movie, but he has decided not to take the reins, according to The Hollywood…

Corey Stoll to join Ant-Man?

25 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Corey Stoll is in talks to join Marvel's 'Ant-Man'. The 'House of Cards' actor - who played Peter Russo in the first series of the political revenge drama - is negotiating a deal to join the superhero movie in an unspecified role, reports…

Patrick Wilson confirms 'important' Ant-Man role

10 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Patrick Wilson has confirmed his 'Ant-Man' casting. 'The Conjuring' actor was careful not to reveal whether he will play the protagonist or antagonist saying, "I can't tell you", but admitted his role was "important" when he spoke at the South by…

Patrick Wilson cast in Ant-Man

28 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Patrick Wilson will star in 'Ant-Man'. 'The Conjuring' actor has been cast in the forthcoming Marvel superhero movie alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, according to The 40-year-old actor has been offered an unspecified role…

Michael Pena for Ant-Man role?

15 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Michael Pena is in talks to join the cast of 'Ant-Man'. The 'End of Watch' star is negotiating a deal to star in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, according to Pena has been offered an…

Michael Douglas cast in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

14 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Michael Douglas will star in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'. The 69-year-old actor will play the role of scientist Henry Pym, known as Hank, in the upcoming superhero flick directed by Edgar Wright, and thinks his 13-year-old son Dylan - who he had with…

Paul Rudd in negotiations for 'Ant-Man' role

19 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Paul Rudd is in formal negotiations to star as Marvel's 'Ant-Man'. The 'Anchorman 2' actor is expected to take the lead role of Henry 'Hank' Pym, aka Ant-Man, in the superhero movie, according to film website Deadline. Rudd was previously rumoured…

Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones for Ant-Man?

25 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are being eyed to star in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'. The 'I Love You, Man' co-stars could reunite in the new superhero movie, playing the roles of Henry 'Hank' Pym, aka Ant-Man, and Jane van Dyne, according to movie blog…

Paul Rudd or Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Ant Man?

15 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are in the running for the lead role in 'Ant Man.' The 'Don Jon' actor and 'This Is the End' star are both set to meet with executives from Marvel Comics and director Edgar Wright before the casting is…

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