SAN DIEGO (AP) – The “Ant-Man” cast is set.
Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero. But at Marvel’s Comic-Con panel Saturday, Evangeline Lilly confirmed she’ll play Hope Pym. Michael Douglas plays her dad, Dr. Hank Pym. And Corey Stoll is set to play the villain Darren Cross, also known as Yellowjacket.
Rudd called the role “a mind-bender.” Douglas said he’d long looked at Marvel films “from afar with tremendous envy” and was excited to join the comic-based world.
Director Peyton Reed, who took over for Edgar Wright after he exited over creative issues, has been coming to Comic-Con for 20 years and been an “Ant-Man” fan for even longer.
Marvel chief Kevin Feige said production on the film, due in theaters next summer, is set to begin in two weeks. Even though shooting hasn’t begun, filmmakers offered a peek at the film’s look.
A brief clip showed Dr. Pym’s laboratory and a diminutive superhero piloting a fly.