It won’t be too much longer before we get to see Paul Rudd grace the big screen as Ant-Man! Now, yes…you read that right. Paul. Rudd. Superhero. It’s a new title to add to his badge that’s primarily filled with comedy roles, but as we dive further into the plot synopsis of the film it makes a little more sense as to why the casting was done.
Last week Disney and Marvel released the official plot synopsis for the movie, which is as follows (in a nutshell):
“The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ 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.”
Master Thief more than Master Chief. Makes sense. And I can’t wait! Ant-Man is slated for release July 17, 2015!