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Exclusive first look at Paul Rudd in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang in Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
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First look of Paul Rudd in the super hyped Ant-Man comes a day after Marvel Studio announced that principal production began in San Francisco on Monday, August 18.

In the still, we find Scott Lang (Rudd) with what appears to be stitches above his right eye, and the Golden Gate Bridge serving as the background for the San Francisco based film.

Preproduction for Ant-Man was a bit dramatic after it was announced that Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) left the project in May due to “differences in their visions of the film” and was later replaced by Peyton Reed (Yes Man).

Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman dropped out of the project after Wright’s exit due to scheduling conflicts and omissions on the revised script.

Marvel posted the official press release on their website Monday, giving fans an insight on what to expect for their next superhero project.

The release reads as follows:

Set for release in the United States on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Bobby Cannavale (“Danny Collins,” “Annie,” HBO’s “The Long Play”), Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness”), Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”), Wood Harris (“Remember the Titans,” “The Wire”), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 2”) and Gregg Turkington (“The Comedy,” “On Cinema”) and multi-hyphenate T.I. (“American Gangster,” “Takers”).

Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), 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.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

News that Greer, Cannavale, Slattery, and T.I., were announced on Aug. 18 along with the press release.

Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015 after the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1.