Just a day after his Golden Globe win as Liberace for Behind the Candelabra, it was announced Monday by Marvel Studios that Michael Douglas has been officially cast as scientist Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man.
President of Marvel Studio Kevin Feige gave a statement saying, "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. 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."
Hank Pym is the original creator of Ant-Man after he discovers a chemical that allows him to change his size.
Douglas joins the Marvel universe alongside Paul Rudd who was officially confirmed for the lead role of Scott Lang in early December. As to what role Rudd would portray, Pym or Lang, was unclear until today.
The film’s plot is being kept under wraps.
Ant-Man will be directed by Edgar Wright and produced by Feige.
Ant-Man hits theaters July 31, 2015.