Michael Douglas has signed on to play Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man.
The news was comfirmed on the studio’s website, carrying a quote from President Kevin Feige.
“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.”
The announcement also confirmed that recently-cast Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang in the movie.
Ant-Man opens on July 31 2015.