Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is one of those Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes who does not get a whole lot of respect. He's mocked mercilessly by other characters, and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) has proven that she's just as capable (if not more so) of kicking ass in a shrinking costume. That said, it turns out that the hero has at least one notable fan: Paul Rudd's daughter, as the actor opened up to CinemaBlend and other outlets during a visit to Ant-Man and The Wasp's set last year and explained that his daughter loves to draw the diminutive hero. Rudd explained:
Mr. Rudd, we're going to need to see some of those adorable pictures that your daughter has drawn. You can't promise us something that cute and then not show us! No matter... Even though Ant-Man often finds himself as the butt of a joke (whether it's at the hands of someone like Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark or himself), but the wise-cracking hero has a fan in the form of Rudd's 7-year-old daughter. If that does not warm your heart, then I hate to break it to you, but you're Thanos.
If nothing else, this seems to hammer home why Paul Rudd seems like such a great actor to take on the role of Scott Lang. The way he describes his relationship with his daughter feels decidedly reminiscent of Scott's relationship with his daughter, Cassie. We're not sure if this is a case of art imitating life or life imitating art, but it's clear that the father-daughter dynamic is a big deal to Scott Lang AND Paul Rudd.
Ant-Man and The Wasp picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and Scott Lang has been placed under house arrest after his liberation from The Raft prison by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). However, when an experiment conducted by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) leads to the arrival of the villainous Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Scott is brought back into action to team up with Hope van Dyne (who has taken over from her mother as The Wasp) to take her down. In addition to the returning cast members from the original movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp will also introduce Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, as well as Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster a.k.a Goliath. The sequel arguably seems smaller than other recent Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in terms of scale, but it's clear that Scott's ability to grow and become Giant Man will become a more prominent element of his persona when the sequel kicks into high-gear. Needless to say, we can't wait.
Paul Rudd will return to his role as Scott Lang next month when Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6. Make sure to check the film out when it finally debuts, and for now, you can also make sure to catch Avengers: Infinity War while it's still in theaters.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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