Marvel’s Ant Man!
The Ants finally out of the bag! Sometimes, BIG heroes start out small. Ant-Man is out in theaters everywhere today! If you are not already a fan of Marvel, you are in for a special treat. Be prepared to become a fan after watching this action packed laugh fest with a slight romantic twist and an interesting story line that is very heartfelt. In a nutshell, this movie has something for everyone to enjoy (ladies come on, Paul Rudd stars in the film, how can you not want to see him?). This movie is not your typical macho superhero movie.
A little bit of background history on this next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man brings to us a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time. Hank Pym/Ant-Man was first introduced to us by Marvel in 1962 in “Tales to Astonish #27” and then later Pym appeared alongside The Avengers in the team’s debut in “Avengers #1” in 1963. Pym became Ant-Man after discovering a chemical substance—the Pym Particl, which allowed him to alter his size and possess superhuman strength. Pym further developed his technologies so that Ant-Man also has the ability to control armies of ants.
Marvel’s Ant-Man. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Photo Credit: Marvel
The action-packed adventure starts by introducing us to master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who is to become the present-day Ant-Man. Dr. Hank Pym has a genius idea about how to arm Lang with the ant man suit that has the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Lang must grab onto his inner hero and help Pym protect the secret behind the Ant-Man suit from the bad guys as a new generation of towering threats grows. Pym and Lang must overcome many obstacles and come up with a plan to pull off a heist that will save the world.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) Photo Credit: Marvel
Marvel’s Ant-Man stars: Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man
* Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym
* Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “The Bourne Legacy”) as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket
*Bobby Cannavale (“Chef,” “Blue Jasmine”) as Paxton,
*Michael Peña (“End of Watch,” “American Hustle”) as Luis
*Tip “T.I.” Harris (“American Gangster,” “Identity Thief”) as Dave
*Wood Harris (“Above the Rim,” “Remember the Titans”) as Gale
*Judy Greer (“13 Going on 30,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) as Maggie
*David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight,” “Prisoners”) as Kurt
*Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as Dr. Hank Pym.
Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) & Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) Photo Credit: Marvel
Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s Ant-Man with Kevin Feige. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish,Adam McKay & Paul Rudd.
Ant-Man suit. Photo Credit: Marvel
Before you go see the movie, or even if you have seen the movie, here are some fun facts from the film about Ant Man!
*How does the Ant-Man Suit Work?*
Have you ever wondered how the Ant-Man suit works? Well here’s the answer. The suit encapsulates the Pym Particle technology that allows a person to shrink down to the size of an ant. When the wearer wants to change size, he/she uses a button on the suit that regulates the Pym Particles, which run through the suit and helmet like an intricate system of veins. The particles are volatile and change the distance between atoms, so the suit and helmet serve as protection for the wearer. Ant-Man technically does not have super powers, but when he shrinks down in the suit, he actually exceeds the strength of a normal person because energy and mass compacted create a more powerful force.
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