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Rudd is Ready to Get Small as a Superhero

August 20, 2014

By Brian Truitt, @briantruitt, USA TODAY

Filming started this week in San Francisco on the Marvel Studios' movie Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. (Marvel)
Filming started this week in San Francisco on the Marvel Studios' movie Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. (Marvel)

Paul Rudd is going on a superhero's journey in the new Marvel Studios movie Ant-Man, although these days he looks decidedly unheroic.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man (out July 17, 2015) began production in San Francisco on Monday, but by the looks of the first image from the movie, with Rudd's hoodie-clad, unshaven Scott Lang skulking around the Golden Gate Bridge, he has a ways to go before he's on the level of the Avengers.

In Ant-Man, Lang is an ex-con and thief who finds a mentor in Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a genius scientist and inventor of a technology that allows a man to shrink to the size of an insect but also increase his strength.

"The way technology has advanced just in the last few years, what they can do with this kind of story line and character, I thought this could be something that could be very strange and hasn't been seen before," Rudd says.

"I was really excited about being a part of something like that."


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