The upcoming Ant-Man film adaptation from Marvel Studios got into hot waters when problems in production arose. More specifically involving writer/director Edgar Wright and his departure from the project in which he has invested a huge amount of his time in pre-production.
Those problems have been solved with Marvel bringing in director Peyton Reed (Bring It On) to replace Wright. But there have now been doubts on the final product with Wright’s departure. Still, the film is moving forward. Filming just started and Marvel was very eager to release the very first photo from the film.
The photo, seen above courtesy of USA Today, features Paul Rudd (Clueless, Anchorman 2) as Scott Lang in normal clothes. Now, I know fans have waited to see Rudd in costume but filming just started so we may get to see him in it very soon. For those not familiar with the character of Lang, he is a thief who once stole the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man played by Oscar winner Michael Douglas (Wall Street, The Ghost and the Darkness). He would later become Ant-Man and in this film, he will use his skills in stealing to do a heist that may very well save the planet.
Ant-Man already has a great cast lined up from Cory Stoll (The Strain), Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Michael Pena (Flight of the Phoenix) and John Slattery (Mad Men, Iron Man 2).
Ant-Man is set for release on July 17, 2015.