Big doings for Cher's stepbrother! Marvel has just confirmed that Paul Rudd is its latest superhero. He's been cast as Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, in an Edgar Wright-directed movie due to hit movie theaters July 31, 2015.
"Who the hell is Ant Man?" you're probably asking. Exactly what he sounds like: A sometime Avenger with the power to shrink to the size of an ant. Also, he can summon armies of ants, which is really convenient if you have to fight a giant, evil picnic basket.
See, Marvel's pretty much run through its A-Team of superheroes (unless they relaunch the Fantastic Four or finally pull together a Dr. Strange movie), so they're digging deeper into the back catalog. That said, Ant-Man is expected to be goofier than Marvel's usual extravaganza. Which is good, because can you seriously imagine a beefed-up Paul Rudd punching anyone or anything?
Maybe if someone managed to weaponize wryness and self-deprecating humor.