Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Paul Rudd On Working With Michael Douglas And Michelle Pfeiffer


The last of three MCU movies on the way this year is Ant-Man and the Waspwhich will expand the mythos of Marvel’s smallest hero in some interesting ways. In particular, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne will finally get to suit up as Wasp (following the post-credits tease of 2015’s Ant-Man). What’s more, Michelle Pfeiffer will be joining the cast as Hope’s mother Janet, the original Wasp who was said to be lost in the Quantum Realm in the previous movie.

With Pfeiffer’s inclusion, Ant-Man and the Wasp now features at least two veritable legends of Hollywood, as we also have Michael Douglas, who’s reprising his role as the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. Even though he’s appeared opposite some very fine actors in his time as part of the MCU so far, star Paul Rudd is still taken aback by working with talent of this calibre.

While talking with Variety, Rudd – who plays ex-con turned superhero Scott Lang  – explained how “tremendous” it was to work with the pair.

“Well, she’s, you know, she’s absolutely tremendous and it was really cool to see Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas just on set. You look over and go, ‘Oh my god.’ Legends. So, they’re both really lovely people and it was a thrill to get to work with them.”

Though Rudd didn’t mention him, Ant-Man and the Wasp also features another major name making their debut in the MCU. Laurence Fishburne is playing Bill Foster, Pym’s old colleague who’s also the super-sized superhero Goliath. Funnily enough, both Pfeiffer and Fishburne are crossing over to Marvel after previous roles with DC. Pfeiffer famously played Catwoman in 1992’s Batman Returns and Fishburne currently portrays Daily Planet boss Perry White in the DCEU.

Other new additions to the cast include Walter Goggins as villain Sonny Birch, Hannah John-Kamen as costumed villain the Ghost and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, a top S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Not much is known about any of their roles in the movie at the moment, but we’re sure to learn more before Ant-Man and the Wasp crawls into cinemas on July 6th.