Paul Rudd Explains How Scott Lang’s Changed In Ant-Man And The Wasp


Paul Rudd’s Avenger is not exactly the most mature member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, but his character has certainly evolved since the story of Captain America: Civil War.

That’s according to the man himself, who spoke to press in Taiwan (h/t ahead of his big return in next month’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Still under house arrest as a result of Civil War (perhaps this is a sure-fire sign that Ant-Man 2 runs parallel to the events of Infinity War?), Scott Lang begins his next solo adventure down in the dumps. So much so, in fact, that he’s contemplating whether life as a superhero is really the right path for him…

Well, the character’s story has evolved ever since Civil War. Scott went away to fight with some of the Avengers and now I’m starting this film under house arrest so I am really, whereas, in the first one, I was deciding whether or not this was something even of interest to me, I don’t know if I want to be a superhero, that has enhanced even more, I’d say.

It takes a little while before Scott Lang is back in the thick of it, then, and his decision to suit up once more can largely be traced back to Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne (Wasp), his newfound partner in micro-crime:

What certainly you’ll see this relationship evolve, between Scott and Hope, as well as this relationship that I have with my daughter. My daughter Cassie, this is really the biggest challenge. How do you somehow be the best version of yourself as a superhero while being the best version of yourself as a parent and can those two things coexist?

It’s the third and final Marvel movie of 2018, and after the Afrocentric action of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and its own Thanopocalypse, we could do with some old-fashioned heist hijinks. And in that respect, Ant-Man and the Wasp looks set to deliver in spades.

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