Marvel Studios began principal photography today in San Francisco, California on its newest Super Hero franchise Ant-Man. The film brings one of Marvel comics’ original founding members of The Avengers into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU). The production also shoots on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production.
Set for release in the United States next Summer, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (Bring it On, The Break-Up) and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (The Game, Wall Street) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
The film also includes outstanding additional cast including Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, John Slattery and Gregg Turkington. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in countless Marvel properties both in the comic and on the big screen. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
The header image shows the first shot of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang AKA “Ant-Man”. Click here to see a hi-rez version of the header image. Ant-Man is scheduled for release in the U.S. on July 17th, 2015.