Marvel releases official plot synopsis for ‘Ant-Man’

Superhero movie starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas will arrive in cinemas on July 17

Marvel has released the official plot synopsis for its forthcoming Ant-Man movie.

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a petty criminal who acquires the ability to shrink in size but increase in strength and become a superhero known as Ant-Man. Michael Douglas co-stars as Hank Pym, the scientist who originally invented the Ant-Man technology and mentors Lang to take over from him.

Marvel’s plot synopsis teases: “The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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.”

Ant-Man is set for release on July 17 next year. Rudd and Douglas lead an impressive ensemble cast that also includes Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, rapper/actor TI, Corey Stoll and Judy Greer.

Filming finished earlier this month (December) with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing after Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) dropped out in May citing creative differences with Marvel.