Today saw Marvel Studios announce that Michael Douglas will be playing Hank Pym in the Ant-Man movie with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang.
Turns out that director Edgar Wright foreshadowed this moment about eight years ago or so.
Wright took to his Twitter to tease the following (and perhaps calm the masses):
Here is the relevant info:
Well, the thing is that what we want to do, the idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60's, in sort of "Tales to Astonish" mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang's story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him. So it's like an interesting thing, like the "Marvel Premiere" one that I read which is Scott Lang's origin, it's very brief like a lot of those origin comics are, and in a way, the details that are skipped through in the panels and the kind of thing we'd spend half an hour on.
Ant-Man hits July 31, 2014.