By Ninder Kaur
Marvel fans, creators and stars flocked Hollywood Boulevard and the red carpet leading into the Dolby Theatre on Monday night for the premiere of ‘Ant Man’.
“Ant-Man” is Marvel’s latest superhero offering from the comic book collection.
Leading actor Paul Rudd, known for his roles in popular comedies, portrays a thief who has the power to shrink in size but grow in power.
Rudd plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man, who according to Marvel, must help his mentor Dr Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, safeguard the secrets behind his Ant-Man suit. Full of special effects, the plot sees the two plan a heist to save the world.
“The macro-photography of the ant … is going to blow your mind,” Douglas said at the film’s premiere on Monday night
Excluding Bobby Cannavale, the entire cast attended the premiere, among them Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, T.I. and 7-year-old Abby Ryder Fortson.
At the premiere Douglas said: “It feels like the 1980s. You have a movie that actually has a backlog of fans. They really follow this stuff.” The actor said he joined the fanatics by doing his research in order to commit to his character. “They sent me about two years of Avengers, Ant-Man comics, and (I learned) about the whole history of Hank Pym.”
To Douglas, the film’s sense of humour play a huge role. “I think it’s the funniest Marvel movie,” confirmed the actor who plays Darren Cross, a power-hungry antagonist ridden with daddy issues. “It’s like the perfect summer movie. The action is super-fun, but there is a real heart at the centre.”
The movie is expected to release in selected U.K. cinemas on July 17. Director of the film, Peyton Reed, has already said he’s ready for round two. “If we’re fortunate enough to do another ‘Ant-Man’ movie, I would love to do it,” he said.