This summer, an unlikely actor is becoming a franchise superhero: Paul Rudd. Probably best known for his comedic roles in films like “The 40 Year-Old Virgin,” “Role Models,” “Anchorman,” and more, the actor has show some dramatic chops before (Neil LaBute‘s underrated “The Shape Of Things,” for example). But Marvel‘s “Ant-Man” will likely provide a chance for Rudd to get both silly and serious, in a movie that’s certainly the biggest he’s ever made in his career. Some aspects of the production were new to the actor, others not so much.
“It was a new experience as far as the motion-capture-suit-ness of it,” Rudd said to EW. “But none of it feels that different. Every part, I’m pretending to be somebody I’m not. It’s all just a big lie!”
However, the big questions left to be answered is if Marvel made a mistake splitting from the film’s original director, Edgar Wright, over creative differences, and if this picture can perform at the blockbuster levels everyone now expects from the comic book studio. Perhaps this new trailer will provide an answer.
“Ant-Man” opens on July 17th.