It might as well be Ant-Man Week, with the first trailer debut, star Paul Rudd featured on the Entertainment Weekly cover and new photos. Now we have even more on this Marvel Phase Two adventure with brand new plot details from the pages of this week's EW. When the official synopsis was released back in August, it was revealed that master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teams up with his mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to "pull off a heist that will save the world." Today it was revealed that both Lang and Pym are planning to steal the Yellowjacket suit from the villainous Darren Cross (Corey Stoll).
EW was on the Ant-Man set when Pym and Lang are planning this heist in a basement, with dialogue such as "Cross has the place loaded with transmission blockers" and even a reference to Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark. In the comics, it's actually Scott Lang who steals the Ant-Man suit from Pym, which is mirrored in this adaptation since, after a stint in prison, Lang does end up "nabbing" the suit, although director Peyton Reed hints that the thief may have been set up.
"There might be stuff going on that Scott doesn't know about that's a lot bigger than him."
The director adds that Paul Rudd's Lang is not used to being on the right side of the law, comparing him to a character from another memorable heist movie.
"He's not used to being a hero. He's more like George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven. He's a guy trying to create a new life for himself and find redemption."
"We wanted Scott Lang to have made mistakes that cost him dearly. But we wanted the audience to be rooting for him despite that. Paul Rudd can do almost anything and you're still charmed by him."
Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hank's daughter and Scott's potential love interest Hope Van Dyne, helps her father and Scott try to pull off this heist, although she isn't exactly close with Hank.
"She's not been in her father's life for a long time. So her arc in the movie-as Scott's is with his daughter-is trying to find a relationship."
In addition to these new details, we also have another photo with Paul Rudd on the set with director Peyton Reed, and concept art with the Yellowjacket and Scott Lang's "ants-eye view." You can also check out the full EW story here, which includes details about Edgar Wright's exit and much more. Check out the new images below.