After what’s felt like years of pre-production nightmares, Marvel‘s Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, has finally begun production in San Francisco. USA Today released the first look at star Paul Rudd.
In the shot, Paul Rudd , as Scott Lang, is standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, hoodie up, with stitches above his eye. In all honesty, he looks a little worse for wear.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Paul Rudd said, “The way technology has advanced just in the last few years, picturing this world, what they can do with this kind of story line and character, I thought this could be something that could be very strange and hasn’t been seen before. I was really excited about being a part of something like that.”
Here’s the description of Ant-Man as told by USA Today:
In Ant-Man, Lang is an ex-con and thief who finds a mentor in Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a genius scientist and inventor of a technology that allows a man to shrink to the size of an insect but also increase his strength.
Powerful forces — including Pym’s star employee, Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), aka Yellowjacket — want the secret to the breakthroughs for their own nefarious uses. So Pym passes the mantle — and helmeted super-suit — of Ant-Man to Lang, and the two plan an ambitious heist that, if successful, will save the world.
Ant-Man also stars Evangeline Lilly, John Slattery, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington, and T.I. The film will open in theatres on July 17, 2015.