Two-time Academy Award winning actor Michael Douglas has signed on to play scientist Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man.
The movie hits theaters in July 2015, and also stars Paul Rudd and will be directed by Edgar White.
In the comics, Hank Pym first appeared in the 'Tales to Astonish' #27 issue in 1962, and was the creator of the technology to shrink a human being to the size of an insect becoming Ant-Man. Rudd stars as Scott Lang who is the alter-ego of Ant-Man.
"With Hank Pym's rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige in a statement on the Marvel website. "We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn't be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life."
Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role of Gordon Gecko in Wall Street, and he also won an Academy Award as executive producer when One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won for Best Picture. Just this month he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Liberace in HBO's Behind the Candelabra.