Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas
Scott Lang is a good-hearted ex-con who tries to reconnect with his daughter. To make ends meet, he breaks into the house of Dr Hank Pym, only to find a mysterious suit. And hence, Ant-Man is born. Not only can the suit shrink and grow him at the push of a button, but he can speak to ants. The adventures of Marvel’s newest superhero bring back memories from films such as The Incredible Shrinking Man, Fantastic Voyage, and Innerspace. The premise is goofy and outlandish, the hero is funny and likeable, and the franchise seems like one of the studio’s more original ones. However, like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, the movie ends with a battle in which the hero fights an evil version of himself. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the original script, which was then rewritten by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd.