He's taking a big step with his latest venture into superhero-land.
At 46, Paul Rudd has a terrific career in comedy, including raucous silliness (Anchorman 2), clever satire (They Came Together), rom-coms (Admission) and indie comedy-dramas (Prince Avalance) in the last two years alone. Now he's made the jump to the superhero blockbuster in Ant-Man.
Paul Rudd finally finds himself in the Marvel world
"I don't have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, 'I have to do a drama next,' or 'I am looking for an action movie now,'" he says. "The Marvel world wasn't anything I thought about seriously, because I guess I never imagined I'd get hired! What's different about it is that it's a character who's joining a universe that exists throughout several movies, and that's like nothing I've ever done."
Continue reading: Ant-Man Gives Paul Rudd A New Genre To Play With
The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure movie, which combines a steady stream of character-based comedy with action sequences that are integrated seamlessly into the plot. Like last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, the film departs from the usual tired structure to joyously tell a story that's more than pure escapism.
Released from prison after a stint for burglary, Scott (Paul Rudd) is struggling to restart his life when he has an unexpected encounter with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), an inventor who needs his help. Hank's technology company is being steered away from his original vision to help mankind by his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and his protege Darren (Corey Stoll), who see a chance to make a lot of money by selling Hank's ideas to the highest bidder. Hank's biggest breakthrough is a suit that shrinks the wearer down to ant-size, allowing for all kinds of unexpected possibilities. Pushed into a corner, Scott starts learning how to master the suit. But his ex-wife (Judy Greer) is now engaged to a cop (Bobby Cannavale) who's keeping his eye on Scott.
One of director Peyton Reed's main challenges was to sell the whole idea of an insect-sized warrior, and he does that fairly effortlessly, revealing an increasingly cool series of possibilities in each action sequence. These set-pieces emerge organically from the story, combining comedy and exhilaratingly coherent action to push the narrative forward. One of the best moments is an encounter with one of the Avengers (Anthony Mackie's Falcon), which offers a strong hint about how Ant-Man can liven up the franchise as a whole. And the climactic sequence is an inspired collision of mind-bending effects and inventive humorous touches (Thomas the Tank Engine nearly steals the whole film). Plus two post-credit stings for the fanboys.
Continue reading: Ant-Man Review
The star makes his superhero debut in the upcoming movie.
Paul Rudd is set to make his superhero debut as the newest addition to the Marvel film franchise: 'Ant-Man'. And while it's a first for him to be taking on his first comic-book based role, he was facing something a little different to the previous Marvel films.
Paul Rudd says working on 'Ant-Man' was a lot of fun
Not only is 'Ant-Man' Paul Rudd's first Marvel adventure, but it's also the comic book character's first movie; though looking at how cool it looks, it's difficult to understand why he has been ignored until now. 'It feels really strange, and cool, to be part of the Marvel universe', says Rudd. 'But to put on that suit - which, by the way, I think is the coolest looking suit of all of them - it's impossible not to feel a little bit like a superhero.'
Continue reading: 'It's A Dream Come True': Paul Rudd Marvels Over 'Ant-Man' Role
‘Clueless’ is being adapted into a musical.
Clueless, the hit 1990s teen comedy drama, is being adapted into a musical. The news was announced by film director Amy Heckerling on Thursday (25th June). Heckerling was responsible for writing, directing and producing the 1995 hit and she is now turning her attention to a musical.
Alicia Silverstone starred in Clueless.
Continue reading: ‘Clueless’ Musical Is In Development, Director Amy Heckerling Reveals
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success, and thus takes it upon herself to plan out her entire life, complete with a rigorous study and exercise schedule. The Little Girl agrees to knuckle down at first, but soon finds herself distracted by her peculiar elderly neighbour, The Aviator, who wishes to tell her the story of his encounter with The Little Prince - an other worldly being who lived on an astronaut before landing in the middle of a desert on Earth. The Little Girl is fascinated by the tale, and starts to understand what the most important things are in life, such as friendship. She starts to lament the idea of growing up and the idea of forgetting the significant things she understands as a child; that only the heart can give her a true vision in life.
Continue: The Little Prince Trailer
When you need someone to break into a place and steal something, a career cat burglar is your best bet. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is in jail, which isn't the best start, but when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) needs a thief, Lang is still his man. Pym was once a miniature superhero known as Ant-Man, yet when Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his company and tries to mass-market the powerful Ant-Man suits, Pym hires Lang to break in and steal the suit back. From there, he must become the Ant-Man - no matter how much he hates the name.
Continue: Ant-Man Trailer
MTV Movie Awards bring out the stars, as does the Avengers 2 premiere in Los Angeles. Matthias Schoenaerts is accompanied by costars Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan at two London premieres. And we get further glimpses of a Western with Michael Fassbender, the next Terminator action romp and Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero in Ant-Man...
The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
The eight-episode series boasts a seriously impressive ensemble cast.
When the news came out that Netflix was reviving the 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer, the first question on everyone’s lips was, 'who from the original cast will be returning?’ Well the answer is, most of them! Yes from Bradley Cooper to Elizabeth Banks, many of the film’s now big name stars will be back headed back to Camp Firewood this summer.
Bradley Cooper is returning to Camp Firewood
The cast names were revealed via a 50 second trailer released by Netflix on Wednesday. Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are all name dropped in the clip. Also returning to Camp Firewood are Judah Friedlander, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon and David Hyde Pierce.
We get a closer look at Marvel's Ant-Man.
So after the Ant-Man trailer that refused to show anything other than Paul Rudd and a bit of Michael Douglas, Marvel has now released a series of new pictures including some behind-the-scenes moments and a clearer look at Evangeline Lily's Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll's villain Darren Cross.
Paul Rudd stars as Scott Lang in Marvel's Ant-Man
Cross, who wears shrinking suit the Yellowjacket, is the main challenger to Rudd's Scott Lang and Michael Douglas' Hank Pym. He also has access to the "Pym Particles" that can shrink matter and has crafted his very own, much more dangerous version, of the Ant-Man suit.
Continue reading: 'Ant-Man': Now We Know What Yellowjacket Looks Like
Into the Woods and Testament of Youth bring out starry red carpets in London, while celebrities line up for the People's Choice Awards in L.A. and the National Board of Review in New York. We also get the first glimpse of Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, the next Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and the digitally animated Peanuts Movie...
In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.
The Ant-Man trailer is here - and the Reddit world has spoken.
Marvel Studios has released the first full trailer for Ant-Man, giving fans their first real look at Paul Rudd as the shrinking man himself. The internet pretty much imploded when this one hit last night and where better to gauge the critical reaction than on the hallowed pages of Reddit?
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man
But first: a little background. Ant-Man is a weird one. It doesn't carry the same anticipation as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3 or even Doctor Strange, though it's an intriguing movie with an intriguing cast. It was intended as a project for the innovative British filmmaker Edgar Wright though after disagreements over the script, he moved on. Still the major cast - Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas - remained and Peyton Reed came in as director.
Continue reading: Marvel Releases 'Ant-Man' Teaser! [Trailer + Pictures]
Attention, we now have a full-sized trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man. Well, it’s still 17-seconds long, so technically still a teaser, but at least you can sort of tell what’s happening in this one, unlike their April-Fools-come-early stunt from a few days ago. Ant-man shrinks, the trailer was tiny, there you go. Clever, clever Marvel.
Paul Rudd in a Marvel flick is just too right. Right?
After the studio dropped an “ant-sized” version of the teaser, many, including this staff writer, complained that nothing could actually be gleamed from the miniscule video. So what have we learned this time around?
Continue reading: You Can Stop Squinting Now, There's A Full-Sized "Ant-Man" Teaser Now
Paul Rudd is starring in one of the most anticipated movies of the year - Ant-Man - but he's also returning to his roots.
Paul Rudd, who recently wrapped shooting Marvel's Ant-Man, will return to Parks and Recreation for the final series airs on February 24. A fan-favourite, Rudd will reprise his role the villainous Bobby Newport.
Paul Rudd will reprise his role as Bobby Newport, three years after he was defeated in the elections
"He's the world's nicest human being-and the funniest," executive producer Michael Schurtells told Entertainment Weekly, "We made a list of all the people that we wanted to have back, and he was high on the list, so we managed to snag him."
Continue reading: Paul Rudd Re-joining 'Parks And Recreation' For Final Season In Feb
Bobby Newport is coming back to Pawnee for ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ final season.
He may be about to take on the big screen as Ant-Man, but it seems Paul Rudd has some unfinished business to attend to on the small screen first. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the soon to be superhero will be reprising his role of Bobby Newport during the final season of 'Parks and Recreation', which is set to air in early 2015.
Paul Rudd is bringing Bobby Newport back to 'Parks and Recreation' one final time.
Rudd will appear as Newport in two episodes of ‘Parks’ seventh season, having been last seen as Newport during season four.
Continue reading: Paul Rudd To Return For Final Season Of 'Parks And Recreation'
Evangeline Lilly suggests Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' was far different from Peyton Reed's version.
With Edgar Wright on-board, Ant-Man was easily one of the most anticipated movies in recent years. Paul Rudd in the lead role was an intriguing and creative casting decision and support from Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas hinted that Wright and his collaborators were cooking up something special.
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man
However, it became immediately apparent that Wright and Marvel were not meshing and the British filmmaker's vision for Hank Pym's story clearly wasn't in-line with the studio's ingredients for a money-maker.
Continue reading: So Here's Why Edgar Wright Pulled Out Of 'Ant-Man'
How do you spoof a genre that's already a joke? Filmmakers David Wain and Michael Showalter clearly think the answer is to go for broke with a nonstop barrage of silliness, because some of the jokes are bound to stick. They did the same thing for teen summer-camp comedies more than a decade ago with Wet Hot American Summer, which stars many of the same actors. And while this movie is just as hilarious, it never quite transcends its own jokiness. Because as a rom-com it's never very engaging.
The story plays out as Joel and Molly (Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler) meet up with their friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) and regale them with the story of their romance. Everything about their courtship is just like in the movies, from the meet-cute to the fact that New York is another character in their story. Molly runs an adorable candy shop, while Joel is a "not too handsome or too Jewish" corporate raider sent to shut her down, but they hit it off, engage in a wildly energetic first sexual encounter, then go through the usual montage sequences on their way to the usual rough patches ("Your dreams don't pay the rent!"), breakups and mad-dash reunions.
Since it's told in flashbacks, the film feels almost like a collection of comedy sketches, most of which are ridiculously funny. The jokes are clever and pointed, with riotous side characters including sassy best friends, inappropriate relatives, idiotic coworkers and clingy ex-lovers. So every scene is a zany mixture of goofy slapstick, surreal visual gags and hysterically overstated emotion. Thankfully, the cast is more than adept at wringing every moment for laughter. Rudd and Poehler have impeccable timing, and they're supported by a terrific cast of seasoned comical actors, including amusing cameos from the likes of Adam Scott, Michael Shannon and Norah Jones.
Continue reading: They Came Together Review
Marvel's latest super-hero franchise to move onto film has a new photo
Marvel’s Ant-Man has had its fair share of setbacks, but production is fully underway now and we have a first look photo to whet our appetites.
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
The photo sees Paul Rudd as the titular ant hero (not anti-hero) standing under the Golden Gate Bridge next to a beaten up old Ford. We’re guessing he’s got some reason to go incognito, as he’s looking fairly conspicuous – hood up and holding a mystery bag. He’s also been in the wars as evidenced by those butterfly stiches on his brow.
Continue reading: 'Ant-Man' Stands Under The Golden Gate Bridge In First Look Picture
The Ant-Man cast is already taking shape, with two new additions.
More Marvel. More cast announcements. This is Comic-Con weekend. The latest round of announcements comes from the production of Ant-Man, one of the Marvel flicks, geared for 2015.
Evangeline Lilly joined the Ant-Man cast amidst confusion and minor controversy.
The latest batch of actors to be included in 2015’s Ant-Man consists of Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym and Corey Stoll (The Bourne Legacy, Non-Stop) as a colleague of Pym’s, who later dons the mask of the villain Yellowjacket, Deadline reports. Michael Douglas was previously cast as Hank Pym and of course there’s Paul Rudd in the title role, rounding out the cast so far.
The whole Yes-Man, Ant-Man thing would be too much for some. Not us.
After weeks of speculation following Edgar Wright’s high profile Ant-Man departure, a new director has finally been revealed: Peyton Reed will now helm the project starring Paul Rudd and set for release in 2015.
Peyton Reed at the premiere of 'Yes-Man' back in 2008
Reed is most notable for Yes-Man, the 2008 comedy starring Jim Carrey, but his most critically acclaimed work is 2000’s Bring It On. His highest grossing film is The Break Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Continue reading: Ant-Man's Yes-Man Is Peyton Reed. He's Directing The Film, Okay?
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