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Ant-Man cast - where are the Marvel movie actors now?

As we wait for Ant-Man 3, you're probably wondering what the original Ant-Man cast are up to now, so here's the lowdown on Paul Rudd and more

Ant-Man cast: Paul Rudd, Evangelinee Lily, and Michael Douglas

Who’s in the Ant-Man cast? If there’s one hero who proves you’re never too small to make a difference, it’s Scott Lang, aka the astonishing Ant-Man.

One of the wilder Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Ant-Man is probably one of the best comedy movies set in our favorite comicbook universes, and it’s made Scott into one of the most popular Marvel characters. Still, Scott couldn’t save the day alone, so we thought we’d break down the whole Ant-Man cast for your reading pleasure. Warning spoilers ahead, so if you’ve not yet sat down and watched all the Marvel movies in order, then you’ll want to skidaddle and come back later.

The main Ant-Man cast list:

  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
  • Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
  • Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp
  • Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket
  • Bobby Cannavale as Jim Paxton
  • Michael Peña as Luis
  • Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie Lang
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Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Although he already had a reputation as a ’90s icon, starring in rom-com Clueless and Friends, becoming Ant-Man took Rudd’s lucrative career to new heights.

As well as playing an integral role in several of the MCU’s best superhero movies, he also fronted the 2021 reboot of Ghostbusters and was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive that same year. Recently, Rudd starred in the animated movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and will appear in a number of new movies, including Avengers 5.

ant-man cast: michael douglas as hank pym

Michael Douglas as Hank Pym

With more than fifty years in the industry, Michael Douglas is the proud owner of two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Throughout his career, he’s shown impeccable range in thriller movies like Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, and Basic Instinct — so there’s really no one more perfect to play a character as complicated as Hank Pym. Douglas has been in all three Ant-Man movies and also voiced the character for the Marvel series What If..?.

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Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp

Before Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly was best known for her role in one of the best thriller series of all time, Lost. But it was in Ant-Man 2 that Hope van Dyne really came into her own.

After getting a Wasp suit, she went from a supporting character to a formidable superhero in her own right, fighting Marvel villains not just in Ant-Man and the Wasp but in the Avengers’ final battle against Thanos. But this wasn’t her first time playing a hero; Lilly also appeared in all three Hobbit movies as Elf warrior Tauriel.

Ant-Man cast: Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket

Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket

Yellowjacket is a pretty epic Marvel villain in the comics, and his on-screen debut in 2015’s Ant-Man was made all the more compelling by Corey Stoll, who is best known for his Golden-Globe nominated role in the drama series House of Cards.

In fact, he did such a good job in Ant-Man; he played another villain, M.O.D.O.K, in Quantumania, although technically Darren was M.O.D.O.K, but we don’t really want to talk about M.O.D.O.K because then we’ll remember his awful little butt.

Ant-Man cast: bobby cannavale as jim paxton

Bobby Cannavale as Jim Paxton

Replacing Patrick Wilson, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, it was Bobby Cannavale ended up playing Jim Paxton: Cassie Lang’s stepfather and Maggie Lang’s new husband. In the first Ant-Man movie, Paxton is something of an adversary to Scott, pursuing both him and Hank Pym for arrest.

However, after seeing Scott save everyone from Yellowjacket, their relationship improves. He appeared in Ant-Man 2 but not in the third movie (sad, we know). Outside of the MCU, Cannavale has also appeared in projects like The Watcher and Blonde.

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Michael Peña as Luis

As Scott’s best friend and former cellmate, Luis has played a pivotal role in both Ant-Man and Ant-Man 2. In Ant-Man, it is he who encourages Scott to join them in robbing Hank Pym’s home. However, he later ends up giving up a life of crime and instead starts a security business with Scott: X-Con Security Consultants.

As well as providing comic relief in both films, Luis played a notable role in Ant-Man 2 by working to protect Hank Pym’s lab from Ghost. Sadly, Peña, who has also acted in a number of action movies like American Hustle, didn’t reprise the role for Ant-Man 3.

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Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie Lang

Little Cassie Lang was the heart and soul of the first two Ant-Man movies, with Scott’s love for his young daughter driving pretty much every decision he made — no matter how right or wrong they were. With her curiosity and sense of adventure, it’s no surprise that Ant-Man 3 will see Cassie don the Stinger suit for the first time.

Due to the time jump from Thanos’ snap onwards, Fortson will not be reprising her role for Ant-Man 3. However, she left a great legacy for the character and is booked and busy as the star of the 2023 movie Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.

So, there you have it. If you want to learn more about the future of the MCU, then check out our guides to Marvel Phase 5 and all the upcoming Marvel movies. That’s not all, though; we’ve ranked all the Marvel series, and we’ve also done breakdowns on the Black Panther cast, the Thor cast, the Iron Man cast, and the Guardians of the Galaxy cast.

You can also check out what we know about the Ant-Man 4 release date, as well as The Marvels release date. Or broaden your horizons with our guide to the best movies of all time.