In a recent interview with IGN, "Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd spoke about the simplicity of his character and how he will be shown dealing with normal things of life. he said that Ant-Man/Scott Lang may be the most relatable Marvel superhero.
“He has no superhero background, he wasn’t born with any kind of ability. But what he’s going through, and what the story is really dealing with, are things that every single one of us have to deal with. We all have parents, some of us have children, but we all want to try and live as best we can and make the best choices we can in our lives,” Rudd said.
In the comics, Lang tries to make living as an electronics expert, but when his occupation fails he turns to burglary in order to support his family. He steals the Ant-Man suit after his daughter Cassie falls ill. With the help of the suit he rescues Dr. Erica Sondheim so that she can cure his daughter.
The film will reportedly showcase Lang’s relationship with his family and how he beats the odds to make them happy.
Even director Peyton Reed said that Lang is like any other human being who has no money and has made terrible life decisions. He also praised Rudd and said that the actor is the best fit for the character as he finds things like the “ability to control ants” and the “idea of shrinking” weird, like any other normal person would.
Reed has directed the film from a screenplay by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay and Rudd, based on the “Ant-Man” comic books by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Other cast members include Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian,and Michael Douglas. The film opens July 17.