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Paul Rudd Interview for Ant-Man & The Wasp Movie

By June 29, 2018 , ,

One of the highlights of my #AntManAndTheWaspEvent press junket L.A trip was interviewing Paul Rudd! He brought the humor and excitement as he talked about working with iconic actors like Michael Douglas, suiting up to became Ant-Man again and how he trained to do cool tricks in the film.

Onica Cupido Paul Rudd Interview for Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie

Note: Marvel Studios, Freeform and Disney Junior invited me on this all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for the Ant-Man and The Wasp Event. While I will share different events and activities during the trip, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Onica Cupido Interview Paul Rudd for Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie

So speaking of those cool tricks, in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, Scott is under house arrest for what happened in Captain America: Civil War. You know when he did that cool growing big thing. So while under house arrest he found some cool ways to entertain himself.

Becoming Ant-Man again for Ant-Man and The Wasp

Paul Rudd: It's great. It's always a strange thing when it's (the film) coming out. You put so much work for so long into something that to know that people are seeing it and that it's finally finished is a unique feeling.

The filming of it, the experience of it, has been nothing but fun, hard work but really enjoyable.

The Continued Humor in Ant-Man and The Wasp

Paul Rudd Interview for Ant-Man and The Wasp Movie

Paul Rudd: It had already been established. People know the characters and accept us in the roles, I think. And because of that, we were able to lean into comedy or whatever it is we were doing a little bit more. We didn't have to explain it, we just thought people will go along with this. And also, certainly with the- the Scott Lang role, I've already now been in Civil War.

And in Civil War, the Russo Brothers really wanted to lean into the comedy of it. During the first Ant-Man there were many discussions that we all had, about where do we modulate this. How serious should Scott be, how funny. Because, you know, it's a super hero and you're also Ant-Man, it seemed like a strange one to begin with.

So I think everyone was finding their footing a little bit and in this one we kind of hit the ground running.

Making Ant-Man and The Wasp Family Friendly

Paul Rudd: We feel that we have our own kind of space within this Marvel cinematic universe and our own tone with the films. And while we want it to work within the universe and want it to be enjoyable for all ages, we're dealing with parents and children. This is a theme that runs throughout this story.

And a lot of kids want to see these movies and sometimes there's some scary things in them. Or there's some violent things that might be a little too intense and- and so we wanted to make a movie that was enjoyable for lots of people.

Paul Rudd: And as well as we wanted it to be funny, but we also wanted it to be engaging and moving in some way. We wanted it to be visually stunning, even more than the first one. And we wanted the action and the effects to be bigger and better. So we were trying to do a lot.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP arrives in theatres everywhere on July 6th!


From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.

As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.

To learn more, visit - www.marvel.com/antman

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