“Ant-Man” just started production in San Francisco on Monday, Aug. 18, and already USA Today has debuted the first look at the newest original Marvel Studios property.
Director Peyton Reed is making good use of “Ant-Man’s” San Francisco setting in the above photo, which shows star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in full con artist mode framed against the Golden Gate Bridge. “Ant-Man” will also film in Atlanta, Ga..
USA Today also provides the most succinct plot synopsis of “Ant-Man” to date, which reads: “Lang is an ex-con and thief who finds a mentor figure in Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), a genius scientist and inventor of a technology that allows a man to shrink down to the size of an insect but also increase his strength.
“When powerful forces — including Pym’s star employee Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), aka Yellowjacket — want the secret to the breakthroughs for their own nefarious uses, Pym passes the mantle — and helmeted supersuit — of Ant-Man to Lang and the two men plan an ambitious heist that if successful will save the world.”
The supporting cast of “Ant-Man” includes Evangeline Lilly as Pym’s daughter, John Slattery reprising his role as Howard Stark, T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Wood Harris, David Dastmalchian, Gregg Turkington and Abby Ryder Fortson. The film is due in theaters on July 17, 2015.