After going through some controversial bumps and changes, including the departure of original director Edgar Wright from the project, it looks like Marvel Studios is finally ready to officially begin production of their first "Phase 3" film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with "Ant-Man". The film, which will now be directed by Peyton Reed, will feature Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, while veteran Hollywood actor Michael Douglas plays Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, the creator of the Ant-Man identity as well as the "Pym Particles" that give the hero his size-changing powers.
Via his official Twitter feed and as reported by Cinema Blend, Peyton Reed announced the good news that the movie was beginning filming.
Alright, gang. Today is the day. LET'S. GET. small. #AntMan
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) August 18, 2014