Present: director Peyton Reed and actors Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd and Michael Peña.
The five things we learned from the ANT-MAN press conference on Tuesday 7th July:
1. When asked about what Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish brought to ANT-MAN, which is still retained, director Peyton Reed said:
- The heist movie structure,
- The mentor element and
- The climax in a little girl’s bedroom.
Reed stated the film would not exist without them. The spirit of what they created is part of the movie’s D.N.A.
2. Michael Douglas said he was sent the script and a leather bound book of two years worth of the comics.
3. Michael Peña’s son told him, before he went off to make the film, “Don’t mess it up.”
Peña said it would great to wear the suit right after Paul, but not right after [laughs].
4. In preparation for the role, Rudd didn’t have fun for a year:
- No carbs or sugar,
- No alcohol and
- Fitness was the centre of his day.
5. Asked about CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016), Paul said on the first day of shooting he saw Iron Man and Captain America, which made it all real that it wasn’t before. Making ANT-MAN they were in a bubble.
‘There’s a lot of war, but it’s a ‘civil’ war,” he quipped.