Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania | Paul Rudd On What Makes Scott Lang Special

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Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.

This weekend in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania we find Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd in his third feature film. It was back in 2015 when we first met Lang in the first Ant-Man film. Cassie was a lot younger and Thanos hadn’t destroyed the world yet. Fast-forward now to 2023 to a post-Thanos world in the Marvel Cinematic Unvierse. Cassie is 18, Lang and Hope are together, and Hank and Janet are there as well. A lot has changed.

But has Lang changed in this time? LRM Online was part of a press conference where Rudd talked about the changes that Lang has gone through leading now to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Rudd first talked about Lang’s first and foremost desire to be a dad. Being the Ant-Man and then eventually part of the Avengers, made trying to be a dad challenging. Rudd says, in the beginning, causes Lang to have a love/hate relationship with his role as a hero.

“I mean, this is a guy who, like, started off, he had a regular job. He was, you know, brought into this group and has no innate super abilities, but then he went up and fought Thanos. So he’s experienced a thing or two, and he’s accepted who he is,” said Rudd.

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.


At the beginning of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania that is seemingly all behind him. At the moment there is no threat to him or his family. But he has lost something that most people can’t get back, time.

“He is ready to have some time, be a normal dad. And, you know, there are some issues there, because we missed out on a lot, and I kind of wanna recapture some of those years,” said Rudd. “Cassie’s older, you know? She has ideas of her own, so we’re, yeah, trying to kind of grapple with all of that.”

Later, Rudd comments on what he likes most about playing Lang in the MCU.

“He is a regular guy who has reservations about all of this still. He’s just a dad. I like the fact that he is kind of a part of this group with some pretty impressive people, and superheroes, and that he would be the first guy to say, ‘What the hell am I doing here?'” Said Rudd.

(L-R): Kathryn Newton as Cassandra "Cassie" Lang and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA.
Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.

Rudd goes on to talk about how as an actor, you want to be able to play characters that are relatable and sympathetic and to be able to understand what they are going through.

“I like playing the father aspect. I like playing the, trying to, you know, wrap my brain around the situation that I find myself in. So his human quality is the thing that I like the most,” said Rudd.

Lang is one of my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe characters for that specific reason. He is a very relatable character. Especially for someone who is a father and for a time, struggled to be the best father possible due to challenging circumstances. But his drive and desire to always try to be a better father, not a better hero is what will always make Scott Lang special.

Marve Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters everywhere.

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