Martin Donovan Joins ‘Ant-Man’ for Undisclosed Role
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has casted veteran thespian Martin Donovan in an undisclosed role for the pic. Read on for more details on the story.
“Weeds” and “Homeland” actor Martin Donovan, who was known for being a long-time collaborator with director Hal Hartley in his films, has been tapped for the upcoming Marvel feature pic “Ant-Man.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Donovan’s role is still undisclosed, but sources confirm that it is “pivotal to the story.” Donovan known for his role in the Showtime television series “Weeds” has a a long association with celebrated director Hal Hartley, starring in most of his pics, such as Trust, Surviving Desire, Simple Men, Flirt, Amateur, and The Book of Life. Donovan began him writing and directorial debut in 2011 for the pic the “Collaborator.”
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book characters of the same name produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Phase Three project that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with “Captain America 3,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”
“Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the titular size-shifting con man turned hero Ant-Man; Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, scientist credited for the discovery of Pym particles, which enables size alteration; and Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll who will play Hope Van Dyne and central villain, Darren Cross or Yellow Jacket respectively. John Slattery, who previously played the role of Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father in “Iron Man 2,” joined the cast along with Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington and rapper-actor T.I.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the film along with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee as executive producers. “Ant-Man” is directed by Peyton Reed, known for his works including “Bring It On,” “Down with Love” and “The Break-Up.” It will hit the big screens on July 17, 2015.
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