This Tuesday,  Marvel Entertainment revealed the first photo of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang; the ex-felon/thief, set to turn tiny, bad-ass superhero in the upcoming film Ant-Man.

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Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man (credit: Zade Rosenthal/Marvel)

We first got word that Paul Rudd was in negotiations with Marvel Studios to take on the lead role in this Comic adaptation back in December.

According to Marvel, the official synopsis of the movie is:

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

The film is directed by Peyton Reed, and  also stars  Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, Judy Greer, and T.I.  Ant-Man is scheduled to release in theaters July 17, 2015.

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