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Paul Rudd on that Hilarious ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Role Reversal

Published on July 9th, 2018 | Updated on July 9th, 2018 | By FanFest

To really no surprise, Ant-Man and the Wasp provided a hearty amount of laughs that were definitely welcome after the heavy elements of Infinity War. The charming sequel found Paul Rudd reprising his role as Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, but about halfway through the movie, audiences were treated to seeing Rudd play a completely different character.

Spoilers for Ant-Man and The Wasp below!

The film kicks off with Lang having a dream about Hope’s mom, Janet van Dyne/the original Wasp (Michelle Pfeiffer), who has been stuck in the quantum realm for thirty-some years. When he tells Hope and Hank, the two see it as a huge breakthrough in their search for bringing Janet back, much like Ant-Man did in the first movie. Later on, we learn that Janet had put some sort of antennae on Scott when he was in the quantum realm that allowed her to send a message to Hank and Hope, the only catch was that she had to send the message as Scott. This gave us the hilarious scene of Paul Rudd running around the lab as Janet much to the amusement and confusion of Hank and Hope.

[row]“Every time we would refer to that, we kept calling it the “All Of Me Sequence” and we’d have many conversations about it earlier on because this seems like a fairly big swing.” Rudd said during a recent press conference. “But it was surreal, to say the least. And there are those moments, you know, as an actor, you have to buy into this scenario and you’re playing the truth of the moment. But at the same time, as me being me and Michael being Michael when I had my hand tenderly to his cheek and I’m staring… in the eyes, here we… we giggled a couple of times.”[/row]

This was just one of the many scenes that had the theater laughing and Rudd did an amazing job embodying Janet’s character, from just his mannerisms alone, it was apparent right off the bat what was happening. In fact, in addition to seeing Ant-Man as a woman, audiences were also treated to Ant-Man as a giant and a tiny toddler. It was a truly wild ride and fans are loving it, leading the film to a $76 million opening weekend!

Did you see Ant-Man and The Wasp this weekend? What was your favorite part of the movie?

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