If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you must be aware of the Ant-Man character. Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, Ant-Man first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 in January 1962. The character has since become a fan-favorite in the MCU due to its unique abilities and witty humor.
How Many Ant-Man Movies Are There?
As of 2021, there are two Ant-Man movies that have been released by Marvel Studios. The first movie titled “Ant-Man” was released in 2015 and the second movie titled “Ant-Man and The Wasp” was released in 2018.
The first Ant-Man movie was directed by Peyton Reed and starred Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket.
The plot of the movie revolves around Scott Lang who is a former thief and is recruited by Dr. Hank Pym to become the new Ant-Man. Dr. Pym has developed a suit that can shrink its wearer to the size of an ant while also increasing their strength. Together with Hope van Dyne, they attempt to steal a device from Darren Cross who wants to use it for evil purposes.
- Paul Rudd – Scott Lang / Ant-Man
- Evangeline Lilly – Hope van Dyne / Wasp
- Michael Douglas – Dr. Hank Pym
- Corey Stoll – Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
The second Ant-Man movie was also directed by Peyton Reed with Paul Rudd reprising his role as Scott Lang / Ant-Man. The movie also starred Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne / Wasp, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
The plot of the movie takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and revolves around Scott Lang trying to balance his life as a superhero and a father. He is approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym to help them rescue Janet van Dyne from the quantum realm. Hank Pym
In conclusion, there are two Marvel Ant-Man movies that have been released so far. Both movies have been well-received by fans and critics alike for their unique take on the superhero genre and their witty humor. With rumors of a third movie in development, it will be exciting to see what new adventures await Scott Lang and his team in the future of the MCU.