The latest issue of Empire Magazine offers some exclusive looks at ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, including the tidbit of news that Joss Whedon may not helm the epic, two-part sequel ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Although, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes aren’t the only occupants of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the publication’s spotlight. The issue also features a look at ‘Ant-Man’ and a comedic scene starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
The article highlighting Peyton Reed’s Phase Two finale recounted a visit to the Atlanta, Georgia set where the star got to show the more comedic side to the size-shifting superhero. Utilizing a gag that Rudd had learned while shooting ‘I Love You, Man,’ the scene finds Scott Lang in a less than flattering position with Hope Van Dyne. Regarding the scene, Rudd comments on the sparring session with Lilly by saying, “Scott’s okay; he knows how to handle himself. But okay is not going to cut it when it comes to fighting her. She knows her stuff.” You can find out what exactly happened below:
This morning’s ‘Ant-Man’ scene takes place in the basement gym of Hank Pym-or, in Rudd’s words, “the Pymnasium”- where Empire is about to witness a class training montage. Fake sunlight is streaming through the windows. Then a fist socks Rudd in the face, and he goes down hard. “Ooh… Aaah… It hurts…” he moans into the mat. His opponent is Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), who follows her finishing move by dancing around her flattered foe. As the camera keeps rolling, Rudd attempts to get up, his knee squeaking against the mat … that sounds a lot like prolonged flatulence. “Sorry,” he says. “I’m on a very restricted diet.”
By the sound of things, we’ll definitely be seeing ‘Anchorman’ filmmaker Adam McKay’s influence on the story. That gag reads like something that we’d see in one of his films for sure. Though comedy is something that Marvel Studios’ movies never shied away from, we definitely haven’t really seen this type of humor associated with a House of Ideas hero before. Time will tell on whether this is a good thing or not, so until then, let us know what you think about the scene in the comments below.
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie