Five Fun And Interesting Facts About The Marvel Flick 'Ant-Man': From His Sexual Powers To His Previous Names

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Cast members Michael Douglas (L) and Paul Rudd pose at a press line for the movie "Ant-Man"
Cast members Michael Douglas (L) and Paul Rudd pose at a press line for the movie "Ant-Man" during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 26, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Marvel Comics' upcoming film "Ant-Man" has released it first teaser some time back followed with several new behind the scenes pictures from the movie. Actor Paul Rudd will play the lead role of "Ant-Man" and he will be mentored by Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas). There will also be a villain by the name of Yellowjacket. But there are several more fun facts about the film and the character which might be of interest for the fans of "Ant-Man." The superhero film is scheduled to release on July 17, 2015. Here is a list of few of them:

1. The character of "Ant-Man" is very old. It dates back to 1964 and Pym's character made its debut in the 27th issue of Marvel Comics series "Tales to Astonish."

2. Though Paul Rudd is playing the lead role of "Ant-Man" in the film, he was not the original "Ant-Man." Michael Douglas plays the role of Pym who invented the "Ant-Man" suit and had made use of it's superhero powers in the Cold War era of World War II, according to Newsarama.

3. "Ant-Man" is the superhero but there is someone more powerful than him and it is "Yellowjacket," the bad guy in the movie. Yellowjacket is basically a suit with amazing powers and when Darren Cross (played by Corey Stoll) wears it in the film, he becomes powerful. "I can't get into the details of all the goodies of the Yellowjackets suit but it's several generations advanced from what Ant-Man has. And then I put it on-and then I am Yellowjackets!" Corey is quoted as saying by Entertainment Weekly.

5. According to What Culture, "Ant-Man" was also known as "Giant-Man," "Goliath" and "Wasp" in his previous days.

4. Apart from Hank Pym and Scott Lang, the suit of "Ant-Man" was also worn by a guy named Eric O'Grady but he misused his superhero powers and died in the story, says the website.

5. Hank Pym as "Ant-Man" used his power of shrinking to a very small size to please his girl Janet van Dyne sexually. "He shrunk down to tiny size and used his whole body to... enter... van Dyne and pleasure her sexually. Rather disturbingly, he then crawled up her through the gap in between her breasts," writes K.J. Stewart on the same website. 

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