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Leading authority in myrmecology research Size-shifting from nearly microscopic to ~100 feet gigantic (both at extremes) Maintains strength of normal size in shrunken state Bio-Energy Projection, also known as a Bio-Sting Superhuman strength and agility

Ant-Man
Ant-Man
is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, Ant-Man's first appearance was in Tales to Astonish #27 (January 1962). The persona was originally the superhero alias of the brilliant scientist Hank Pym
Hank Pym
after inventing a substance that allowed him to change size; however, Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady
Eric O'Grady
have also taken on the Ant-Man
Ant-Man
mantle after Pym changed his superhero identity to Giant-Man.

Contents

1 Fictional
Fictional
character biography

1.1 Hank Pym 1.2 Scott Lang 1.3 Eric O'Grady

2 Other media

2.1 Television 2.2 Film

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Fictional
Fictional
character biography[edit] Over the years a number of different characters have assumed the title of Ant-Man, most of whom have been connected with the Avengers. Hank Pym[edit] Main article: Hank Pym The original Ant-Man
Ant-Man
was Biophysicist and Security Operations Center expert Dr. Henry 'Hank' Pym; who decided to become a superhero after the death of his first wife Maria Trovaya, who had been a political dissident in Hungary. Falling in love with him and believing that his American citizenship would protect her, Hank & Maria traveled to Hungary shortly after their marriage to start their new life together. Unfortunately they were confronted by corrupt agents of the secret police. Hank was knocked unconscious and Maria was murdered. Pym was greatly distraught by his wife's death, and decided to do whatever he could in the future to battle injustice. After discovering a chemical substance which he called (Pym Particles) that would allow the user to alter his size; He armed himself with a helmet that could control ants. After that Pym would shrink down to the size of an insect to become the mystery-solving Ant-Man
Ant-Man
solving crimes and stopping criminals.[1] He soon shared his discovery with his new girlfriend Janet van Dyne, who became his crime-fighting partner the Wasp, when he helped her avenge the death of her scientist father Vernon van Dyne who was killed by an alien unleashed by one of Vernon's own experiments.[2] The duo would become founding members of the Avengers, fighting recurring enemies such as the mad scientist Egghead, the mutant Whirlwind, and Pym's own robotic creation Ultron.[3] While Pym is the original Ant-Man, he has adopted other aliases over the years including Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket,[2] and Wasp after Janet's presumed death in Secret Invasion.[4] Leaving his original persona vacant, his successors have taken up the Ant-Man
Ant-Man
role while Pym explored these other identities. Scott Lang[edit] Main article: Ant-Man
Ant-Man
(Scott Lang) Scott Lang was a thief who became Ant-Man
Ant-Man
after stealing the Ant-Man suit to save his daughter Cassandra "Cassie" Lang from a heart condition.[5] Reforming from his life of crime, Lang soon took on a full-time career as Ant-Man
Ant-Man
with the encouragement of Hank Pym.[6] He became an affiliate of the Fantastic Four,[7] and most recently became a full-time member of the Avengers. For a period of time he dated Jessica Jones.[5] He was later killed by the Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch
along with the Vision and Hawkeye in Avengers Disassembled,[8] and his daughter took up his heroic mantle as Stature in the book Young Avengers. He returned to life in 2011 in the mini series, The Children's Crusade, but lost his daughter when she heroically sacrificed herself to stop a super charged Doctor Doom, who would later revive her during the AXIS Eric O'Grady[edit] Main article: Eric O'Grady Eric O'Grady
Eric O'Grady
is the third character to take up the Ant-Man
Ant-Man
title. O'Grady is a low-level agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D.
who stumbles upon the Ant-Man
Ant-Man
suit in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters.[9] A man of few morals and willing to lie, cheat, steal and manipulate in order to get ahead in life, Eric stole the armor for his own selfish plans, which included using his status as a "super-hero" to seduce women[10] and humiliate and torment others.[11] He had his own short-lived title before being part of other teams such as joining Avengers: The Initiative as his first team and then joining The Thunderbolts but more recently Secret Avengers, where the character perished heroically while defending a child against the villain known as Father. Other media[edit] Television[edit]

Hank Pym
Hank Pym
made his animated debut as Giant-Man/ Ant-Man
Ant-Man
in The Marvel Super Heroes 1966. Hank Pym
Hank Pym
appears in his original Ant-Man
Ant-Man
identity in Avengers: United They Stand, as the team's leader. Three Versions of Ant-Man
Ant-Man
(Hank Pym, Scott Lang and Yellowjacket) all appear throughout Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Scott Lang appears as Ant-Man
Ant-Man
in Ultimate Spider-Man television series in the episode titled "Ant-Man". Scott Lang appears as Ant-Man
Ant-Man
in Avengers Assemble. An "Ant-Man" TV series was one of several planned TV shows from Marvel in 1980's.[12] Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
appears along with the Hulk in a Coke Mini commercial that premiered during Super Bowl 50. Paul Rudd, who plays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reprises the role in the commercial by providing the voice of Ant-Man.[13] Marvel's Ant-Man, a series of animated shorts will air on Disney XD in 2017. Josh Keaton will voice Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and Melissa Rauch
Melissa Rauch
will voice The Wasp. The series is being created by Passion Studios' Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach.[14]

Film[edit] Main articles: Ant-Man
Ant-Man
(film), Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and the Wasp

Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
as Scott Lang in Ant-Man

A live-action film, featuring Scott Lang and Hank Pym, titled Ant-Man, was released on July 17, 2015.[15][16] The film is directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay by Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
& Joe Cornish
Joe Cornish
and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
from a story by Wright and Cornish.[17][18] Wright was slated to direct the film but left the project in May 2014 due to creative differences with the studio.[19] In November 2013, Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige
confirmed that aspects of Eric O'Grady's Ant-Man
Ant-Man
would not be featured in the film.[20] In December 2013, Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
was cast as Ant-Man,[21] followed in January 2014 with the casting of Michael Douglas as Pym, and the confirmation of Rudd as Lang.[22] Rudd reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War (2016),[23] and will again in Avengers: Infinity War (2018),[24] and Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and the Wasp (2018).[25] Douglas will also return as Pym in Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and the Wasp.[26]

See also[edit]

Atom (comics), a DC Comics
DC Comics
superhero with a similar ability to shrink in size.

References[edit]

^ "Henry Pym Biography". IGN. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ a b " Secret Invasion
Secret Invasion
Illumination". Marvel.com. May 30, 2008. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ "Psych Ward: Hank Pym". Marvel.com. December 29, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ "Mighty Avengers: Assemble". Marvel.com. October 7, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ a b "Marvel's 5 Unluckiest Heroes: A Friday the 13th Special Report". Marvel.com. July 17, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ "Ant Man (Scott Lang) Biography". IGN. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ "Take 10: Replacement FF Members". Marvel.com. August 25, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2011.  ^ Avengers #500 (September 2004) ^ Irredeemable Ant-Man
Irredeemable Ant-Man
#1 (October 2006) ^ Irredeemable Ant-Man
Irredeemable Ant-Man
#2 (November 2006) ^ Irredeemable Ant-Man
Irredeemable Ant-Man
#3 (December 2006) ^ "Uncovering Marvel's Lost '80s Cartoon Pitches – Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources". Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources.  ^ Schultz, E.J. (February 7, 2016). "The Strategy Behind Coke's Marvel Super Bowl Ad". Ad Age. Archived from the original on February 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016.  ^ "NYCC: Marvel's Ant-Man
Ant-Man
Animated Shorts Coming to Disney XD". Comic Book Resources.  ^ Douglas, Edward (July 26, 2006). "Exclusive: Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
Talks Ant-Man". SuperHeroHype.com. Retrieved July 30, 2006.  ^ Kroll, Justin (January 23, 2014). "Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Moves into Former Superman-Batman Release Date". Variety. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014.  ^ "Director Peyton Reed
Peyton Reed
and Writer Adam McKay
Adam McKay
Join Marvel's Ant-Man". Marvel.com. June 7, 2014. Archived from the original on January 9, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.  ^ Sneider, Jeff (April 22, 2015). "Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Resolves Writing Credit Dispute (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2015.  ^ Graser, Mark (May 23, 2014). " Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright
Exits Marvel's 'Ant-Man' as Director". Variety. Archived from the original on May 23, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2014.  ^ Bibbiani, William (November 8, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Kevin Feige on Thor and Marvel's Future". CraveOnline. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2013.  ^ " Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
Set to Star in Marvel's Ant-Man". Marvel Entertainment. Marvel Studios. December 19, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2013.  ^ Kroll, Justin (January 13, 2014). " Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
to Star as Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man". Variety. Archived from the original on January 13, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014.  ^ "Marvel Studios Begins Production on Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'". Marvel.com. May 7, 2015. Archived from the original on May 7, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015.  ^ Schmidt, Joseph (July 9, 2017). " Ant-Man
Ant-Man
& Doctor Strange Team Up In New Avengers: Infinity War Set Photos". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017. Retrieved July 18, 2017.  ^ Strom, Marc (October 8, 2015). "Marvel Studios Phase 3 Update". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.  ^ Hall, Jacob (February 10, 2017). "' Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and the Wasp' Will See the Return of Michael Douglas' Hank Pym". /Film. Archived from the original on February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Ant-Man
Ant-Man
(other) at the Marvel Universe Ant-Man
Ant-Man
at the Marvel Database Project Ant-Man
Ant-Man
on IMDb Ant-Man
Ant-Man
at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012.

v t e

Ant-Man
Ant-Man
and Wasp

Stan Lee Larry Lieber Jack Kirby

Characters

Ant-Man

Hank Pym Scott Lang Eric O'Grady

Giant-Man

Bill Foster

Goliath

Clint Barton Erik Josten Tom Foster

Yellowjacket

Rita DeMara

Wasp

Nadia van Dyne

Supporting characters

Avengers Avengers A.I. Cassie Lang Hope Pym Henry Pym Jr. S.H.I.E.L.D.

Enemies

A.I.M. Beetle Black Knight Cross Technological Enterprises Crossfire Darren Cross Doctor Nemesis Egghead Equinox MODAM Magician People's Defense Force Plantman Porcupine Power Broker Radioactive Man Taskmaster Ultron Voice Whirlwind

Comic book titles

Tales to Astonish Marvel Feature

In other media

The Avengers: United They Stand The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Ant-Man

soundtrack

Ant-Man
Ant-Man

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