Michael Douglas will follow his Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (12Jan14) with his first comic book role in Ant-Man.
The Behind the Candelabra star has signed on to join Paul Rudd in the Marvel movie adaptation.
Douglas will play scientist Dr. Hank Pym in the Edgar Wright movie.
Announcing the casting online on Monday (13Jan14), Marvel boss Kevin Feige states, "With Hank Pym's rich history in the Marvel Universe, we knew we needed an actor capable of bringing the weight and stature to the role that the character deserves.
"We felt incredibly relieved when Michael Douglas agreed to step into the part with the charm and fortitude he brings to every character he inhabits, and couldn't be more excited to see what he will do to bring Hank Pym to life."