Thank you to Marvel Studios for hosting me during my visit to the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While there, we met and interviewed Paul Rudd. We also witnessed his lack of aging up close.
Paul Rudd is allegedly 49 years old. I say allegedly because I was first introduced to Paul Rudd in 1995’s Clueless. It’s now 2018. He looks exactly the same.
When we visited the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp, his inability to age was mentioned. “I beg to differ,” was his only response. Sure, Paul. Don’t share that top secret youth serum you’ve found…
But let’s take a look at the evidence, shall we? In the above photo, only one person pictured is older than Paul Rudd. But in the picture, who looks older than Paul Rudd? That’s right. Literally everyone. Oh, and this was right after our interview. I’ll get to that in a second.
Want more evidence? Here’s Paul Rudd in the original Ant-Man. He’s 45 years old here. Know a lot of 45-year-olds who look like this? Or any, really?
Here I am with Paul after the Infinity War premiere. Who looks older here? Sorry, that’s a trick question. I also look half my age…
Here’s Paul jumping on a desk on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Sure, jumping on a desk. Total 49-year-old behavior.
I didn’t find out the secret of Paul Rudd’s youth while on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. What did I find out?
- The movie starts with Scott Lang on house arrest.
- Scott’s not on speaking terms with Hank and Hope at the beginning of the movie.
- He’s planning to go to work with Luis on a new business, Ex-Con Security.
- A theme of the movie is trying to find the balance between being a superhero and being a good parent.
- The Ant-Man costume in Ant-Man and the Wasp is something of a hybrid between the original costume and the updated costume seen in Captain America: Civil War.
- It can feel silly when you’re a grown man riding around on an ant.
- Paul Rudd is a vampire. (Unconfirmed.)
Stay tuned for all of the Ant-Man and the Wasp action
All this week I’ll be sharing more from the visit to the Ant-Man and the Wasp set. On Saturday I’ll be heading to LA for the #AntManAndTheWaspEvent, where I’ll further my investigation into the Paul Rudd fountain of youth. I’ll be posting it all on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram during the event and then right here on the blog in the coming weeks! Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters on July 6, 2018.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.