Marvel Studios confirmed on December 19 that Paul Rudd has been cast to play the lead in Ant-Man.

Edgar Wright will direct the superhero adaptation and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce with Nira Park.

Plots details remain under wraps, however Ant-Man will be familiar to millions as a character who has undergone several iterations.

The crime-fighter was originally established by biophysicist Henry Pym who found a substance that enabled him to change his size at will.