Speaking to GQ, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” star Paul Rudd reflected on his experiences meeting Stan Lee, who he said was thrilled to finally see the character of Ant-Man portrayed on the big screen. “One of the most incredible experiences I’ve had working on the Marvel films is getting to meet Stan Lee,” the actor said. “And one of the things that he told me was how happy he was that they were making ‘Ant-Man’ as a film.”
According to Rudd, Lee believed that comics were unable to render the bug-themed character’s shrinking powers with the scale necessary to convey them properly. “He felt, in the comics, it was very tough to really gauge the scale,” Rudd said. “If you’re drawing Ant-Man, you can’t really draw other things at the proper scale, so audiences were going to finally see Ant-Man in the way he always envisioned Ant-Man.”
While “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will be the first “Ant-Man” without Lee there to see it take shape, Rudd thinks the scale of the film continues the grand vision Lee held for the character. The movie buzzes into theaters on February 17.