Michael Pena Talks 'Ant-Man' and Basing His Character on a Real-Life Criminal

Michael Pena Antman interview

Michael Peña proves quite the scene stealer in Marvel's ANT-MAN starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stall.  What Michael Peña created on screen for his character "Luis" couldn't have been written in the script because of its uniqueness and hilarity. The actor explains how he came up with the character. During the interview, you'll also hear Paul Rudd answer a reporter's iPhone.

Michael Peña is known for mostly his dramatic roles (Fury, End of Watch, Crash), but in ANT-MAN audiences will see a comedic side to the actor, and steal the show. During a press conference at the Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., with the ANT-MAN's cast and filmmakers, Peña describes how he came up with the character and why he based it on an actual person. In the interview, you'll also hear from director Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd who re-wrote the Edgar Wright script and gave Michael Peña the freedom to improvise.

ANT-MAN is in movie theaters July 17.

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