TRR: In Ant-Man, Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, the new guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. An electrical-engineer-turned-cat -burglar who's just been released from San Quentin State Prison, Scott becomes the Ant-Man when he's recruited by inventor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lily). You see, 30 years ago, Hank discovered a chemical that enabled him to shrink down to a mere 3.5 millimeters while retaining his full-size strength, transforming him into S.H.I.E.L.D.'s smallest and most secret Cold War weapon. Now, Hank's former protégé, Darren Cross (Cory Stoll), is on the verge of duplicating Hank's revolutionary work and selling it to H.Y.D.R.A. And only Scott can stop him. The result is another bona fide win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a movie that eschews the usually massive scope of superhero films in favor of more self-contained storytelling. But while this first big screen outing for the pint-sized hero exercises admirable restraint, given Marvel's current track record you can be sure of one thing: that even bigger and better things lie ahead.