Acclaimed actor Paul Rudd, known for his role as Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, engaged in a captivating conversation with NASA physicist Dr. Ethan Elliot about the fascinating world of quantum science. The dialogue, featured in a Space.com video, allowed Dr.
Elliot to share the incredible advancements that have been made in the field, much to Rudd's enthusiasm. Stationed in NASA's Cold Atom Lab, Dr. Elliot's team is committed to exploring topics that will not only pique the curiosity of aspiring STEM students but also extend beyond the realm of traditional scientific inquiry.
"Quantum science is behind many of the technologies that we use every day, including your phone, computer, GPS, or even MRI scanners for medical imaging," Elliot explained to the Marvel star. "In the movies, you can shrink down and go into the quantum realm.
We can't do that, but what we can do is make the quantum realm itself bigger."
Embodying Ant-Man: Rudd's Affinity for His Marvel Character
In a press event prior to the release of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," Rudd articulated his affection for the character he portrays. "Well, I think what I like most about him is that he is a regular guy who has reservations about all of this, still.
And that, you know, he's just a dad," Rudd expressed. "I like the fact that he is kind of a part of this group with some pretty impressive people, and superheroes, and that he would be the first guy to say, 'What the hell am I doing here? This makes no sense at all.'
" Rudd continued, "And, you know, he's a real person. And so you want to play, I mean, as an actor, somebody who is relatable and hopefully a sympathetic person. And somebody that, you know, you understand maybe what they're going through.
And I like that. I like playing the father aspect. I like playing the, trying to, you know, wrap my brain around the situation that I find myself in. So his human quality is the thing that I like the most. And as opposed to probably his cyborg quality, which is the, you know, the part I don't like.
No, there's nothing about the character that I don't. I like the guy. Yeah. I mean, I'm biased, I guess, but yeah." Marvel's official description of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" provides a glimpse into the film's action-packed narrative: "In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Together, with Hope's parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang."
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