Actor Paul Rudd had a major fanboy moment while working on the set of Captain America: Civil War, the film that early reactions are calling the best Marvel movie yet.
The 47-year-old actor, who plays Ant-Man, said he couldn’t help going full nerd over his fellow Marvel superheroes during the shooting, reported People magazine.
“Being the fanboy in the group, there was very little acting required. They’ve all worked together and done this before – I’ve just seen all the Marvel movies. So to be there on the day (the other heroes arrived), I kind of couldn’t stop geeking out about it: ‘Oh my God, there’s the Shield!’ When I was getting the suit on..It was like, ‘Oh, there’s Iron Man’s suit!’ I did feel that, that excitement of, ‘What? I can’t believe that I landed here. This is nuts.’,” Rudd said.
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In Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans’s Avenger is joined by Marvel Comics superheroes, including Rudd’s Ant-Man, Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman playing Black Panther.
Robert Downey Jr returns to the franchise as billionaire Tony Stark and armoured alter ego Iron Man.
Also starring Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, the film will hit the theatres on May 6.
Meanwhile, the early reaction to the film after its first screenings have been hugely positive:
First things first: we finally have the perfect Spider-Man and the greatest Peter Parker.— devin faraci (@devincf) April 9, 2016
Spider-Man is both the best & most expendable part of Civil War. I want to see more of him— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) April 9, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is a Barry Bonds steroids hitting home-run by Marvel & Russo Brothers. And I LOVED Spider-Man in the film. LOVED.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 9, 2016
I'm pretty sure Captain America: Civil War is my favorite Marvel movie.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) April 9, 2016
Captain America: Civil War is a complex mystery posing a big, fun superhero film. Lots of themes and emotions. Very unexpected & VERY good.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 9, 2016
At 8pm, WINTER SOLDIER was my favorite MCU film.— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) April 9, 2016
Roughly 2.5 hours later, CIVIL WAR is now #1.
Action masterpiece. SPIDER-MAN!!!#NerdTears
I lied. One last last thing: this movie plays like a repudiation of BATMAN V SUPERMAN. A devastating reply.— devin faraci (@devincf) April 9, 2016
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