Speaking from the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Paul Rudd offered up a presumably fake spoiler for the upcoming Marvel film, but at least he also gave us a peek at the new Ant-Man costume in the process.
As part of John Stewart’s annual Night of Too Many Stars, a big autism fundraising event on HBO, Rudd recorded a segment where he answered fan questions while in costume on the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Director Peyton Reed announced early Monday morning that the movie wrapped filming, so the clip was probably recorded sometime last week or earlier.
On the film’s set in San Francisco, Rudd revealed the latest iteration of the Ant-Man costume and answered a string of fan questions. Rudd prefaced the Q&A period by explaining that Marvel keeps a pretty tight lid on spoilers, leading viewers to believe that the actor would be revealing what he could about the upcoming MCU film.
Unfortunately for Rudd, every fan question referenced a scene from the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man rather than his more recent work in the MCU.
Check out Rudd answering viewer questions below:
For anyone utterly confused by what’s going on, Rudd’s character in I Love You, Man struggles to maintain male friendships, having always been a “relationship guy.” Throughout the movie, he strikes up a new friendship with Jason Segel’s character, which inspires him to be more open about his interests to his fiancée, played by Rashida Jones.
In one particular scene, he reveals his love for the band Rush and jamming out playing the bass guitar. Inexplicably, Rudd puts on a weird voice while playing air bass for the improvised scene. The whole thing is just so weird, but you can’t help but laugh at the endearing Paul Rudd while he wigges around raving about “slappin’ dah bass mon”:
The last fan question Rudd receives on the set of the Marvel movie is all about bass-slapping: “Is there going to be a scene in Ant-Man and the Wasp in which you slap the bass?” Rudd says “absolutely” — but keep in mind that it’s clearly just a joke.
Could we actually see Scott Lang slap some bass in the sequel to Ant-Man? As cool as it would be to see Paul Rudd slap some bass again — even cooler if Stan Lee’s cameo is also about bass-slapping — don’t expect it to happen.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released July 6, 2018.