Paul Rudd Talks 'Ant-Man' & Mugging On Howard Stern

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Last weekend marked the opening of Paul Rudd's new film "Ant-Man" and it's gotten some pretty good reviews so far.

Rudd stopped by the Howard Stern Sirius XM radio show to discuss the film as well as a scary mugging encounter.

Upon welcoming Rudd on to the show Stern dove into the conversation about the film by saying don't want to be the guy who puts out a Marvel movie that doesn't do well, according to MarksFriggin.

"Howard said he was in Clueless and that flew in under the radar," according to the recap.

"Howard said that's fine but this whole thing is a different story. Paul said he didn't think too much about it early on. He said it can be overwhelming.

Howard said Ant-Man is one of the lesser known characters. Howard said about 15 years ago he had a meeting with Marvel about buying the rights to it.

Paul said that's amazing to him. Howard said he liked Ant-Man but didn't know everything about him."

Rudd spoke about the training he had to go through in order to get fit for the role and stated that he was stuck working out 4-5 times a week.

Even scarier in the interview was Rudd's story about how he was very close to death during a mugging while he was filming "Clueless," the film that Stern says put Rudd on the map.

"Paul said he knew he was going to have PTSD after that. He said that he was shooting the movie and he was at Jerry's Deli in Studio City," according to MarksFriggin.

"He said this guy came out of nowhere and the guy wanted money and he had none on him. Howard said that he must have shit his pants. Paul said he got very calm. He said the guy said it was areal gun and shot it next to his head.

He felt it go through his hair. He said he told the guy that he could take whatever he wanted.

He said the guy went through this stuff in his car and he thought about slamming the door on his legs. He said he had a gun though so he didn't do that.

"Paul said everything slows down when that's going on. Howard asked if his hearing was affected by that. Paul said that it didn't. He said that it kind of weirded him out. He said that he could have been killed."

That story along with his story about Comic-Con were among some of the many highlights of Rudd's interview with Stern. This marks a strong return for the Stern Show and it's continuous line-up of high profile celebrities.

"Ant-Man" received and average of 4/5 stars from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% positive rating from fans.

The Disney film topped the domestic box office grossing $58 million, however, it was still topped by Universal's "Minions" in the World Wide Box Office.