“Technically — in every literal and figurative sense — this is my wet hot American summer,” Paul Rudd says of his outrageously busy month.
In addition to “Ant-Man,” July also marks the release of his Netflix comedy series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” It’s an eight-episode prequel of sorts to the raunchy 2001 comedy that parodies the summer camp movies of the early ’80s.
“I haven’t seen them all. I’ve just seen bits,” he says. “But the parts I saw were hilarious. I even went in with a little trepidation: ‘Why are we doing this show?’ Then I read them, and they’re really funny. Just entering the whole thing by jumping off of a motorcycle — it’s so stupid and great.”
The series, from the movie’s co-creators Michael Showalter and David Wain, also stars “Wet Hot’s” original players, including Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, as well as newcomers Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Michael Cera. The entire series launches July 31.
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(Read our interview with Paul Rudd here.)