Poor Paul Rudd — Why Are You So Sad?

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Cheer up, Paul Rudd. Pull off your hood, put down your gym bag, and turn that frown upside down… rather, cock the extremities of that brooding horizontal bracket a few degrees north. Just because your pal Edgar Wright was booted from the director’s chair on the Ant-Man set, production has restarted over in San Francisco, and the public’s once fervent faith in the developing Marvel movie is now in comparable to that for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, that doesn’t mean you have to look so bummed in the first official pic for the upcoming superhero flick.

But maybe there’s another reason that Rudd is down in the dumps. Though we can’t exactly see what sour travesty is meeting the poor man’s eyeline, we can begin to imagine a multitude of nightmares that might earn such melancholy from our dear, sweet Scott Lang. For instance…

A long wait for his favorite eatery…
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The inability to post his #tbt…
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His team losing the World Cup…
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The only new movie playing at his local theater is…
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We’re with ya, Rudd. Any of these would get us in a hood-frowny mood too. And to all those out there who know of this heartache, share your own Poor Paul Rudd images with us with a #poorpaulrudd hashtag. We’ll share and link to your Twitter!


Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.