Marvel is putting a new twist on the celebrity memoir.
The entertainment company announced that the autobiography of Scott Lang—better known as Ant-Man—will be published this summer by Hyperion Avenue, a Disney Publishing imprint. (Disney has owned Marvel since 2009.)
The memoir, Look Out for the Little Guy!, is featured in the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, scheduled for release later this month. It’s the third Marvel film focused on the character, an engineer turned superhero played by Paul Rudd.
In the film, which also stars Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Lang is seen on a book tour for the memoir, “doing readings at bookshops and smiling for the camera.”
Disney describes the book as “a bracingly honest account of his struggles and triumphs, from serving time to being a divorced dad to becoming Ant-Man and joining The Avengers.”
“Across his many adventures big and small, Scott has gathered the wisdom of countless amazing experiences into this, the first memoir from a real-life Avenger,” Marvel says. “Once you learn the unforgettable details of his epic journey, you won’t need to be reminded…to look out for the little guy.”
In a video announcement of the book, Rudd says, “This once-movie prop is now an actual, real-life book you can purchase wherever books are sold. How’s that for meta?…Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Look Out for the Little Guy! It’ll change your life. Can I say that? No? It might change your life.”
Look Out for the Little Guy! is slated for publication on Sept. 5.
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.