Watch Stephen Hawking play Paul Rudd at chess, narrated by Keanu Reeves

"I will crush you like an ant, man"

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 29 January 2016 11:34 GMT
'Anyone Can Quantum' starring Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd
'Anyone Can Quantum' starring Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd (YouTube)

In a video you never thought you'd see, Paul Rudd challenges physicist, cosmologist and all round genius Stephen Hawking to a Keanu Reeves-narrated chess match.

The 11-minute clip, directed by Reeves' Bill & Ted co-star Alex Winter (he played Bill), debuted at an event which kick-started a conference concerned with the future of quantum computing at California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

You can watch the video for yourself below:

If the whole thing feels like a deleted scene from Rudd's latest film Ant-Man, then it's probably intentional; in the Marvel superhero outing, he plays Scott Lang, a cat burglar forced to wrap his head around the subject of quantum mechanics in order to manage his shrinking suit designed by Michael Douglas' Dr. Hank Pym.

Rudd's got plenty of time, though - he will reprise his role of Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp alongside Evangeline Lilly in July 2018.

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