[Movies] Paul Rudd to Star in Marvelís Ant-Man
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.18.2013
The role has been cast...
Variety reports that Paul Rudd is in early negotiations to star in Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man film.
Rudd and Joseph Gordon Levitt were considered front-runners for the role. Edgar Wright is directing and co-writing the script. Marvel has not made any comment on the potential casting.
This incarnation of Ant-Man will be Henry Pym, the character who was an original Avenger in the Marvel comic books. He invents a new substance known as "Pym particles" which allow him to drastically change his size. Pym also eventually created Ultron, who will be the antagonist in The Avengers: Age of Ultron although the films will not follow that as Ant-Man will introduce the character after the Avengers sequel does.
Kevin Feige is producing the film which is set for a July 31, 2015 release date.