[Movies] Michael Pena Confirms He's in Talks For Ant-Man Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.19.2014
Negotiations are ongoing...
Michael Pena has confirmed that he is in talks for a role in Ant-Man. Pena confirmed the previously-reported news to IGN, noting, "We're still in talks. Nothing's set in stone. I hope it works out."
Pena was asked if he would be playing the villain Castillo in the film and said, "No, I can't... [Laughs] If I told you, I'd have to give up my firstborn son."
When asked about his familiarity with comic books, Pena said he was brought into them by Seth Rogen. "[He] was the one who got me into comics," Pena said. "I said, 'Hey, man, you talk about comics so much... Is there any one that you recommend?' He's like, 'Yeah, buy the first three books of Preacher.' I was like, 'Um... okay, I guess I'll do that,' and when I did -- I think there are nine books -- I bought 'em all. I was really, really into 'em... and now, with my kid, believe it or not, I'll read him some Spider-Man, Batman and The Avengers. He likes DC and Marvel, so... he doesn't really care!"
The film so far stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym; it hits theaters on July 17th, 2015.