It’s Official! Paul Rudd Is Ant-Man!

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No more speculation. No more rumors. Paul Rudd is Ant-Man. Marvel released the official statement confirming that Brian Fantana himself will be the next superhero in the Marvel universe.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theaters July 31, 2015!

The casting had come down to Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt but JGL seemed to go in a different direction when it was announced that he and Dark Knight screenwriter David Goyer were working on a Sandman adaptation. Personally, I think this is another casting home run by Marvel.

Kevin Feige, Marvel’s movie godfather, had this to say about Rudd:

“When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star. We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we’d ever met with about doing the work, we knew we’d found the right guy. We couldn’t be more excited for our audiences to see what he’s going to do to bring Ant-Man to life.”

Director Edgar Wright threw some fuel on the fire saying that Rudd was indeed Ant-Man, but we did not know which Ant-Man giving pause to whether he will play Hank Pym or Scott Lang. I think this is Wright having fun with the comic fans and it will end up being Pym.

 


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    Jeremiah Wolfwood

    Slap a da bass err… or slap a da Janet?

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