RUMOR: Alan Tudyk To Play Ant-Man?

RUMOR: Alan Tudyk To Play <i>Ant-Man</i>?

An anonymous scooper has given me word that Alan Tudyk of Firefly is locked in to play the role of Ant-Man in a solo film and a cameo in The Avengers, as well as some interesting stuff about heroes The Wasp and Wonder Man...

NOTE: I am not in anyway reporting this as fact. I thought I would share this email that I have been pushing back posting for close to a month just to see what your opinions were on the possibility of these casting choices.

About two weeks back I received an email from an anonymous scooper going by the name of Mister Orange(Reservoir Dogs?) claiming to be close to the production of Edgar Wright's adaption of the comic character Ant-Man. In another email unfortunately and accidentally deleted by me, Mister Orange goes on to say he is concept artist on the film and did not answer any more of my questions do to fear of saying too much.

Hi Mister Orange here, I am close to the production of director Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie. Now as you may have heard it was jokingly reported by The Avengers director Joss Whedon that star of his show Firefly, Actor Nathan Fillion would be Ant-Man. But I have news on the contrary, In fact another Firefly star Alan Tudyk is not only locked in for a solo film for the character, but will briefly appear in The Avengers as the character's scientist counter part Hank Pym Along with wife and fellow super hero Janet Van Dyne(both whose transformation into Ant-Man and Wasp will be shown as the after the credits scene in The Avengers). Both characters will be in the process of creating Ultron(who is set up for the villein role in the solo film). The solo film will start filming directly after The Avengers with a cameo from Wonder Man, A role that is actually being largely considered for Fillion.

Now again I will stress that I am not reporting this as fact as much as I would love it to be. The reason I actually took the leap of faith and posted this was due to the fact that it very well could be possible. Aside from the fact that this just an email with no proof to back it up it still very much falls into the realm of reality. The Avengers will hit theaters with or without Ant-Man or Tudyk May 4, 2012. The solo film Ant-Man has no release or an official start date. Confirm, debunk, or comment below.
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bleedthefreak - 12/23/2010, 8:25 PM
Checkmate - 12/23/2010, 8:53 PM
Sounds awesome!
vonstallin - 12/23/2010, 8:53 PM
He got Buffed up for Doll House...didnt even recognize him as Alpha.
HGH is the movie stars friend lol j/k
SmokinIndo - 12/23/2010, 8:53 PM
Very nice choice. He'd be perfect for Ant-Man.
DaenerysTargaryen - 12/23/2010, 8:58 PM
Awesome. After credits scene *swoon* Ulton forshadowing *nerdgasm* Wonder man *who the heck is he but nerdgasm anyway*
Murraymaker - 12/23/2010, 9:00 PM
Yeah Tudyk got jacked for Dollhouse and having read the emails, the writer of them sounds British (used words Americans don't and spelled them differently) so the scooper could very well be close to Edgar himself.
Sephiroth - 12/23/2010, 9:01 PM
I've never seen Firefly and I don't know anything about this guy but I have faith in Marvels cinema direction.
Ironbat95 - 12/23/2010, 9:07 PM
Wow, Nathan Fillion would actually be an amazing Wonder Man..So would Adam Baldman. Heck, just put all the actors from the Whedonverse in these films.
yankeemanf - 12/23/2010, 9:09 PM
great pick but i think joseph gordon levitt could be amazin as ant-man
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 12/23/2010, 9:17 PM
I would not have a problem with that.........


ckirk8 - 12/23/2010, 9:18 PM
I'm not sure I believe this information. The idea of showing the transformation of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyke into Ant-Man and Wasp after the credits of the Avengers movie doesn't sound like something Marvel Studios would do (or any film studio for that matter).
ckirk8 - 12/23/2010, 9:31 PM
@Intruder Oh yeah, they are well-known for after-credit scenes, but to have an after-credit scene showing Hank and Janet becoming Ant Man and Wasp seems a little much. You'd think that they would save that for the actual Ant Man/Wasp film.

I do like your theory of what the scene could be though. It's short, sweet, and to the point.
UncleDrew - 12/23/2010, 9:32 PM
I think this is a great choice, hopefully it's true
MassExecutions - 12/23/2010, 9:45 PM
1) This is fine by me, guy seems talented.

2) If you've seen Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and still don't thing Edgar Wright can't make a kick at dollars Ant-Man film, I jut don't know what to say to you.

3) I hope for they film they go with a personality like in the Avengers animated series and stay away from the Ultimates. How much more unlikable can you get than Ultimate Hank Pym?
juggy4711 - 12/23/2010, 10:01 PM
Not that I would mind this but how did a concept artist for this flick get your email address? Are you in the business so to speak?
Elayis - 12/23/2010, 10:22 PM
While I doubt this will happen, it would definitely be awesome.

Tudyk is an amazing actor, and is definitely one of my top choices for Hank Pym.

Hopefully this turns out to be true.
CasualFanatic - 12/23/2010, 11:02 PM
God, I hope so. Tudyk and Fillion are two of my favorite actors.
the99comic - 12/23/2010, 11:07 PM
i think avengers 2 maybe biggest hero - captain america thor iron man black widow nick fury war machine loki bramzo hulk maybe hope wasp ant man black panther namor scalet witch some hero some villain,

avenger - villain loki red skrull bramzo maybe
avenger 2 or 3 - ultron thanos doctor doom

that why dc comic have much busy many new book than no time make movie funny
JosephKerr - 12/23/2010, 11:11 PM
Me likey. Let it be true please!
TheSuperSoldier - 12/23/2010, 11:27 PM
yeah, yeah... now that is what i'm talking about. all you people waste your time finding "scoops" or whatever the [frick] you do. this is great here. hope it's true. Fillon as wonder man, haha. i'm literally laughing out loud at how awesome he would be as williams. I'm thinkin with a little captain hammer in him.
TheSuperSoldier - 12/23/2010, 11:29 PM
and you assholes need to stop hatin on ant-man. youre [frick]ing stupid.
JoshJones - 12/23/2010, 11:52 PM
One big emphatic YES. I really want this project to get off the ground. Despite what most of you think, Ant-Man would make one awesome exciting action/adventure/scifi flick. I just really hope they make Henry Pym the main. Scott Lang was milquetoast.
asavagevandal - 12/23/2010, 11:54 PM
i would crack up if gina torres was the wasp.
DDD - 12/24/2010, 12:12 AM
Another unsubstantiated rumor but Man, I wish it were true!

Tudyk does fit Hank Pym better but I don't want an
Ant-man movie! I want Giant-man/YJ & Wasp in the
Avengers! Oh, well! (Morena Baccarin for Janet!)
I've always felt Ant-man was kinda lame, even
when I was a little kid! LOL
Hey it's Whedon doin' the AVENGERS movies, how
about Eliza Dushku as Wasp! Imagine how she would
look in that current skimpy black Wasp costume!

But hell, Fillion would make a hellofa WONDERMAN!
DiLusso - 12/24/2010, 12:52 AM
sound awsome.hope its true!
TayDee - 12/24/2010, 12:55 AM
I thought they said that the ant man man solo film would focus on scott lang and not Pym???
Orphix - 12/24/2010, 1:14 AM
I could actually see Alan Tudyk making an appearance in the avengers - but whether or not he is Pym seems still up in the air to say the least.

Would be a nice idea tho.

Man - I actually hope this ISN'T true - only because I don't want to know what the 'secret' aftercredit sequence is to a film which isn't gonna see the light of day for another 18months!!!
LEEE777 - 12/24/2010, 1:36 AM

He's not a strong enough actor for HANK PYM...

Could play supporting role of ANTMAN II but not HANK...


And a cameo of HANK and JAN in Avengers a must or it ain't the Avengers!

LEEE777 - 12/24/2010, 2:01 AM
ralphmouth - HANK should be in AVENGERS first!

I'm all for this movie but if it ends up because of this movie we don't get the PYM's in Avengers then I wont be!

How hard is a little cameo ffs...

StopDropandRocknRoll - Exactly dude, exactly!
JoshWilding - 12/24/2010, 2:24 AM
I agree with LEE. He's not a strong enough actor for this type of character, and definitely not capable of carrying his own solo movie. Ant-Man will be a hard enough movie to sell to audiences without casting a relative unknown in the role. I doubt it's true anyway, especially as Wright is still working on the script. No way would they have signed an actor up for it at this point.
KiddSoul - 12/24/2010, 2:35 AM
Maybe Hank Pym will be introduced as one
of the leading scientists in the world behind
the Avenger initiative. Not as Ant-man at first
but working behind the scenes gathering and
studying information of all things inhuman,cosmic
and radioactive For Nick Fury. He could be
introduced as one of the leading scientists behind nanotechnology...
So his powers can be grounded in reality a bit.
Sounds cool huh?!?!
Xandera - 12/24/2010, 2:36 AM
I like this guy and all... but I have to agree with Josh and LEE on this one... I don't think he has what it takes to pull off the Hank Pym everyone wants to see on the big screen... I still think Fillion should do it...

Guys, check out the NEXT Sub-chapter of WHITE FIRE!
"White Fire"
TheREALHumanTorch - 12/24/2010, 2:41 AM
i'm gonna say someone who i believe not only could pull off the hank look..but the antman look...Tahmoe Penikett from Doll House, he played agent Ballard. I think he could do it
JoshWilding - 12/24/2010, 3:01 AM
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Orphix - 12/24/2010, 3:08 AM
For those who don't think he has the acting 'chops' watch him in 3.10 to Yuma. He is brilliant in that whilst on the same screen as Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

And remember Marvel are prepared to go with guys who have yet to carry a film by themselves.

Hemsworth, Evans, Ruffalo, Renner - none of them have had leading man status in a blockbuster. And RDJ was still on his way out of the wilderness when cast.

Only Norton has had a big reputation - and look what happened there!! :oP

Mind you - having said all that I fear this is unlikely to be a true story.
Xandera - 12/24/2010, 3:19 AM
@Lans - I think most of us are pal... most of us are...

Guys, check out the NEXT Sub-chapter of WHITE FIRE!
"White Fire"
steelrocks - 12/24/2010, 3:31 AM

These rumors are awesome if deemed true, but this guy cant play Antman! Fail fail fail
LEEE777 - 12/24/2010, 3:40 AM
Exactly @ JOSH... exactly!!

KIDDSOUL @ I'm thinking that too, only hope Marvel Studios is.
EditNinja - 12/24/2010, 3:50 AM
Something about the copious detail leads me to believe that email is all just fan-fic.
Sounds cool though. Too cool.
megabatfan - 12/24/2010, 4:20 AM
It's so wonderful seeing these things coming from Marvel Studios...makes me wanna cry (sniff) The Marvel Cinematic Universe is so fantastic....which is what really gets me about the Spider-man reboot. That reboot is NOT necessary unless done in the MCU so that Spidey can share screen time with Iron Man; Hulk etc. I hope The Avengers turns out SUPER FANTASIC FABULOUSLY AWESOME!!!
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