What Does Paul Rudd Say About His ANT-MAN Casting?

What Does Paul Rudd Say About His ANT-MAN Casting?

In a short video from the Anchorman sequel's red carpet premiere, actor Paul Rudd is finally asked whether he's the front-runner to play Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man. Check it out after the jump!

"Oh, that's all rumors man," Paul Rudd told an Absolute Radio interviewer who asked the Anchorman: The Legend Continues star about reports that he is the front-runner to play Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man movie. "There's nothing I know, sorry," the actor added oh so blatantly.

After his name was first mentioned alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt's back in October, Paul Rudd reportedly became the top contender to lead the Edgar Wright-directed film a few weeks ago. But judging by Rudd's response above, he's either declined Marvel's offer - there were rumors that he wanted more money for the role - or he's yet to sign on officially and he's just abiding by his non-disclosure agreement. Anyhow, Ant-Man is scheduled for release July 31, 2015. What do you think?
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NYCGEEK - 12/11/2013, 3:53 PM
Yeah...ok. That's what they ALL say.
MrCBM56 - 12/11/2013, 3:53 PM
Uh... not sure.

Didn't Edgar confirm he was talking to Rudd or atleast hinted as it?

That's too bad... I think he would be awesome.
Blanka1212 - 12/11/2013, 3:55 PM
Yeah, Heaven forbid you take a few seconds out of your life.

And yeah, that was a bullshit response by Rudd that anyone could see through if I've ever seen one.
Blanka1212 - 12/11/2013, 3:56 PM
By the way, jackass, read below the video. Some of the idiots here, I swear.
DEVLIN712 - 12/11/2013, 4:01 PM
The classic deflection
Interestein - 12/11/2013, 4:04 PM
He would be awesome, but I still think Fillion was born for this role, such a missed opportunity.
JoshWilding - 12/11/2013, 4:05 PM
Least convincing poker face EVER. He's Ant-Man alright!
WruceBayne - 12/11/2013, 4:12 PM
What happens if he doesn't end up as Antman? I see there is going to be a lot of butt-hurt fanboys.
typicalfanboy - 12/11/2013, 4:14 PM
lies!!!! he is soooooo ant-man. can't fool us, rudd. can't fool us...
Superman8 - 12/11/2013, 4:19 PM
If he hasn't talked to anybody about it, how the hell does he know that the reporter says Ant-Man? How do you even know what Ant-Man is if you haven't talked to anyone about it?
TelaVizion - 12/11/2013, 4:24 PM
How bout they stop asking bout a movie that don't come out til 2015
ManDeth - 12/11/2013, 4:25 PM
Who started the rumor? Because its a lie!
SuperCat - 12/11/2013, 4:26 PM
DrDoom - 12/11/2013, 4:27 PM
Basically he said:

OnePunchBaldy - 12/11/2013, 4:28 PM
His reaction was like "Shit they know!"
SageMode - 12/11/2013, 4:36 PM
@Rudd's response......

AlexanderLykins - 12/11/2013, 4:41 PM
What if he legitimately has no clue what's going on? I kind of got that sort of vibe from this video.
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/11/2013, 4:50 PM
At least he tried lol
DaVinci31 - 12/11/2013, 4:50 PM
Bodwulf - 12/11/2013, 4:51 PM
Sephiroth - 12/11/2013, 4:52 PM
Idk I wanna believe that he's lying
JordanKing - 12/11/2013, 4:53 PM
Where's Karl Pilkington when you need him?
DaVinci31 - 12/11/2013, 4:54 PM

McNyagano - 12/11/2013, 4:57 PM
Really Paul, really?

DaVinci31 - 12/11/2013, 4:57 PM
What the hell is this movie even going to be about? Ultron's birth from his own hands is what causes anything relatively interesting to happen to his life.
MBZ1993 - 12/11/2013, 4:58 PM
Brian Fantana: "PANADA WATCH!!!"

he's just trying to avoid answering so he wont slip anything out hes definitely ant man
LittleDanglyThing - 12/11/2013, 4:59 PM
Yea he's totally Ant-Man.
Can't wait!
jimoakley666 - 12/11/2013, 5:06 PM
RUDD FOR PYM! Yeah, he'd be good as Hank.
Largo161 - 12/11/2013, 5:14 PM
I was convinced he was seriously up for the role when I noticed, while watching him host Saturday Night Live last week, that he's gotten into really good shape.
VISIONaryNPa - 12/11/2013, 5:22 PM

OnLeatherWings - 12/11/2013, 5:29 PM
JasonBlue - 12/11/2013, 5:31 PM
Paul Rudd is a major douche in real life.
ALmazing - 12/11/2013, 5:32 PM
Playing dumb, 60% of the time, it works every time.

Super12 - 12/11/2013, 5:34 PM
He honestly doesn't know. He's probably auditioned and maybe even got an offer but he doesn't have the part yet so he's going to continue to confirm that its just rumors. Why give away a potential employer's secret before you even have the job?

He's not lying. This is Hollywood business as usual. No one should be surprised by this lol
MisterNiceGuy - 12/11/2013, 5:40 PM
@JasonBlue, how so? Because that is legitimately disapointing
JasonBlue - 12/11/2013, 5:47 PM

He's notoriously rude to fans, so are Will Farrel and Steve Carell.
MisterNiceGuy - 12/11/2013, 5:57 PM
Wow I did not expect that. But than again for all we know people were all over him. People and paparazzi can be very annoying sometimes. They act as if these actors owe them something. Not saying he wasnt rude though..
NateGrey - 12/11/2013, 6:56 PM
I know it would never happen but...
Firefly/Antman casting

Morena Baccarin

and Nathan Fillion for Antman

Shadowelfz - 12/11/2013, 7:01 PM
"So you want me to play a character who has the power to shrink and control ants? Uh... no thanks."
ALmazing - 12/11/2013, 7:19 PM
If Paul Rude is not hero material, I do not know who is.

I do think he will be an interesting choice if he gets cast.
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