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!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 12/11/2013


"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?
Source: Absolute Radio
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nailbiter111 - 12/11/2013, 3:43 PM
can't tell if he is being sly, or he just didn't get the part.
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.
Tyrus - 12/11/2013, 3:59 PM
Whatever ya say Rudd.

One of the problems I'm having with James Gunn and Edgar Wright is how they keep saying that they want Star-Lord and Ant-Man to be the "new Iron Man"... It's becoming bs now. It's easy to see why they cast Chris Pratt - funny dude, could be funnier than RDJ. Same with Paul Rudd.
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:



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


GIFSoup
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.
npamusic - 12/11/2013, 5:22 PM