UPDATE: Michael Peña In Early Talks For ANT-MAN Role And New Plot Details Revealed

There's not much known regarding his character, but End of Watch actor Michael Peña has reportedly entered negotiations to star in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man movie! Some minor details after the jump!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 1/14/2014
Following yesterday's surprise announcement, the cast of Marvel's Ant-Man is shaping up steadily as the Edgar Wright-directed adaptation gears up for a May production start-date. Now The Wrap and other sources are reporting that Michael Pena, 38, has just entered early negotiations for a role in the film. While there's no word on who the Mexican-American actor will be playing or if he'll have super-abilities, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio has been searching for a "tough Latino who has to be ready for a lot of physical play," and they were considering "actors ranging from Javier Bardem to Clifton Collins Jr." Also, Variety adds that the next major role to be cast in Ant-Man is the female lead: "Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard are names that have been mentioned but as of now no one has been offered the part." What do you think?

UPDATE: Bleeding Cool now claims to have been told that "the female lead of this film is the daughter of the second male lead. In light of the last day’s news, that pretty clearly marks her out as the offspring of Hank Pym." Perhaps, Janet Van Dyne will be Pym's daughter, and she'll link up with Scott Lang before eventually becoming The Wasp...

UPDATE #2 According to This Is Infamous' source, Peña will play a character known as a present-day Castillo, one of two villains in Ant-Man. "While it took awhile to piece together the timeline, our understanding is that Castillo will be the film’s villain in the beginning, which takes place in the 1960s. It is here that we’ll get our introduction to Ant-Man – the Hank Pym version – which Marvel readers will get from the character’s work as a spy fighting against Communism. From there, Ant-Man will move into the modern era, with an aging Pym, recently filled by Michael Douglas, and the beginning of the Scott Lang story arc, which will eventually get Scott Lang in as Ant-Man. Lang will encounter this second villain along the way, who will serve as his primary villain, but what we’re hearing is that Peña will wind up playing a larger role as the film develops, much more than just the opening to establish Ant-Man." Now what do you think?

Best known for his roles in Crash, World Trade Center, and Shooter, Michael Peña most recently starred in End of Watch, Gangster Squad and American Hustle. If negotiations progress, the actor will join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with Ant-Man set for release on July 31, 2015!







Source: The Wrap
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ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:39 PM
marvel studios is going on a rampage!!!, either way, from little i have seen of Pena, he can do both comedy and drama well so im fien with this, maybe is playing one of scott langs buddies idk
DEVLIN712 - 1/14/2014, 12:40 PM
Sighs
Beat to another Ant Man story by seconds for the second day in a row...

PsyGuy - 1/14/2014, 12:40 PM
He was actually really funny in American Hustle
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:41 PM
i think it will get to the point where we will go" god, stop with the news already, take a phucking break"
Reasonnnn - 1/14/2014, 12:41 PM
Great underused actor
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:41 PM
Michael Pena is playing Egghead!!
NovaCorpsFan - 1/14/2014, 12:43 PM
JasonBourneCBM

I'm not believing any of those.
Praetorian - 1/14/2014, 12:43 PM
Let me guess- he's playing Wasp?
NightWatcher - 1/14/2014, 12:43 PM
He has to be playing a villain.
BatManiac - 1/14/2014, 12:44 PM
He was funny as the Sheik in American Hustle.
themidnightking - 1/14/2014, 12:44 PM
Sweet! Pena is funny as hell
GizmoEl - 1/14/2014, 12:45 PM
He's freaking hilarious. I loved him in 30 minutes or less
TheBeard - 1/14/2014, 12:46 PM
equinox
MrCBM56 - 1/14/2014, 12:46 PM
Still pissed off from the casting of a Henry PYM yesterday, but regardless, they are putting together one hell of a cast. I'm not completely sold though.
TheMexicanSuperman - 1/14/2014, 12:46 PM
He is going to play Wasp.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:47 PM
everyones saying how hilarious he is, he is definitely that, but he can do drama pretty well as well such as End of Watch
McNyagano - 1/14/2014, 12:47 PM
Haven't seen him in anything, so no comment from me on that one.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:47 PM
MRCBM-we just gotta see what happens and wait and see
NovaCorpsFan - 1/14/2014, 12:50 PM
That guy from Tower Heist? Who the [frick] would he even play?
TheMexicanSuperman - 1/14/2014, 12:51 PM
@ezio619, wasn't he in that movie called Crash with Don Cheadle? That movie was great.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:52 PM
with the michael douglas news,i like it and its a different take for this MCU, anyway with that news and the interesting cast they are assembling, i am now equally excited for all 3 superhero films next year( dont really care for fantastic four, idk, cant get excited for it)
NovaCorpsFan - 1/14/2014, 12:52 PM
Bryce Dallas Howard... she better be Wasp.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:52 PM
Mexican- YEAH HE WAS
marcvader1 - 1/14/2014, 12:52 PM
Pena was pretty funny in Observe and Report.
NightWatcher - 1/14/2014, 12:52 PM
Yeah, he could definitely play a villain

NovaCorpsFan - 1/14/2014, 12:54 PM
JasonBourneCBM

Is that dude reliable at all? If so, that plot sounds like it'll be about as messed up as the X-Men continuity.
TheMexicanSuperman - 1/14/2014, 12:55 PM
@ezio619, that movie makes you sad, happy, and angry at the same time. Pena was awesome in that.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 12:57 PM
he has done alot of dramatic work, he was in some episodes of THE SHIELD, the michael chiklis show, he was milion dollar baby, end of watch
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 1:01 PM
what an interesting cast...
MrCBM56 - 1/14/2014, 1:01 PM
Bryce Dallas Howard won't get Wasp. She will be too busy filming Jurassic World.
MrCBM56 - 1/14/2014, 1:02 PM
Wasp BETTER be in the next Avengers movie. That's a must.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 1:03 PM
i think pena is most likely playing one of scott langs heist teammebers
ATrueHero1987 - 1/14/2014, 1:04 PM
Damn, all the Marvel casting and rumors this week. What next?! :)
Reasonnnn - 1/14/2014, 1:05 PM
@MrCBM56 I doubt she will have a huge part even if she's in it (which I doubt). Rather have substantial parts instead of a Hawkeye cameo in THOR
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 1:08 PM
, man if the lead is janet van dyne and she is alove interest for scott lang, boy is that gonna rustle more jimmies
BritishMonkey - 1/14/2014, 1:09 PM
Everything is coming out of everywhere this week.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/14/2014, 1:10 PM
I reckon Janet'll be in the past. That might be Rashida. Then BDH could be Lang's love interest... has he ever had one? She could be Abigail Brandt.
ItsATrap - 1/14/2014, 1:10 PM
He's probably gonna end up playing the dumb comic-relief sidekick character. because paul rudd definitely needs one of those.
redrobin1986 - 1/14/2014, 1:11 PM
At this point i dont care anymore. Clearly Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard wont be playing Wasp, but more likely will be playing Peggy Rae, Lang's ex (Paul Rudd); Which seems like a was of the Actress.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 1:13 PM
i have a feeling that it might be parallel storyline in which we see young hank pym in the past fighting a villain who might come back somehow in the present and scott lang has to fight that reureccted villain so maybe they will be two leads, young hank pym in the past with janet and scott lang and his love interest with scott lang using the help of old hank pym to fight this villain,i dont know where the heist part fits in!!
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