Paul Rudd In Early Talks To Lead ANT-MAN For Marvel

Paul Rudd In Early Talks To Lead ANT-MAN For Marvel

After becoming a front-runner & declaring his involvement rumors, Anchorman: The Legend Continues star Paul Rudd has basically agreed to play Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man as he's in early negotiations

His poor poker face almost gave it away during Anchorman: The Legend Continues interviews, but it appears Paul Rudd will in fact portray Hank Pym in Ant-Man, the first installment to 'Phase 3' of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There were reports last month that prematurely declared the Oscar-nominated actor a top contender over Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but The Wrap and multiple sources now report that Rudd has just entered "early negotiations" to lead the long-gestured Marvel film.

Rudd has appeared slimmer than usual during promotion for the Anchorman sequel. According to The Wrap, it has very much to do with Ant-Man as the actor is "training for the physical role."

This news isn't too surprising especially considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt has committed to a DC comic book adaptation for Warner Bros. And Paul Rudd has since been the only name linked to the coveted role. As for supporting cast members, we still don't know if there's any legitimacy to previous rumors that actress Rashida Jones may play the lead female role, Janet Van Dyne. Anyhow, Ant-Man is scheduled to shoot in Atlanta, Georgia in May 2014. And directed by Edgar Wright from his screenplay, co-written by Joe Cornish, the film opens July 31, 2015! What do you think?


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