Paul Rudd lands Ant-Man role

News Simon Brew 19 Dec 2013 - 06:26

It looks like Edgar Wright has found his Ant-Man, as Paul Rudd is set to headline Marvel and Edgar Wright's upcoming movie...

Following no shortage of speculation over the past few weeks, The Wrap is now reporting that the role of Hank Pym/Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's upcoming movie has gone to Paul Rudd.

Most recently, reports had suggested that the shortlist was down to two, with Rudd up against Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Gordon-Levitt is set to take on Sandman (although he's only confirmed producer duties thus far), yet Rudd apparently was deemed "more of a natural fit for the comedic character" in the Ant-Man movie.

This hasn't yet been confirmed by any of Rudd, Marvel and Edgar Wright, but the report cites "multiple sources" saying that Rudd has indeed landed the role.

Ant-Man is currently scheduled for release on July 31st 2015.

The Wrap.

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