Marvel formally confirms Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

News Simon Brew 20 Dec 2013 - 06:40

It's definite: Paul Rudd is to take on the role of Ant-Man for director Edgar Wright...

It seems like he's been the frontrunner for a few weeks now, with reports suggesting that the casting decision had boiled down to him and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But Paul Rudd has now been 100% confirmed as taking on the role of Ant-Man.

The news had broken yesterday that he'd emerged as the top choice, but Marvel has now released an official statement, to remove any remaining doubt.

Said statement noted that "the casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio’s desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes". It also added, unsurprisingly, that "the film’s plot is being kept under wraps".

Edgar Wright, as you more than likely already know, is directing Ant-Man for Marvel, having co-written the script with Joe Cornish. And the film is set to arrive in cinemas on July 31st 2015.

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