For months — technically years– we’ve been hearing about Marvel’s most bizarre project they’re trying to bring to life in the long rumored Ant-Man film. Director Edgar Wright has been signed on to direct the project for the longest time but so far we haven’t gotten any further than that in terms of production news dropping.
Until today, when Variety reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the two finalists to play the hero in Wright’s take on the Marvel superhero’s story.
Sources tell Variety the two actors who have emerged as front-runners to land the title role in the superhero feature are Joseph Gordon Levitt and Paul Rudd. Insiders warn there’s still a remote possibility another actor could emerge but as of now, Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the main contenders the role.
The news is significant in that not only have we gotten the first major casting rumor confirmation on the Ant-Man movie, but it features two very high profile actors. For Levitt, Ant-Man would be a return to the comic book hero realm after he portrayed John Robin Blake in The Dark Knight Rises and for Rudd it would mark his highest profile role to date — and he’s had quite a few.
Neither actor has signed on officially and it sounds like other names are being kicked around, albeit not of the magnitude of Levitt or Rudd.
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