Over the course of the last few months, we’ve heard a lot of rumblings about who will be playing Ant-Man for Marvel and Edgar Wright’s upcoming film but it seems we now have an answer. According to The Wrap, Paul Rudd has been cast and is in negotiations to play the superhero.
After months of speculation, Paul Rudd has landed the lead in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and is now in negotiations to play Hank Pym, multiple sources have told TheWrap. Representatives for Marvel and Rudd had no comment.
Last month it was speculated that Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were the finalists to play Ant-Man but to appears that the studio has settled on Rudd in the role.
Of course, nothing is official yet but it sounds like all that needs to happen is an ironing out of the details int he contract. Ant-Man is one of the lesser known franchises that Marvel is trying touring to the big screen, and with all the hype about Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s hope that Ant-Man can perform up to par with other Marvel studio films.
Edgar Wright, most famous for directing Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, will be helping the project that is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2015.