The Ant-Man production has announced their supporting cast and it looks quite different from the previous incarnations. Edgar Wright bolted, due to script problems and slowly the producers have been piecing everything back together.
Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Wood Harris, Abby Ryder Forston, Gregg Turkington, John Slattery and rapper T.I. are the most recent additions to the cast that include the likes of Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Pena and David Dastmalchian.
The most surprising additions are Slattery and T.I. Slattery previously had a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Howard Stark in Iron Man 2. The Slattery casting also suggests that Ant-Man will also be filming flashback scenes and not just present day scenes. It is presumed that the Mad Men star is returning to Marvel to play Stark again and will be sharing scenes with a younger version of Hank Pym in a flashback scene.T.I., a rapper turned actor is another surprising addition. It could also mean that T.I. is taking acting seriously because this could definitely be his biggest role of his acting career by far and if he does well, it could be his breakout role for his acting career.
Gone from the cast are actors from the previous casting, Matt Gerald, Kevin Weisman and Patrick Wilson. Marvel brought in Peyton Reed to replace Wright as director and also brought in writer Adam McKay to change the script more to Marvel’s liking. Gerald and Weisman didn’t make the cut in the script overhaul, while Wilson had to back out due to the delay of production and had a commitment to other films.
Rudd, will be starring as Scott Lang, who eventually becomes Ant-Man, with Douglas as Pym and Lilly playing Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne, Stoll is the main villain as Yellowjacket. It is still unclear who the new cast members, along with Pena and Dastmalchian, will be playing in their roles.
Ant-Man comes out July 15, 2015, what is everyone’s expectations of the film at this point? What do you think of the new cast additions and cuts? I want to hear your opinions!