After nearly a two month toss up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, reports from Variety have indicated that Paul Rudd will go on to play the title role in Marvel’s Ant-Man. Rudd, who starred in the recently released Anchorman 2, is said to be in “early talks” for the role with Marvel Studios. Representatives from Marvel and Rudd have yet to comment on the casting.
It’s arguable that Gordon-Levitt’s recent announcement that he will star in and direct the big-screen version of DC Comics’ The Sandman may have helped Rudd get the edge on landing the role. Regardless, this role will definitely showcase a different side of Rudd’s acting range, as his most memorable roles have been in comedies.
Ant-Man is being co-written by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) and Joe Cornish, with the current release date set for July 13, 2015. Will Paul Rudd make a good Henry Pym? Are you disappointed with the choice as opposed to Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Let us know how you feel in the comments.