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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paul Rudd Confirmed As Henry Pym The Ant-Man!


Finally, we get some great Ant-Man movie news on which actor will step into the role of founding Avengers member Henry Pym as the Ant-Man. If you were rooting for Joseph Gordon Levitt, sorry but it's not him. Well, not yet.


Paul Rudd image
So who is it? None other than Paul Rudd. Yes, he has been rumored to be in the front running for the role for a long time along side Levitt, but Marvel confirmed that Rudd is the winner.

Kevin Feige stated, “When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star. We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we’d ever met with about doing the work, we knew we’d found the right guy. We couldn’t be more excited for our audiences to see what he’s going to do to bring Ant-Man to life.”

I agree! Although not really my choice, I am quite interested in what he'll bring to the role also. He has yet to play a big action movie, and his career has been regulated to primarily comedies and romantic comedies such as Anchorman 1 & 2, Our Idiot Brother, Admission, Knocked Up, and so forth. But, he does look like he could pull off an overly intelligent, snarky, and arrogant yet self-conscious scientist, which is needed to play Dr. Henry Pym.

That's if Henry Pym will be the star of Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. Different sources have been spewing that Edgar Wright may focus on Scott Lang instead, and other sources confirm the Ant-Man movie will be about the original Ant-Man. Yet, others rumor point to both actors being in the movie with Rudd as Henry Pym and Joseph Gordon Levitt as Scott Lang.

UPDATE: It appears that Michael Douglas will be playing Henry Pym and Paul Rudd will be playing Scott Lang. It's probably safe to guess that the Ant-Man flick will focus more on the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man.

Anyways, finally casting the lead role is good Ant-Man movie news. Filming of Ant-Man is slated to begin next year, and plot details for the movie that will spear head Marvel's "Phase 3" has been tightly under wraps.

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As for rumors surrounding Janet Van Dyne, also known as The Wasp and original founding member of the Avengers (in the comic books at least), the only contender for the role that has been circulating around the rumor-mill is the ever gorgeous Rashida Jones. I sure do hope the rumors are true on this call, and she ends up with the role. She can definitely pull off the strikingly beautiful yet smart type of woman. Cut her hair a bit shorter, throw in a red tint, and we've got our Wasp.

Also, both Rudd and Jones are not strangers to working with each other. They've both acted together in the movies Our Idiot Brother and I love You, Man. They seemed to have great chemistry in Our Idiot Brother. Still, even though Marvel Entertainment may want her, we shouldn't forget that Jones could still deny the role, which I hope she seriously does not.

Though Edgar Wright has yet to comment about Rashida Jones for the part, he has said, "Janet would [only] be a love interest and major supporting character, we would see multiple references to her future as The Wasp throughout the film."

Looking for the first appearance of Ant-Man or The Wasp? Just click the link to find out!
“Janet would [only] be a love interest and a major supporting character, we would see multiple references to her future as The Wasp throughout the film.”
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=88728#bYHpg2QxhGtUocfF.99
Edgar Wright's plans for The Wasp in the Ant-Man adaptation: “Janet would [only] be a love interest and a major supporting character, we would see multiple references to her future as The Wasp throughout the film.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=88728#bYHpg2QxhGtUocfF.99
Edgar Wright's plans for The Wasp in the Ant-Man adaptation: “Janet would [only] be a love interest and a major supporting character, we would see multiple references to her future as The Wasp throughout the film.
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=88728#bYHpg2QxhGtUocfF.99

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