After a few weeks of speculation it’s been confirmed that its extremely likely that Paul Rudd will play the title role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man movie. This is all good, as Rudd is that rarest leading man: the really good looking guy who likes to be a goofball. Given that this is supposed to be the quirkiest Marvel movie yet, with the comedic and wonderful Wright at the helm, Rudd seems like ideal casting. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was also rumored to be in the running but it looks like he’s going to be Sandman.
The big question now: will this Ant-Man be Hank Pym or, as several movie sites are insisting, Scott Lang? If they go with Lang they can still bring Pym back as Giant Man or Yellowjacket or something. Given that Lang seems like a more lighthearted character than Hank, I’ll go with that version.
Ant-Man comes out in 2015.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.