Hi people of WordPress and the larger interweb, its time once again for some film related comic book news! And today I’m gonna touch upon a fairly interesting story related to Marvel’s first Phase Three film, Ant-Man. The following information comes from superherohype:
“Rumored for the role since earlier this year, Paul Rudd is Marvel Studios’ choice to headline Ant-Man! The Wrap reports that the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues star will play Hank Pym in the July 31, 2015 release.
Set to begin production early next year in Georgia, Ant-Man will be directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
Although there’s no assurance yet that it remains the case, Wright’s original plans for the film called for both Pym and the later Ant-Man of the comics, Scott Lang, to appear in the feature.
“The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both… Henry Pym and Scott Lang,” Wright told SuperHeroHype some years ago. “So you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60’s, in sort of ‘Tales to Astonish’ mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him.”
The film, which is supposed to launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s May 1, 2015 release.”
So this is the kind of news that drops online when you fall asleep during the day huh? I need to stop doing that haha. But anyways in terms of the casting I’m a bit surprised but at the same time unsurprised too. I mean it was rumoured that he was up for the role along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I said I’d be down with either but if it was based on who had the look, I would have went with Rudd. Now whether he is superhero material is another thing entirely, but Marvel have proved with most of their casting that there is a special something in most of their actors/actress and most of it has worked out for the best, so one can only hope that Paul Rudd is gonna continue the trend too.
So what do you lot think of Paul Rudd’s casting in Ant-Man?