Howdy ladies and gents, time for some Marvel film news and since it has been a little while since the focus was on Paul Rudd in Ant-Man I thought it’d be nice to share this news story with you. The following info comes from ComicBookMovie:
““Well, It’s all just kind of starting, so it’s really cool,” Paul Rudd told Flicks And The City about playing Scott Lang in Marvel’s Ant-Man. “I’m very excited about it. I read some comics and seen some [Marvel] movies and I knew Edgar Wright for many years. The whole thing that it’s actually happened, that I got the part is still kind of surreal. It’s still sinking in over these last several months,” the comedian-actor added, indicating that he was certainly fibbing when he told reporters last month that his involvement was but a rumor. Moving along, when asked how much comedy will he bring to the titular role, Rudd insisted, “We’ll see what Edgar has in mind. We haven’t started shooting any of it yet.” As for his Ant-Man co-star, Michael Dougles, who’s playing Hank Pym, Rudd kept it short and sweet: “It’s a thrill, He’s amazing! Lastly, Flicks And The City slyly asked Rudd how psyched he is to be working again with Rashida Jones, who’s rumored to nab the lead female role in Ant-Man. “I follow what comes out online and even then I don’t quite follow,” he replied with a big grin. “I let those powers at be announce what they want to announce when they announce it. A lot of that stuff you hear is not true.” What do you think?
Anyhow, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas, with Michael Pena & Clifton Collins Jr. rumored for roles. Directed by Edgar Wright from his screenplay, which he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, the film is scheduled for a May shoot in and around Georgia, and releases July 17, 2015.”
So from what I’m reading Rudd seems to have his head in the right place. Him and Edgar Wright seem to be well-acquainted, Rudd has checked out at least a little bit of Marvel’s comic book and film material and he’s not overly sure of the tone of the film because filming has yet to commence. Plus he’s also a bit withheld and coy with his answers so he may very well be hiding stuff from us which is good because I don’t like to know everything too early on thanks to too much speculation.