Howdy ladies and gentlemen of the interweb, time for me to rely upon you the first of a few news stories that have taken place in the world of film news. The following information comes from superherohype:
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“Patrick Wilson is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man. Deadline has the news, claiming that the The Conjuring star will join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas for the July 17, 2015 release. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena are also nearly set to join the cast, although neither has been locked at this time.
Wilson’s role is, for the time being, a mystery. He’s no stranger to comic book films, however. He played Nite Owl in Watchmen, the 2009 feature adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ epochal work from the Distinguished Competition.
Set to begin production shortly in Georgia, Ant-Man will be directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
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.”
Okay well I’m down with this, Wilson is pretty capable actor and he was one my favourite people in Watchmen and was also one of the few things I liked about The Conjuring (besides Vera Farmiga). So to know he is joining the MCU is a lovely thing to me. Now the one has to speculate as to what role he’ll be playing, I have no idea, but some have suggested it mya be the young version of Hank Pym which wouldn’t be too far of a stretch but I guess we’ll see in time. All in all I am liking the casting for Ant-Man so far, the film has gone from having no actors, to having plenty of famous and interesting faces with good acting chops so I’ll be hyped to see who or what Marvel announce next for this film. 🙂