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Paul Rudd Reportedly In Talks to Become Ant-Man

Well, it looks like Marvel Studios has possibly found their next hero!

There's been a lot of talk over the past few months about who'll fill Ant-Man's boots in the Marvel cinematic universe. Early reports claimed it was down to Joseph Godon Levitt and Paul Rudd, and according to Variety, Paul Rudd is indeed the one Marvel Studios is going to work with. The website claims the actor's in early negotiations to star in Edgar Wright's upcoming Ant-Man movie. Wright also co-wrote the film's script with Joe Cornish.

Do you think Rudd would be a great addition to the evergrowing movie universe or would you rather see someone else become the cinematic version of Ant-Man? Don't be shy, let us know below.

Source: Variety

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Posted by SupBatz

MIKE HANNIGAN!

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

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Posted by Herokiller12344

So am I the only one that keeps confusing Paul Rudd and Paul Walker?

Posted by LiveForever

I love it. Big fan of Paul Rudd and he can also pull off the serious stuff. Ant-Man can use a good dose of humor to be received well by the public. Marvel still hasn't let me down.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

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Posted by LiveForever

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

Rudd & Joseph Gordon Levitt was the most recent rumor for the past few months. Which is weird... because they're pretty different, especially age-wise. I'm happier with this pick.

Posted by The Stegman

Both Lex and Pym being potentially cast?? It's a great time to be a comic book fan.

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@fallschirmjager said:

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

That's commented on in the first two sentences, but this is alleging he's going to get it (unless negotiations don't pan out or whatever). Simon Pegg everyone assumed because of his relationship with Wright and that time he pointed to a picture of Ant-Man -- but as Pegg clearly pointed out, he was just supporting his friend in that image. There was never any actual substance to the Pegg talk.

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Posted by bsavelli

I rest my case.

Posted by Farkam

So am I the only one that keeps confusing Paul Rudd and Paul Walker?

Yes.

Edited by Fallschirmjager

@liveforever: I really doubt JGL is going to be Ant-Man is he's developing Sandman. Or vice versa.

@k4tzm4n:

I was just referring to the fact that it wasn't posted until now.

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Posted by LiveForever

@liveforever: I really doubt JGL is going to be Ant-Man is he's developing Sandman. Or vice versa.

@k4tzm4n:

I was just referring to the fact that it wasn't posted until now.

The Ant-Man/JGL rumor was around for months before the Sandman news hit. So, yeah, JGL is definitely out.

Edited by longbowhunter

I've got a big man crush on Paul Rudd. He's one of my favorite actors. Not my first pick for Ant-Man, but him and Wright could turn out a really great movie.

I'd really like to see Rudd and Sean William Scott reteam and play Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. Their chemistry in Role Models was classic Blue & Gold.

Posted by LyraFay

Hmm could we buy him as a scientist?

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@liveforever: That doesn't mean anyone either more valid than the other

Don't really like either of them for the role though, so whatever.

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Posted by GothamRed

This works for me

Posted by jayskee

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

Pym is not a wife beater.

Posted by longbowhunter

@lyrafay: That's my only hang up. I had the same problem when James Franco was cast in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought, " How am I supposed to buy him as a scientist"?

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Posted by SilverPool

I'd like to see Paul Rudd in the role

Edited by PeppeyHare

Fine by me

Posted by fil123

@jayskee said:

@omgomgwtfwtf said:

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

Pym is not a wife beater.

in the ultimate verse he was a serious wife beater

and in 616 he has smacked janet around

Posted by FearTheLiving

I'd be happy with this casting. Before I heard the news I didn't even think of him but after hearing it, it just makes a lot of sense.

Posted by Farkam

@lyrafay: That's my only hang up. I had the same problem when James Franco was cast in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought, " How am I supposed to buy him as a scientist"?

What young actor would you buy as a scientist?

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Posted by nappystr8

Paul Rudd would be great in the role. I can think of other people I think would also do a great job, but Gordon-Levitt is not among them, so, if the previous news was true, then I'll be really happy if this news is true. Gordon-Levitt would make a great Dream of the Endless in Sandman though, so as long as WB doesn't screw up yet again, he has his own bright future with comics properties.

I wonder which Ant Man Rudd would play? I guess at this point, listening to other news on the project, Hank Pym is unfortunately unlikely. I could see him as any of the three, but probably mostly as Scott Lang.

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Posted by longbowhunter

@farkam: I don't know why but Ben Foster springs to mind. He's a talented actor who hasn't really been given a shot at something this big.

Posted by thespideyguy

I prefer Paul Walker.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Here are my thoughts on the casting:

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I'd like to see Paul Rudd in the role

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@farkam: I don't know why but Ben Foster springs to mind. He's a talented actor who hasn't really been given a shot at something this big.

because Forster didn't slap the bass

Posted by longbowhunter

@theprez: No he did not. Damn, I see another viewing of I Love You, Man in my near future.

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Maybe they will have him cast in time for Age of Ultron.

Edited by RedHush1

I could really see him as Ant-Man just because Ant-Man hasn't always been the funny go lucky guy we think he is to be. There were points in time where he was depressed and angry which Paul is really good at doing as seen by him in Role Models but he can also serious shown in the same movie. Also he has a comedic factor to him shown in movies such as Anchorman. So I love this choice.

EDIT: I Mean this goes for any Ant-Man look at Scott Lang in FF or Henry Pym even though it might be unlikely

Posted by Doctor_Malekith

Sounds good. He was great in Anchorman and Parks and Rec, and I'm sure he can do serious stuff too.

Edited by Maddpanda531

@fil123: And in the Ultimate Universe, Hulk is a cannibal, Cap was president, and Tony Stark is a living brain. I don't really see where you're going with that point.

Posted by Perfect 10

im just waiting on them to announce WHICH ant-man its going to be...TEAM PYM!!!

Edited by LightPsyche

They are also having Scott Lang be a core character in this film (maybe Janet as well, I can only hope).

Posted by Skyhawk1

If he were Eric O'Grady, or Scott Lang I could see it.

Posted by Protoflash

Meh. He could make it work. I just hope they don't go for the whole wife-beater angle on the character. He couldn't make that work at all.

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Posted by DaltonMunnal

I was really hoping for either Rudd or Pegg (very different actors, but I could easily envision either of them). I would have been very unhappy with JGL.

As a side note, before we knew who Vin Diesel was playing, I was kind of hoping he would have been Hank Pym. I really like, Rudd, and I don't really care for Vin Diesel, so I'm happier with this of course, but I thought it would have been an interesting and unexpected decision, to make the big muscly guy into the nerdiest goofiest character. Similarly, we know about Man of Steel 2 (or whatever it's called) having Jason Momoa, and people are expecting him to play someone big and brooding like Martian Manhunter, but I think it'd be a cooler and unexpected casting to make him someone like Lex Luther.

Posted by Dabee

Paul Rudd is awesome and Hank Pym is awesome. I see no possibility of negativity.

Posted by fil123

@fil123: And in the Ultimate Universe, Hulk is a cannibal, Cap was president, and Tony Stark is a living brain. I don't really see where you're going with that point.

just another example, he's beat her in more than one universe. To say he's not a wife beater is just stupid.

and he beat her when the ultimates was actually respectful

Posted by The_Tree

I love this choice. Rudd can handle both comedy and drama very well.

I cannot wait for this movie!

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@mellow_hype:

Who is, Paul Rudd? He is going to play Scott Lang?

Edited by BlueLanternBeast

I can see it

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

Hank and Scott are supposed to be in this movie so I wonder which one Paul is going to play.

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