Paul Rudd & Rashida Jones rumored for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Posted: October 21, 2013 in Movies

Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man isn’t slated for release until 2015 but Marvel is quite busy – at least at the rumor bin – rounding up actors to star in the film.  While certain rumors have suggested that popular actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is lined up to play scientist Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man, Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige seems to like funny man Paul Rudd a bit better.

While Gordon-Levitt has denied the rumors that he’s in the running for the role, Feige was more forthcoming – but not by much.

“Nothing is true yet,” Feige said. “I like Paul Rudd, too.”

Paul Rudd is a particularly interesting choice as he’s not known – at all – as any type of action actor.  As a matter of fact, Rudd has never appeared in an action film.  However, he fits the mold of an Edgar Wright chosen actor – much like Simon Pegg.  Nothing’s been confirmed, but I would expect Rudd to be announced as Pym sooner rather than later.

Another actor being heavily eyed for a role in Wright’s Ant-Man is actress Rashida Jones.  Jones’ is being rumored for the role of Janet Van Dyne.  Van Dyne is the alter ego of The Wasp – both Van Dyne and Pym are founding members of the original Avengers in the comics.  The two originally get their powers from the same place and later get married.  However, it remains to be seen how Wright and Whedon follow the comic story arc.

Rashida Jones and Paul Rudd have a long working relationship as both have co-starred together in a handful of roles.  I Love You, Man and Our Idiot Brother are their most notable roles together.   The site to which the rumor originated from doesn’t have any sort of credible track record for breaking news, which seems questionable in of itself.  However, this is a rather low-key “breaking news” story for a site to hang their hat on, so we shall see.

Via CinemaBlend

 

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