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Paul Rudd IS Ant-Man


By Robert T. Trate     December 20, 2013

Ant-Man arrives July 17, 2015.
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This time around Marvel did not wait for weeks of speculation and unofficial statements. Yesterday they official announced that Paul Rudd is in fact going to play Ant-Man. 

Here is the official statement from

“Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theaters July 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel and Wright had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio’s desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes.  The film’s plot is being kept under wraps.

When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star, said Marvel's Kevin Feige. ‘We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we’d ever met with about doing the work, we knew we’d found the right guy. We couldn’t be more excited for our audiences to see what he’s going to do to bring Ant-Man to life’.”

The Marvel Universe is aligning and we have our next hero. Just how great he will be remains to be seen. Will he appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Ant-Man arrives July 31, 2015. 

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XeroWarp 12/20/2013 6:33:33 AM

 I wonder if Leslie Mann will be Wasp? 

Wiseguy 12/20/2013 7:20:54 AM

Why not just update? Just me playing editor.

Anyway I see no mention of Pym. I'd be surprised if they went with one of the other 2 Ant-Man but I always felt Rudd would be a perfect Eric O'Grady.

Rizing 12/20/2013 7:22:22 AM

He won't appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron because it will be released before Ant-Man. Ant-Man is part of the 3rd phase.

redvector 12/20/2013 7:31:17 AM

It's interesting that Marvel and Wright wanted Rudd for the role from the beginning. Now it's just a matter of which version of Ant Man he'll be playing.

1. Hank Pym reluctant superhero scientist.

2. Scott Lang reformed thief turned superhero.

3. Eric O'Grady slacker screw up Shield agent turned superhero. 





Wiseguy 12/20/2013 7:34:13 AM

I just pointed this out on the other thread.

Have Pym appear in Avengers to tease Ant-Man's film. Show Pym discovering the Pym particles and inventing the Ant-Man suit only to have SHIELD agent Eric O'Grady steal it just like in the comics.

That still leaves Pym open to donning the Giant Man, Goliath or Yellowjacket mantle

Eldogg42 12/20/2013 7:59:14 AM

I read from another post, that Pym & Lang will be in the movie.  So they haven't mentioned who it will be.  They didn't say if O'Grady would be in the movie.

Wiseguy 12/20/2013 8:11:07 AM

Eldogg but was it an official post or just speculation. Because everything thus far seems to be under wraps, secret. Until we start seeing the cast fill out it's hard to take any rumors seriously

ElBaz13 12/20/2013 8:19:53 AM

Paul Rudd is more suited for the Eric O'Grady role.

monkeyfoot 12/20/2013 9:26:05 AM

Wise, knowing Marvel's way of leaving clues and hints in movies for future films, I wouldn't be surprised if Rudd as Pym/Lang/O'Grady doesn't make a small appearance in Avengers 2.

SuperFan 12/20/2013 10:18:39 AM


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