Paul Rudd was recently in Park City Utah, where he was promoting his upcoming romantic comedy spoof They Came Together. He was asked about prepping for his role as thief-turned-hero Scott Lang in Ant-Man. The actor couldn't say much, but he did explain some of the prep that has gone into creating Scott Lang for the screen, and teased that he doesn't know whether or not Rashida Jones has signed onto play Janet van Dyne, aka The Wasp.
In taking on such a huge project as a Marvel adventure, Rudd says he's been watching a lot of Marvel movies and reading a lot of comic books.
""Well, It's all just kind of starting, so it's really cool. 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."
While he's worked with Rashida Jones before in Our Idiot Brother and I Love You, Man, the actor doesn't feel comfortable discussing her decision to sign on for this Phase Three adventure. He even teases that the rumors may be false.
"I follow what comes out online and even then I don't quite follow. I let those powers that be announce what they want to announce when they announce it. A lot of that stuff you hear is not true."
One thing that is true is Michael Douglas signing on to play original Ant-Man Hank Pym. About the casting, Rudd would only say this...
"It's a thrill, He's amazing!"
The actor also commented on how much comedy will be included in this action adventure from director Edgar Wright.
"We'll see what Edgar has in mind. We haven't started shooting any of it yet."
Ant-Man will shoot this May, so it shouldn't be long before we hear who is taking on the Wasp role. Maybe the character isn't even in the film? Would you be okay with that?
You can watch his full interview in the embed below:
Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.