Are Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones Close to Signing on for 'Ant-Man'?

A new rumor suggests that they are our Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. Edgar Wright is directing the Marvel Phase Three adventure.

Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones might reunite for Ant-Man
Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones might reunite for Ant-Man
Last week, two separate rumors surfaced revealing that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are in contention to play Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man. While no deals have been signed quite yet, a second report now claims that both actors are very close to signing on, and that it might actually be a "done deal" already.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also being considered to play Hank Pym. The actor confirmed he was in discussions last week, but he wouldn't say that he had the role or not. Rashida Jones has been the only name mentioned so far for the Janet Van Dyne role, although it was revealed that her character will not turn into The Wasp. However, she will be Hank Pym's love interest and play a major supporting role.

Edgar Wright is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, based on the Marvel comic books. No story details have been confirmed at this time.

Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones both shared the screen together in I Love You, Man and Our Idiot Brother.

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.



Sources: Schmoes Know

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  1. Sean

    @2movieguys She's only been in about 17 or 18 movies. Many of which are not that well known. That might be why you don't know who she is.

    12 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    Who is Rashida Jones ?!?!?

    12 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Dbzfan91

    Paul Rudd would be cool. I've only ever known him for his comedy parts so I'd like to see him in in something like this. As for Rashida Jones YES! I love her.

    12 months agoby @dbzfan91Flag

  4. CoreyB

    Two talented individuals and would be a great choice. Rudd is fantastic in almost all his work. Cant wait for official announcement. 2015 is going to be insane.

    12 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  5. Writer220

    Rudd all the way as of Joseph I can only see him as an older Spiderman, DeadPool or Cyclops.
    There really isn't a lot of Superheroes in Marvel the majority of them are mutants.
    I would love to see a Alpha Flight film.

    12 months agoby @writer220Flag

  6. ObiWanShinobi

    YESSSSS.

    12 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  7. ed_wood

    I like the idea of Jones, that's a good choice. Its just hard to picture Rudd...I don't know.

    12 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  8. Fry_3000

    If he gets chosen, it's going to make it a very interesting film.

    12 months agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  9. Sean

    @aryaza I agree. That would be a better way for casting to go, if Joseph Gordon Levitt gets cast as Marvel character.

    12 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Aryaza

    I'd much rather see Paul Rudd play ant man then Joseph Gordon Levitt. JGL will be much better as another character or superhero

    12 months agoby @aryazaFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    I'm so glad I detest cbm's, otherwise this might just ruin my day.

    12 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. Josh

    Make this happen now.

    12 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  13. skywise

    I am warming to the idea as Ruud as Pym and Jones is sort of perfect for Wasp.

    12 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  14. TheDude1

    It may be safe to say Marvel/Disney(more so Disney) is losing control over everything. Of course we can better judge that once Thor 2 is released as well as Captain America 2.

    12 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  15. Adamsandlerfggot69

    @cheetoboy What if Rudd plays Hank Pym and JGL plays Lang? Although I have no idea if that'd work well on film...

    12 months agoby @adamsandlerfggot69Flag

  16. Cheetoboy

    I like Rudd, but I still prefer Joseph over him to play the character

    12 months agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  17. Gandoff

    I just can't see Rudd as Antman... He was in Halloween Curse of Michael Myers. So he can. Just can't see it..

    12 months agoby @gandoffFlag