Marvel Confirms Paul Rudd Is 'Ant-Man'!

Edgar Wright is directing this Marvel Phase Three adventure. No plot details have been released at this time.

Following yesterday's report that Paul Rudd is in early talks to play Ant-Man, Marvel Studios confirmed that he has signed on to star.

Here's what producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had to say in a statement.

"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. 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."

No plot details have been released for Ant-Man, which will be Marvel's first Phase Three movie, arriving in theaters July 31, 2015.

Edgar Wright is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, based on the Marvel comic book series. It isn't known when production may begin. Marvel's remaining Phase Two slate includes Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015).

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: Marvel.com

Share this story yet?

0 12 1 0 4

RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (14)

  1. masterofthemoon

    Hopefully Paul & Edgar Wright will stay true to the character of Hank Pym for the film, now let's hope The Wasp will be in the film too!

    11 months agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  2. Josh

    I couldn't be happier about this. I know a lot of people were hoping for Alan Tudyk, who would also have been a good fit, but I think Rudd is perfect both for the Marvel aesthetic (he'll play well with guys like RDJ, ScarJo, and Chris Evans) and Edgar Wright's off-beat style of filmmaking. Great addition to the MCU.

    11 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. Alejandro Jefferies

    Paul Rudd's likeable acting style and Edgar Wright's funny, creative, and visually dazzling movie skills put together? This could quite possibly be one of the best Marvel movies ever! I can't wait for this!!!

    11 months agoby @Alejandro-JefferiesFlag

  4. Sean

    @i-m-batman I have never read the comics for Ant-Man either, and yet I am looking forward to see the movie as well.

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Mieko_Siede

    @skywise See, I only know the basic premise of the character. I'd just never really taken the time for lack of interest to get vested in it. My mind could be changed though.

    11 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  6. skywise

    I would never have thought of Pual Ruud for Ant Man but when I heard that news it was kind of an AHA! moment. It makes a lot sense to me.

    11 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. skywise

    @mieko-siede But there is so much more to Ant Man than just growing and shrinking. He is a very compelling character. I'm afraid a lot of what I find interesting about him will be lost in this adaption. I have no evidence that this is true except that Wright and Feige keep saying this is going to be a "different" take on the character.

    11 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Mieko_Siede

    I've just never been too interested in the shrinking and growing characters, Ant-Man, The Atom, they're essentially the same to me.

    11 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  9. Mieko_Siede

    Given what little I know about Ant-Man, Rudd could be the best and most obvious choice for the role for his comedic ability. I'm not really a huge Paul Rudd fan but the same could be said for my feelings toward Ant-Man. Still it's always worth a look if a character can be brought to life cinematically in interesting ways.

    11 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  10. I'm Batman

    I've never read the Ant-man comic's but I'm pumped for this.

    11 months agoby @i-m-batmanFlag

  11. Sean

    @bellandedward1 Same here! I'm looking forward to seeing it!

    11 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. ObiWanShinobi

    this is gonna be sooo good

    11 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    old news!

    11 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. Bellandedward1

    Oh yeah can't wait to see this

    11 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag