Paul Rudd Is 'Ant-Man'!

After months of speculation, the actor has landed the lead role of Hank Pym. Representatives for Marvel and Paul Rudd had no comment.

After months of speculation, Paul Rudd is in early talks to star as Hank Pym in Marvel's Ant-Man.

The actor was one of the top two actors considered for the role, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has now turned his attention to the Sandman comic book adaptation. Paul Rudd was considered a more natural fit for the character, given his comedic sensibilities.

Edgar Wright is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, based on the Marvel comic book character created by Jack Kirby. No production schedule was given for this highly-anticipated comic book adaptation.

The story follows Hank Pym, a scientist who invents a substance that allows him to shrink to the size of an ant and communicate with insects. The project will be the first of Marvel's Phase Three slate of movies.

Representatives for Marvel and Paul Rudd had no comment.

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.

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  1. Andrew D. Ford

    Looks like "The Mantis" TV series meets The racketeer.

    10 months agoby @andrew-d-fordFlag

  2. Sean

    @gumperman That's true. good point.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. gumperman

    @themoviefanatic He won't be in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as that is already been confirmed by Marvel that that is the final film in the Phase Two films and Ant-Man is the first film in the Phase Three films. Although, Henry Pym could make a cameo if they wanted to include him in Age of Ultron or after the credits I suppose, but I'm talking about in the Avengers 3. Though it could also be possible that Downey Jr. makes a cameo in Ant-Man or something to that effect before Avengers 3.

    10 months agoby @gumpermanFlag

  4. Fry_3000

    @ maybe if it's successful and a sequel comes up, they might do it

    10 months agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  5. Sean

    @gumperman I agree. But, about what you said, that's only if ant-Man is The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    10 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Oxxford699

    Perfect. great actor, great roll, great movie. Marvel is just expanding the world with great actors!!! Cant wait!!

    10 months agoby @oxxford699Flag

  7. Filter

    Well there's another one off my lists of movies. To go see in theaters next year.

    10 months agoby @filterFlag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @skywise i havent seen much of his acting so i dont have an opinion

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  9. undeadslayer4

    @Brizzy i hope this new person does a great job on ant man

    10 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. CelluloidDreams


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  11. moviemouse

    YES! all rumor my ass haha

    10 months agoby @moviemouseFlag

  12. Brizzy

    Nice! Though im sure he's been cast for MONTHS, we just didn't know for sure untill today.

    10 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  13. skywise

    I was rooting for Ruud to take this role. Not quite sure why but IMO this is good news.

    10 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  14. Gaucho

    Hmmm. . . Don't really know about this one. Only time will tell.

    10 months agoby @GauchoFlag

  15. supermanvenom

    This seems so odd to me.

    10 months agoby @supermanvenomFlag


    Great casting.

    10 months agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  17. MovieManiac

    @gumperman and Mark Ruffalo. The idea of them three spitting Joss Whedon written dialogue just fills me with amazement.

    10 months agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  18. FilmFreak21


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  19. FilmFreak21

    I don't know why, but I'm not sure about the carting choice

    10 months agoby @FilmFreak21Flag

  20. Fry_3000

    Awesome news, congrats to Rudd

    10 months agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  21. A7sus4

    Great choice, I'm looking forward to this.

    10 months agoby @a7sus4Flag

  22. I'm Batman

    Great choice, Rudd is the man

    10 months agoby @i-m-batmanFlag

  23. Ghostman

    I approve of this.

    10 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  24. Erikajinx

    I'll give him a chance since I can't take him serious but after all this is a hard role to get

    10 months agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  25. Mr.K

    I'm OK with this casting choice.

    10 months agoby @mr-kFlag

  26. SpaceCowboy

    I can dig it.

    10 months agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  27. Mieko_Siede

    @gumperman That should make for an interesting combination. i'm really intrigued to see how he fits this role.

    10 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  28. ChristinaM15

    @gumperman I gotta second this. Rudd's got a quick tongue in terms of dialogue. Should be great

    10 months agoby @christina-montanaFlag