Paul Rudd Is ANT-MAN

PaulRuddSometimes great choices come down to process of elimination.

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Marvel and Edgar Wright have chosen Paul Rudd to be their Ant-Man. Rudd has been in contention for the role since back in October, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Since Gordon-Levitt has attached himself to Warner Brothers Sandman project, it looks like it became a one-man race.

This casting news is rather strange since Rudd has been asked repeatedly about Ant-Man on the promotional tour for Anchorman: The Legend Continues and his stock answer was that it was just a rumor and he knew nothing about it. Sheeyeah right. Well played, Mr. Rudd. Well played.

In my opinion, it’s a great choice. I really like Rudd as an actor. One of the main gripes people might have about him is that he has spent the last few years as part of The Apatow Repertory Players, doing comedy after comedy. But those familiar with his career know that Rudd has done well in a series of dramas, notably The Shape of Things and Cider House Rules, in the past. So don’t expect Ant-Man to be any more of a comedy than any other Marvel film.

Another hit is his age. He is 44, which is a bit long-in-the-tooth for some when it comes to their action heroes. But if he is playing Hank Pym, he’ll be playing a scientist. Not many twenty-somethings have PhD’s.


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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken, and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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Amy Brown
December 18, 2013 10:29 pm

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December 18, 2013 10:40 pm

Paul Rudd Is ANT-MAN

Sean Klus
December 18, 2013 11:14 pm

Heh.. this is good. Cannot wait to see him with Ruffalo and Banner as the science minds of Avengers. Now.. who will be his punching bag, I mean wife.

William Gatevackes
December 18, 2013 11:15 pm

Rashida Jones was rumored.

Sean Klus
December 18, 2013 11:17 pm

SO approve if that’s the case.

Steve DiMeo
December 19, 2013 3:00 am

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Greg Korin
December 19, 2013 3:47 am


Greg Korin
December 19, 2013 3:48 am

MY SON!!!!

Richard Zeszotarski
December 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Wait, I thought Ant Man was the guy who had other guys sleep with his significant other, not the other way around.