Friday, 20 December 2013

Edgar Wright Has Found His Ant-Man: Paul Rudd!

After many weeks of speculation, Marvel have announced that Paul Rudd will star as the size-changing superhero in Edgar Wright's kick off of Phase 3 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Here's the statement from Marvel:

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theaters July 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio’s desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes. The film’s plot is being kept under wraps.

“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,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “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.”

Extremely exciting to know that Hank Pym (or is it Scott Lang?) has finally been cast, although principle photography will not begin until mid-2014. With Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) directing and Joe Cornish (Attack The Block, Adam and Joe) co-writing, Ant-Man's production is going to be very closely watched over the next year and a half.

Ant-Man is due for release 31st July, 2015.

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