The last time we heard any news about Ant-Man, the movie had just been moved up (or is it back? Who the f*ck knows?) from its previous November release date to a new summer date, thus premiering soon after The Avengers: Age of Ultron…and joining Moviepocalypse.
But the news doesn’t stop there. Recently, Variety reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) and Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Knocked Up) are Marvel’s top choices for the lead in Ant-Man. There was also some mention of a potential third actor.
Obviously, JGL being namedropped for such a part doesn’t surprise me in the least. Dude’s a highly respected actor, he has very, very large fan base (dare I say that such a fan base rivals even that of the rabid [and scary] Loki fangirls), and at age 32, JGL would be a pretty solid choice if Marvel wanted to potentially lock him down for a multi-picture deal. And he’s experimented with the superhero genre before, especially with movies like The Dark Knight Rises and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Also, it’d be a nice steal on Marvel’s part…especially if they are looking to spark even more friendly competition between themselves and DC.
As for Paul Rudd, this is the first time many (including myself) have heard his name being tossed into the equation/the running.
He’s a bit older (he’s got 12 years on JGL [he’s 44]), but I happen to think that he wouldn’t be a bad choice. Rudd’s no stranger to comedy or drama, especially as it concerns movies like Anchorman, Knocked Up, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the upcoming Anchorman 2.
In short, I’m not going to bet on him, but I won’t be betting against him.
What do you guys think? Are you gunning for JGL or Rudd? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let me know in the comments below!
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- Marvel Likes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd for ‘Ant-Man’ (EXCLUSIVE) (variety.com)
- ‘Ant-Man’ Shortlist Is Down to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd (slashfilm.com)
- Marvel Considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd for ‘Ant-Man’ (comicvine.com)
- ‘Ant-Man’ Casting Shortlist Includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paul Rudd (screenrant.com)