Paul Rudd Reportedly In Talks to Become Ant-Man

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Posted by k4tzm4n (41737 posts) - - Show Bio

There's been a lot of talk over the past few months about who'll fill Ant-Man's boots in the Marvel cinematic universe. Early reports claimed it was down to Joseph Godon Levitt and Paul Rudd, and according to Variety, Paul Rudd is indeed the one Marvel Studios is going to work with. The website claims the actor's in early negotiations to star in Edgar Wright's upcoming Ant-Man movie. Wright also co-wrote the film's script with Joe Cornish.

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Do you think Rudd would be a great addition to the evergrowing movie universe or would you rather see someone else become the cinematic version of Ant-Man? Don't be shy, let us know below.

Source: Variety

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#1 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

MIKE HANNIGAN!

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#2 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

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#3 Posted by Herokiller12344 (1046 posts) - - Show Bio

So am I the only one that keeps confusing Paul Rudd and Paul Walker?

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#4 Posted by LiveForever (397 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it. Big fan of Paul Rudd and he can also pull off the serious stuff. Ant-Man can use a good dose of humor to be received well by the public. Marvel still hasn't let me down.

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#5 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7513 posts) - - Show Bio

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

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#6 Posted by LiveForever (397 posts) - - Show Bio

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

Rudd & Joseph Gordon Levitt was the most recent rumor for the past few months. Which is weird... because they're pretty different, especially age-wise. I'm happier with this pick.

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#7 Posted by the_stegman (40190 posts) - - Show Bio

Both Lex and Pym being potentially cast?? It's a great time to be a comic book fan.

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#8 Edited by k4tzm4n (41737 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

Could have sworn this rumor was floating around months ago. Rudd and Simon Pegg.

Anyways, I've never been impressed with Rudd, so meh.

Also, they probably all ready casted Ant-Man and are just waiting to annouce it.

That's commented on in the first two sentences, but this is alleging he's going to get it (unless negotiations don't pan out or whatever). Simon Pegg everyone assumed because of his relationship with Wright and that time he pointed to a picture of Ant-Man -- but as Pegg clearly pointed out, he was just supporting his friend in that image. There was never any actual substance to the Pegg talk.

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#9 Posted by bsavelli (57 posts) - - Show Bio
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I rest my case.

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#10 Posted by Farkam (12025 posts) - - Show Bio

So am I the only one that keeps confusing Paul Rudd and Paul Walker?

Yes.

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#11 Edited by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

@liveforever: I really doubt JGL is going to be Ant-Man is he's developing Sandman. Or vice versa.

@k4tzm4n:

I was just referring to the fact that it wasn't posted until now.

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#12 Posted by LiveForever (397 posts) - - Show Bio

@liveforever: I really doubt JGL is going to be Ant-Man is he's developing Sandman. Or vice versa.

@k4tzm4n:

I was just referring to the fact that it wasn't posted until now.

The Ant-Man/JGL rumor was around for months before the Sandman news hit. So, yeah, JGL is definitely out.

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#13 Edited by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got a big man crush on Paul Rudd. He's one of my favorite actors. Not my first pick for Ant-Man, but him and Wright could turn out a really great movie.

I'd really like to see Rudd and Sean William Scott reteam and play Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. Their chemistry in Role Models was classic Blue & Gold.

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#14 Posted by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm could we buy him as a scientist?

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#15 Edited by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

@liveforever: That doesn't mean anyone either more valid than the other

Don't really like either of them for the role though, so whatever.

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#16 Posted by GothamRed (2618 posts) - - Show Bio

This works for me

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#17 Posted by jayskee (4840 posts) - - Show Bio

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

Pym is not a wife beater.

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#18 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@lyrafay: That's my only hang up. I had the same problem when James Franco was cast in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought, " How am I supposed to buy him as a scientist"?

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#19 Edited by dondave (41752 posts) - - Show Bio
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#20 Posted by SilverPool (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Paul Rudd in the role

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#21 Edited by PeppeyHare (4330 posts) - - Show Bio

Fine by me

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#22 Posted by fil123 (677 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayskee said:

@omgomgwtfwtf said:

They need someone who can convincingly play a wife beater, and someone who's crazy.

Pym is not a wife beater.

in the ultimate verse he was a serious wife beater

and in 616 he has smacked janet around

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#23 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd be happy with this casting. Before I heard the news I didn't even think of him but after hearing it, it just makes a lot of sense.

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#24 Posted by Farkam (12025 posts) - - Show Bio

@lyrafay: That's my only hang up. I had the same problem when James Franco was cast in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought, " How am I supposed to buy him as a scientist"?

What young actor would you buy as a scientist?

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#25 Posted by k4tzm4n (41737 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio
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#27 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Rudd would be great in the role. I can think of other people I think would also do a great job, but Gordon-Levitt is not among them, so, if the previous news was true, then I'll be really happy if this news is true. Gordon-Levitt would make a great Dream of the Endless in Sandman though, so as long as WB doesn't screw up yet again, he has his own bright future with comics properties.

I wonder which Ant Man Rudd would play? I guess at this point, listening to other news on the project, Hank Pym is unfortunately unlikely. I could see him as any of the three, but probably mostly as Scott Lang.

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#28 Posted by k4tzm4n (41737 posts) - - Show Bio
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#29 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: I don't know why but Ben Foster springs to mind. He's a talented actor who hasn't really been given a shot at something this big.

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#30 Posted by thespideyguy (2770 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer Paul Walker.

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#31 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11985 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are my thoughts on the casting:

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#32 Posted by AllStarSuperman (43144 posts) - - Show Bio
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#33 Edited by ThePRez (466 posts) - - Show Bio

@farkam: I don't know why but Ben Foster springs to mind. He's a talented actor who hasn't really been given a shot at something this big.

because Forster didn't slap the bass

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#34 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

@theprez: No he did not. Damn, I see another viewing of I Love You, Man in my near future.

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#35 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2730 posts) - - Show Bio
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Maybe they will have him cast in time for Age of Ultron.

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#36 Edited by RedHush1 (162 posts) - - Show Bio

I could really see him as Ant-Man just because Ant-Man hasn't always been the funny go lucky guy we think he is to be. There were points in time where he was depressed and angry which Paul is really good at doing as seen by him in Role Models but he can also serious shown in the same movie. Also he has a comedic factor to him shown in movies such as Anchorman. So I love this choice.

EDIT: I Mean this goes for any Ant-Man look at Scott Lang in FF or Henry Pym even though it might be unlikely

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#37 Posted by Doctor_Malekith (59 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds good. He was great in Anchorman and Parks and Rec, and I'm sure he can do serious stuff too.

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#38 Edited by Maddpanda531 (1635 posts) - - Show Bio

@fil123: And in the Ultimate Universe, Hulk is a cannibal, Cap was president, and Tony Stark is a living brain. I don't really see where you're going with that point.

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#39 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

im just waiting on them to announce WHICH ant-man its going to be...TEAM PYM!!!

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#40 Edited by LightPsyche (90 posts) - - Show Bio

They are also having Scott Lang be a core character in this film (maybe Janet as well, I can only hope).

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#41 Posted by Skyhawk1 (150 posts) - - Show Bio

If he were Eric O'Grady, or Scott Lang I could see it.

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#42 Posted by Protoflash (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. He could make it work. I just hope they don't go for the whole wife-beater angle on the character. He couldn't make that work at all.

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#44 Posted by daltonmunnal (181 posts) - - Show Bio

I was really hoping for either Rudd or Pegg (very different actors, but I could easily envision either of them). I would have been very unhappy with JGL.

As a side note, before we knew who Vin Diesel was playing, I was kind of hoping he would have been Hank Pym. I really like, Rudd, and I don't really care for Vin Diesel, so I'm happier with this of course, but I thought it would have been an interesting and unexpected decision, to make the big muscly guy into the nerdiest goofiest character. Similarly, we know about Man of Steel 2 (or whatever it's called) having Jason Momoa, and people are expecting him to play someone big and brooding like Martian Manhunter, but I think it'd be a cooler and unexpected casting to make him someone like Lex Luther.

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#45 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Rudd is awesome and Hank Pym is awesome. I see no possibility of negativity.

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#46 Posted by fil123 (677 posts) - - Show Bio

@fil123: And in the Ultimate Universe, Hulk is a cannibal, Cap was president, and Tony Stark is a living brain. I don't really see where you're going with that point.

just another example, he's beat her in more than one universe. To say he's not a wife beater is just stupid.

and he beat her when the ultimates was actually respectful

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#47 Posted by the_tree (8456 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this choice. Rudd can handle both comedy and drama very well.

I cannot wait for this movie!

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#48 Edited by LightPsyche (90 posts) - - Show Bio

@mellow_hype:

Who is, Paul Rudd? He is going to play Scott Lang?

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#49 Edited by deactivated-5a8cea74082a2 (77 posts) - - Show Bio

I can see it

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#50 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17987 posts) - - Show Bio

Hank and Scott are supposed to be in this movie so I wonder which one Paul is going to play.

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