Paul Rudd Reportedly In Talks to Become Ant-Man

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#51 Posted by dbatdog (550 posts) - - Show Bio

@supbatz said:

MIKE HANNIGAN!

they change it to CrapBag...

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#52 Posted by mightyrearranger (1786 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes. I would cry tears of joy, and then actually consider seeing this movie.

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#53 Edited by BumpyBoo (14589 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure, why not? :) Definitely willing to give him a chance. He's never bowled me completely over, but has been consistently good in everything I've seen him in. I believe in you, Rudd! 8D

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#54 Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7513 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.

Hate to break it to ya but Hank Pym was a wife beater. It's one of the reasons why Janet divorced him :/

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Ultimate Hank Pym is even worse than 616 and a legitimate sadist.
Ultimate Hank Pym is even worse than 616 and a legitimate sadist.

Hank is also crazy. He has bi-polar disorder. Kind of explains why Ultron is crazy as well, given that Ultron shares Hank's brainwave patterns.

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#55 Posted by BATMANi (1 posts) - - Show Bio

NOBODY CAN EVER HATE SLAPPIN DA BAAAAAAAASS

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#56 Posted by JMG (239 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.

This movie is being made by Disney so they won't. Iron Man is supposed to be a raging alcoholic but they didn't do that with the RDJ films



Excited for this movie because I love everything I've ever seen Paul Rudd in!

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#57 Posted by iaconpoint (1491 posts) - - Show Bio
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#58 Posted by amazing_webhead (9816 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, I could see that. Y'know, if the movie ever gets here. Along with Justice League and Deadpool.

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#59 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6730 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how to feel about this. He seems like he could maybe be an O.K. Scott Lang, but I don't know if he'd make a good Hank Pym. Also, not knowing what the plot of the film is, and the Hank in the past, Scott in the present thing not properly confirmed(as far as I know), I don't know how big his role would be as either of them.

I'd much rather see a Hank Pym film, but I don't know if I'd want Paul Rudd playing him.

Also, he seems to be more of a comedy actor, which makes me worry that they might make either Ant-Man into some kind of joke character.

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#60 Posted by Bystander (2406 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice actor choice by me.

Also, any news about a teaser trailer?

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#61 Edited by bigsoto74 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

In X-Men The First Class they changed the original team, in Thor they changed him from magic to an alien, in Capt America they changed the Red Skull from a Nazi to a Hydra, and they are even changing the story that Pym did not create Ultron. We don't know what else they will change about his character to make him likable by fans to watch. The writers might even change him from being a wife beater to having anger issues toward everyone and be antisocial or just have relationship commitment issues. Everyone is assuming he will be a wife beater in the movie. Nobody wants to pay to see a movie of a superhero beating the crap out of his wife. The only way I can see it happening is if one of his inventions drives him to do it.

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#62 Posted by CommanderShiro (213 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually love this choice.

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#63 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

I am 90% certain that this is going to be Scott Lang's Ant-man...

Paul Rudd's sarcastic and humor suits scott lang character.

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#64 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

love Paul Rudd

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#65 Edited by Moby (86 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought Paul Rudd was an awkward choice at first then I thought about Ant-Man's personality; I like the decision. But the question is who is going to play the Wasp.

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#66 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6730 posts) - - Show Bio

In X-Men The First Class they changed the original team, in Thor they changed him from magic to an alien, in Capt America they changed the Red Skull from a Nazi to a Hydra, and they are even changing the story that Pym did not create Ultron. We don't know what else they will change about his character to make him likable by fans to watch.The writers might even change him from being a wife beater to having anger issues toward everyone and be antisocial or just have relationship commitment issues. Everyone is assuming he will be a wife beater in the movie. Nobody wants to pay to see a movie of a superhero beating the crap out of his wife. The only way I can see it happening is if one of his inventions drives him to do it.

I think this "wife-beater" thing gets exaggerated by a lot of people. He's a likeable character, and he only hit Jan once, during his third or fourth mental breakdown. He's bipolar, and had his mind affected badly by Ultron removing some of his memory, and a lab accident where he was exposed to his experimental gases. He's had trauma in his life dealing with the murder of his first wife, an inferiority complex, believing he wasn't a good enough hero among the other Avengers, and a lot of strain on his body from being Giant-Man. He was on the verge of being court-martial and kicked out of The Avengers for attacking an enemy who he hadn't realised had stopped fighting, one panel before he attacked. He already had all of these problems, and was scared and angry. He made a mistake, and people just won't let it go.

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

@fil123: The Ultimates was always meant to be a much darker version of the 616-Avengers. The Ultimate-Versions are very poor representation of the actual characters because they're meant to be very different from each other. Just because Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were incestuous in the Ultimate Universe, it doesn't mean they are in the regular universe. Just because Ultimate Hank was a scum bag doesn't mean regular Hank is anything like that.

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#68 Posted by bigsoto74 (332 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose:

I could see the writers making him have issues before he becomes a hero so it is part of his background that we learn about, but do not see in the movie. He tries to prove not only to the other heroes, but himself that he has changed and is worthy to be a hero. I really have no idea, but it is possible. Either way I am going to see and own the movie. I own every Marvel movie even if it is horrible (ex. Daredevil, Elektra,...). I am excited to see what version of Ant-Man they are making and if wasp will be introduced.

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#69 Posted by HumanRocket (11234 posts) - - Show Bio

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

No your not alone. But I like this choice if they go in this direction.

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#70 Posted by Farkam (12025 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.

Foster was really good in Hostages, but I can't imagine him playing a scientist. But yeah, he does deserve a shot at something big, but I don't know if Ant-Man is it (though Ant-man is a little on the small side ;D) lol

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#71 Posted by fingernail9 (30 posts) - - Show Bio

I would've liked to see Paul play THE FLASH, but eh, whatever. I wonder if they'll throw in the abusive husband factor, I hope not, that would be awkward :/

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#72 Posted by Mellow_Hype (75 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightpsyche: Paul Rudd is an actor who mostly does comedy. He was in Role models, 40 year old virgin, my idiot brother,parks and rec and i love you man. Probably, they said the film will have both hank, and scott. Scott has black hair and blue eyes so does Paul, dead giveaway

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#73 Posted by Mellow_Hype (75 posts) - - Show Bio

I can just imagine the scene in an avengers movie where the group comes together and theres a big ass giant man, a hulk, an iron man, a captain in a bad ass pose,a god winding his hammer, and hopefully a wasp charging her stingers.

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

@jmg: lol good point! I totally forgot about that.

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

I just want to add that Marvel has now made this news official.

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#76 Edited by MrMazz (2002 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's offically offical still now word on weather he is Scott Lang or Hank Pym

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#78 Posted by Lvenger (36338 posts) - - Show Bio
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#79 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

Just about to post that myself. I laughed pretty loudly that a guy who's been in so many comedic roles such as Anchorman, Friends and The 40 Year Old Virgin is going to play Ant Man. It does fit with Marvel's more comedic approach to films and all that. Maybe he'll play Scott Lang.

It's kinda making me worry about what the tone of the Defenders tv shows are going to be like

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#80 Posted by Lvenger (36338 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: The director doesn't seem like the comedy type in all honesty and since the Defenders line up are more serious characters, they should downplay the comedy much more IMO.

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