Paul Rudd or Joseph Gordon-Levitt – How Do You Like Your Ant-Man?

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

Not only has Marvel moved up the release date of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, but they apparently want to make it everyone’s favorite movie ever.

Variety is reporting Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd as the two front-runners for the role of Hank Pym, a sometimes-Avenger who has the ability to drastically alter his size. From Variety:

Sources tell Variety the two actors who have emerged as front-runners to land the title role in the superhero feature are Joseph Gordon Levitt and Paul Rudd. Insiders warn there’s still a remote possibility another actor could emerge but as of now, Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the main contenders the role.

Marvel recently moved up the release date of the comic-book feature to July 31, 2015 and Wright, following his vacation, tweeted a pre-production photo of the Ant-Man character, which has since reignited the anticipation that an actor would be attached shortly.

This news considerably helps us shape our expectations for the tone of the film. The fact they they are looking hard at these two actors, even if they ultimately cast someone else, means we can expect more of a cerebral, quick witted Tony Stark-like Hank Pym as opposed to a beefed up stereotypical superhero.

[Source: Variety]

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