While it was all speculation earlier this week, Marvel has officially announced Paul Rudd as Ant-Man for the Edgar Wright movie.

Press Release

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.”

Rudd brings a diverse background to the role having become one of the industry’s most known actors with a reputation for smart, funny and creative performances. Rudd can currently be seen in “Anchor Man 2: The Legend Continues,” as well as past roles in “Anchorman,” “This Is 40,” “I Love You, Man,” “Role Models,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “Knocked Up,” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” among numerous other films, television shows and primetime animation.

While I’m pretty sure Marvel said we would be seeing a Hank Pym Ant-Man, there are a number of sites and Internet personalities who think Rudd will be playing a different Ant-Man altogether.

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4 Comments

  1. December 20, 2013 at 9:33 am — Reply

    Seeing as Edgar Wright is directing, I see this as a good thing.

  2. December 20, 2013 at 10:53 am — Reply

    Jonah Hill as MODOK.

  3. Sebastian
    December 21, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

    Should fit right in with the rest of the marvel movie cast :)

  4. b003
    December 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Not in the movie but I see Andy Serkis or Steve Buscemi as The Puppet Master.
    Paul Rudd, not so sure.

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