Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Last month, we finally learned after months of rumor and speculation that Ant-Man would be played by none other than Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright‘s movie. What we did not find out was whom Rudd would actually be playing. There are multiple Ant-Men in the Marvel Comics canon, and so far there’s been no official confirmation about which version of the character we’re getting.
But perhaps Marvel’s being coy because we’re not getting an Ant-Man, but multiple Ant-Men. In a cryptic blog post (is there any other kind, when it comes to directors entrusted with big geeky properties?) Wright revealed a tiny detail about the research he’s doing for the film, and it suggests that we might get to meet Scott Lang and Hank Pym in the new movie. Hit the jump to see why.
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Erase any doubt you might have had that last night’s “in talks” report about Paul Rudd playing the lead in Ant-Man for Edgar Wright could have meant that someone else might end up with the role. (The actor had passed off talks of him getting the gig as “all rumor, man” just a week ago.)
Marvel has just confirmed that Rudd will play the role, though the release shies away from naming the specific incarnation of the character, and definitely does not give out any plot info. Read More »
Briefly: He’s been rumored for months, and denying the report for just as long. But now The Wrap announces the first details that Paul Rudd is now in talks to play the lead in Ant-Man, directed by Edgar Wright. Seems that with Joseph Gordon-Levitt moving towards WB and DC’s Sandman film, Rudd locked down the lead role in Wright’s film.
Wright scripted with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), and Ant-Man is set for release on July 31, 2015.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Ant-Man strays from Edgar Wright‘s usual M.O. in a couple of ways, but one that Wright says is a particular “challenge” is its more family-friendly sensibility. While his filmography doesn’t seem particularly brutal or violent, each of his Cornetto movies have earned an R rating from the MPAA, whereas Ant-Man is expected to be PG-13.
It also, unlike Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, or The World’s End, doesn’t star Simon Pegg or Nick Frost — something the pair seem OK with. Pegg even joked that he’d “advise strongly against” Wright asking him to be in the film. Hit the jump to read the trio’s comments on Wright’s upcoming superhero film.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Ant-Man isn’t as big a name as some of the other superheroes who’ve made it to the screen lately, perhaps because even as superpowers go, his ability (he can shrink in size without losing his strength) is kind of odd. Nevertheless, Edgar Wright is confident that he can make the character shine in his new movie.
In a recent interview, the director asserted that “people will be surprised” by Ant-Man, even as he acknowledges that those who are unfamiliar with the character may not “get” him right off the bat. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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