Now That Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 'Sandman,' Paul Rudd is 'Ant-Man'
After hearing this past fall that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play Ant-Man in Marvels Phase Three title from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), the deliberation is over, and it seems we have our tiny superhero cast. The Wrap has learned that with Joseph Gordon-Levitt heading to the comic book adaptation of Sandman at Warner Bros., the Anchorman and I Love You, Man star is now taking the lead role as Hank Pym, the man who would become Ant-Man. Recent interviewers have noticed Rudd being in better shape than he was previously, but denied any involvement. Read on!
Of course, we wouldn't expect anything less of an actor signing up for the big screen comic book universe. The film would see Rudd playing a scientist who invents a substance that allows him to change his size and communicate with insects. The test reel shown at Comic-Con a couple years ago showed us just how cool the action could be in the hands of Edgar Wright (you can see it in an unofficial, but accurate storyboard recreation of the footage right here). Will there be an official announcement soon? We hope so, but in the meantime, this sound like it's a done deal. Do you think Paul Rudd can pull off Ant-Man?