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Michael Pena Taking a Role in Marvel & Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Too

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January 14, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Michael Pena

Following yesterday's news that Michal Douglas would play the original titular superhero in Edgar Wright's adaptation of Ant-Man at Marvel Studios, we have another cast member being thrown into the mix. The Wrap has word that American Hustle supporting star and End of Watch co-lead Michael Pena has been offered a role in the film, and he's very keen to take part in the comic book flick. As of now, Pena's role in the film us unknown, so we're not sure if he'll be playing a known character from the Ant-Man comics, but Pena has done drama in Crash and World Trade Center and comedy in Observe and Report, so he's ready.

As of now, we don't have a lot of clear details on the film's plot, but some hints from Wright yesterday when the casting of Douglas as Hank Pym was announced have confirmed that there will be two versions of the superhero. We'll see Douglas don the suit sometime in the 60s, and then later, Scott Lang will suit-up after attempting to steal Pym's technology for some sort of heist. There will be some sort of team-up between the two, and of course, all of this has to tie into whatever Marvel has planned for after The Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives earlier in 2015. We can't wait to hear more.

UPDATE: Variety also has word that Rashida Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard are being considered for the female lead, but the latter has Jurassic World to contend with as well. Jessica Chastain was in consideration, but she has already passed on the role. Stay tuned for any updates.

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  • MattPeloquin
    How could Rashida Jones or Bryce Dallas Howard play Michael Douglas' love interest as Jan (Wasp)? They're both half his age...
    • Damon King
      They haven't mentioned yet if Wasp would be in the film. Possibly I wouldn't put out the idea Wasp not being Pym's love interest since they are already taking Ultron from the story. I would say which ever female lead being considered is too Paul Rudd/Scott Lang who is the main character.
      • mooreworthy
        Agreed. The books are just source materials and shouldn't be the bible, where it's a sin if they change things for the general audience. Phase 3 is sounds better everyday. Edgar Wright knows his sh*t.
  • mooreworthy
    Love me some Pena!
    • The Walking Cuban
      The only good thing about Tower Heist. Excellent in End of Watch, which I will NEVER WATCH AGAIN.
      • mooreworthy
        End of Watch was a great, hard watch. It's not for everyone and if I owned it, it would probably just sit there. Can't think of another time where i would find myself in the mood to see it again. Just like Paul Walter's Running Scared.
        • The Walking Cuban
          I'll have to watch that

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