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It’s OFFICIAL Paul Rudd is Ant-Man. CONFIRMED by Marvel.

December 20th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

 

Following yesterday’s report, Marvel Studios has now officially confirmed that Paul Rudd will star in director Edgar Wright’s Ant-man!

Here’s the press release:

Marvel Studios confirmed today that renowned actor Paul Rudd has been cast to star as the title character in Marvel’s Ant-Man. The feature film is being directed by Edgar Wright. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will produce the film with Nira Park.

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.

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.

“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.”

So what do you think now that it’s official?

Edgar Wright is directing from a script that he has co-written with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Ant-Man, which will launch Marvel’s Phase Three, will hit theaters on July 31st, 2015.

 

Edgar Wright is directing from a script that he has co-written with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). The film, which will launch Marvel’s Phase Three, will hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/paul-rudd-is-ant-man/#sthash.GC0YVteL.dpuf
Edgar Wright is directing from a script that he has co-written with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). The film, which will launch Marvel’s Phase Three, will hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/paul-rudd-is-ant-man/#sthash.GC0YVteL.dpuf

 

Edgar Wright is directing from a script that he has co-written with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). The film, which will launch Marvel’s Phase Three, will hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. – See more at: http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/paul-rudd-is-ant-man/#sthash.GC0YVteL.dpuf

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at ed-pool.tumblr.com or his Twitter @ed_pool

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