Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd up for Ant-Man

Pair are frontrunners for title role

Edgar Wright’s long-gestating Ant-Man adaptation may be about to land its title performer, with Variety reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are the leading contenders.

The report claims that the two stars are set to meet with Marvel execs and Wright himself one last time, before a final decision is made either way.

Wright would appear to be looking for an everyman actor for the role, somebody who wouldn’t necessarily be thought of in a heroic context, and would fit the profile as Ant-Man’s alter-ego, scientist Hank Pym.

With that brief in mind, it'd be nice to see Rudd get a shot at a blockbuster, particularly given JGL’s previous dalliance with the cape and cowl… That said, we’d have few complaints if the younger man nabbed the role. Both are extremely watchable, consistently likeable performers, and either would be capable of handling any of the role's more comedic requirements.

Having seemingly been in the pipeline for ever, Ant-Man will finally hit US screens on 31 July 2015, before opening in the UK on 14 August 2015.

Who would you like to see take the role? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Oct 15th 2013, 10:52

      60% of the time Paul Rudd works everytime.

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    • marvelboy

      Oct 15th 2013, 11:56

      I agree TF not sure either of these can take on Hank Pym, but I would vote for Rudd, JGL was good in TDKR but as a lead superhero not sure he can stand tall (excuse the pun) with the likes of Cap, Thor, Ironman and Hulk

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 15th 2013, 12:01

      Paul Rudd seems like an inspired casting choice to me.

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    • LR815

      Oct 15th 2013, 12:02

      I'd love to see JGL in the role! Such a great actor

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