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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paul Rudd Front-Runners For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
October 14, 2013 6:28 PM
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Well, if a place can be found for Vin Diesel in the Marvel-verse then anything is possible. That said, the two names emerging as front-runners for "Ant-Man" are surprising, but not exactly unpleasant.

Variety reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are the names topping the anthill (sorry) for the upcoming superhero flick. The duo are currently the "main contenders" to play Henry Pym, who can still kick tons of ass as an insect. The trade adds that another actor could come along and sneak into the mix, but right now it's these two being talked about in boardrooms, and they are some good choices. We can see them both fitting in with Edgar Wright's comic sensibility (he co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish), and the chops to turn off the funny when needed (many folks forget Rudd is a more than capable dramatic actor too —see "The Shape Of Things" or "Diggers" among others).

Meetings and all that fun stuff still have to take place before a decision is made, so until that happens, debate below. "Ant-Man" arrives on July 31, 2015.

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7 Comments

  • J | October 15, 2013 8:56 AMReply

    Just get Nathan Fillion!

  • loudrockmusic | October 15, 2013 4:53 AMReply

    Both so cute.

  • berk | October 15, 2013 12:02 AMReply

    Marvel can hire both JGL and Rudd since Wright's script supposedly features 2 Ant-Men, the original Henry Pym and his successor Scott Lang.

  • Daniel | October 14, 2013 9:59 PMReply

    Rudd gets my vote. As much as I like JGL, he's the more conventional / less exciting choice. Paul Rudd getting bumped up into the superhero world could pay off in the same way Ruffalo did.

  • Marvolio | October 14, 2013 6:48 PMReply

    Damn JGL has just skyrocketed this past year. Crazy to think just three years he was a relative unknown.

  • KMc | October 14, 2013 6:52 PM

    3 years ago he was in Inception, over 3 years ago actually, remember that one?

  • David Bowie's Dentist's Mom | October 14, 2013 6:36 PMReply

    JGL all the way. If Marvel hire Paul Rudd, audiences will mistake this for another Seth Rogen-esque bad superhero comedy (= The Green Hornet).

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