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Marvel's Found Their Little Guy: Paul Rudd Will Play 'Ant-Man'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2013 8:46 PM
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Paul Rudd
"Oh, that's all rumor, man. There's nothing I know, sorry," Paul Rudd said last week about his rumored participation in Marvel's "Ant-Man." Fibs? Couldn't speak to it yet? Well, the "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" actor is apparently now in early talks to play the lead character, presumably Hank Pym (the comics has two different Ant-Men who wore the bit-sized mantle).

Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2013 9:39 AM
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Iron Man 3, Iron Patriot, Don Cheadle
It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Rudd has confirmed that the rumor was about as legitimate as Brian Fantana's account of first love.

Interview: Kevin Feige On 'Thor: The Dark World,' Firing Carter Burwell & Reclaiming 'X-Men' & 'Spider-Man'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 30, 2013 4:11 PM
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Kevin Feige has made a pretty good case for being the most successful Hollywood producer of recent years. The 40-year-old President of Production at Marvel Studios started barely a decade ago, graduating from being Lauren Shuler Donner's assistant to associate producer on the first "X-Men" movie — the film that launched the 21st century wave of comic book film — and since then, has had some kind of role or credit on every Marvel-derived project.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Denies 'Ant-Man' Chatter, Says Rumors That He's Passed Any Tests Are "Lies"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 11:27 AM
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd for ‘Ant-Man’
So last night the Marvel rumor mill coughed up word that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were the "front-runners" to land the lead role in Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man." Well now, less than 24 hours later, the first swift denial has arrived, keeping the perpetual motion machine of Marvel talk going.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 6:28 PM
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd for ‘Ant-Man’
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.

First Official Pic From 'Ant-Man' Plus 10 New Photos From 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 5:40 PM
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So it goes in Marvel-land, just as one movie gets ready to head into theaters, another starts rolling in front of cameras, and today brings one of each which will surely get comic fans excited.

Further 'Lone Ranger' Fallout: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Delayed Beyond Summer of 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 6:22 PM
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When the news broke yesterday that "Ant-Man," Disney and Marvel's adaptation of the superhero second-stringer directed by unproven mainstream quantity Edgar Wright, would move from a relatively pressure-free early November release date to the prime time summer slalom of 2015, we wondered if some other Disney project might be moving out of that same crowded field. After all, the studio has "Star Wars: Episode VII" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" due out the same summer, plus another installment in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Well, the other shoe had to drop and today it was announced that 'Pirates 5' is being delayed.

Disney Moves 'Ant-Man' Up To The Insane Clusterf*ck Summer Of 2015

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 9:05 AM
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The summer of 2015 is already a crowded one: in addition to "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the seventh "Star Wars" movie, there's the as-yet-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel that pits the Man of Tomorrow against the Dark Knight, not to mention "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," a new "Terminator," and "Jurassic Park IV." In short: it's going to be a fucking bloodbath. And there's been a new combatant added to the gladiatorial arena that is the summer of 2015: Disney and Marvel's "Ant-Man," originally slated for a Thanksgiving release, will now shrink down to incredibly miniature size on July 31st, 2015.

Interview: Edgar Wright Talks 'The World's End,' Completing The Cornetto Trilogy, 'Ant-Man' & Much More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 21, 2013 1:44 PM
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All good things must come to an end, and this weekend, the "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy" finally melts with the debut of apocalyptic robo-comedy "The World's End." Beginning with 2004's romantic zombie comedy "Shaun of the Dead" and continuing with 2007's buddy comedy send-up "Hot Fuzz," the loose trilogy and the films within are wild, visually stunning homages to very specific genres, all of them directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. (Pegg also co-wrote all three.) Wright, Pegg and Frost all return for "The World's End," which dramatizes what happens when several childhood friends return to their hometown to find things are different. Like really different (minor plot spoilers ahead).

No Loki For 'Avengers 2,' Joss Whedon Teases More Details, While Edgar Wright Says Ultron Was Never Part Of 'Ant-Man'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 5, 2013 5:46 PM
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You know you're dealing with the obsessive, knotty world of comic book movies when merely announcing the title of a movie can send a legion of dedicated super-fans into a speculative frenzy. This was the case when Marvel unveiled the subtitle for their highly anticipated sequel to last year's "The Avengers," titled "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." (For those without a basement full of long boxes, Ultron was a robot menace that turned out to be one of the team's deadliest foes.) While the movie isn't going to be released until the summer of 2015, details have started to emerge about what to expect from the sequel, with handsome dandy Tom Hiddleston confirming that his fanciful Loki will not be the villain for a second (third, if you count "Thor") time, Edgar Wright clarifying the film's connection to his own "Ant-Man" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer/director Joss Whedon offering further tidbits (including stuff about Thanos and The Vision).

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