Paul Rudd & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Reported As Ant-Man Front Runners

One could end up as Hank Pym

Paul Rudd & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Reported As Ant-Man Front Runners

We’ve had years of anticipation for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, and in all that time, many possible names have been raised as candidates for the lead role (including, recently, this wag). With the film gearing up to start shooting, the finishing line for rumours is in sight and Variety reports that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are top of the list as contenders.

There has been no official announcement yet, and the trade mag is just working from sources, but it would appear that, barring one other unnamed possibility being thrown into the ring, it’ll come down to a decision for Wright and Team Marvel between Rudd and Gordon-Levitt. Both seem like fair shouts for the role, able to portray the cockiness and smarts that Henry “Hank” Pym brings to the superhero world.

The character, who through use of technology can shrink to insect size or grow to be a giant when the moment calls for it, is set to hit screens in July 2015, finally landing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If these are indeed the names at the top of his shortlist, it definitely appears Wright is going for funny and charming.

With the script co-written by Joe Cornish, Wright’s in the midst of pre-production right now. While we await the final choice, tell us who you think should play the role? Rudd? JGL? Or someone else?[[Poll1080]]