Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Steve Carell Replacing Bruce Willis In Woody Allen's Latest
He's joining the ensemble comedy drama
Bryce Dallas Howard Heads For Gold
She'll star with Matthew McConaughey
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Ant-Man (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Ant-Man (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Good Lie (2015)
Empire Star Rating
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Empire Star Rating
They Came Together (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Matt Gerald Added To Ant-Man
As one of the baddies

06 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Matt-Gerald-Added-To-Ant-Man

Despite a quick trip back to the UK to accept an Empire award, Edgar Wright is still on espresso-fuelled schedule to make Ant-Man, his take on the often insect-sized Marvel superhero. Casting confirmations and one or two rumours have floated in the last few months, but Deadline has it on good authority that Matt Gerald will be joining the other recruits.

Though many stories have described him as a near unknown, it’s not for want of trying in his career. He’s appeared in some hugely successful movies including Avatar, Escape Plan, Choke, Faster, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. While he’s often played tough police officers and soldiers, it seems the Marvel Cinematic Universe prefers him on the other side of the law. He was White Power Dave in the superb Iron Man 3 One-Shot follow-up All Hail The King (which appears on the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray), and now it appears he’ll be a villain up against Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in Wright’s film.

Of course, no one is yet saying exactly which baddie he’ll be playing, and whether he’ll be a big threat or someone more easily dispatched like Batroc The Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We may need to slip truth serum in Edgar’s coffee to find the truth.

With a script co-written by Joe Cornish and a cast that also already includes Patrick Wilson, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and a less-than-confirmed Evangeline Lily, Ant-Man will shoot in Atlanta and arrive in our cinemas on July 17 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ray Winstone On For Point Break Remake
He's the new Gary Busey!
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)