Rumours of Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt meeting Marvel chiefs regarding the lead of Biophysicist Hank Pym in ANT-MAN, as well as the later reports of Rashida Jones as Janet Van Dyne (aka The Wasp), look to be more than just guess work. While JGL was quick to brush it off as speculation, we’re now hearing Rudd has won the battle and is mulling over an offer from the studio to lead the film directed by the Cornetto trilogy’s brilliant Brit, Edgar Wright.
Jones too, who’s previously worked with Rudd on the hilarious comedy I LOVE YOU, MAN, has also been offered the female lead as Pym’s sexy sidekick. A character who is expected in later instalments to make the jump as her own costumed superhero. With shooting due to commence soon and Wright currently in pre-production, expect an official announcement in the coming days.
Good casting? We think so… but how about you guys?
Source: Schmoes Know