Are Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones Close to Signing on for ‘Ant-Man’?

A new rumor suggests that they are our Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. Edgar Wright is directing the Marvel Phase Three adventure.
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Are Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones Close to Signing on for ‘Ant-Man’?

Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones might reunite for Ant-ManLast week, two separate rumors surfaced revealing that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are in contention to play Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man. While no deals have been signed quite yet, a second report now claims that both actors are very close to signing on, and that it might actually be a "done deal" already.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is also being considered to play Hank Pym. The actor confirmed he was in discussions last week, but he wouldn't say that he had the role or not. Rashida Jones has been the only name mentioned so far for the Janet Van Dyne role, although it was revealed that her character will not turn into The Wasp. However, she will be Hank Pym's love interest and play a major supporting role.

Edgar Wright is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, based on the Marvel comic books. No story details have been confirmed at this time.

Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones both shared the screen together in I Love You, Man and Our Idiot Brother.

Ant-Man was released July 17th, 2015.

Sources:Schmoes Know

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @2movieguys She's only been in about 17 or 18 movies. Many of which are not that well known. That might be why you don't know who she is.

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    • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

      Who is Rashida Jones ?!?!?

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      • dbzfan91 • 2 years ago

        Paul Rudd would be cool. I've only ever known him for his comedy parts so I'd like to see him in in something like this. As for Rashida Jones YES! I love her.

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        • CoreyB • 2 years ago

          Two talented individuals and would be a great choice. Rudd is fantastic in almost all his work. Cant wait for official announcement. 2015 is going to be insane.

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          • instead8909 • 2 years ago

            Rudd all the way as of Joseph I can only see him as an older Spiderman, DeadPool or Cyclops.

            There really isn't a lot of Superheroes in Marvel the majority of them are mutants.

            I would love to see a Alpha Flight film.

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            • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

              YESSSSS.

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              • ed-wood • 2 years ago

                I like the idea of Jones, that's a good choice. Its just hard to picture Rudd...I don't know.

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                • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

                  If he gets chosen, it's going to make it a very interesting film.

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                  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                    @aryaza I agree. That would be a better way for casting to go, if Joseph Gordon Levitt gets cast as Marvel character.

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                    • aryaza • 2 years ago

                      I'd much rather see Paul Rudd play ant man then Joseph Gordon Levitt. JGL will be much better as another character or superhero

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                      • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                        I'm so glad I detest cbm's, otherwise this might just ruin my day.

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                        • shuabert • 2 years ago

                          Make this happen now.

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                            Meh.

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                            • skywise • 2 years ago

                              I am warming to the idea as Ruud as Pym and Jones is sort of perfect for Wasp.

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                              • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                                It may be safe to say Marvel/Disney(more so Disney) is losing control over everything. Of course we can better judge that once Thor 2 is released as well as Captain America 2.

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                                • adamsandlerfggot69 • 2 years ago

                                  @cheetoboy What if Rudd plays Hank Pym and JGL plays Lang? Although I have no idea if that'd work well on film...

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                                  • cheetoboy • 2 years ago

                                    I like Rudd, but I still prefer Joseph over him to play the character

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                                    • gandoff • 2 years ago

                                      I just can't see Rudd as Antman... He was in Halloween Curse of Michael Myers. So he can. Just can't see it..

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