We’ve confirmed with good sources that Clifton Collins Jr. is not in talks or cast in Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 15, 2014
Original Story: Following yesterday's news that Michael Pena is in talks for an unspecified role in Marvel's Ant-Man, today we have word that Clifton Collins Jr. has already signed on for another unknown role.
The Hollywood Reporter mentioned Clifton Collins Jr.'s name, along with Javier Bardem, as actors Marvel was looking at for a "tough Latino" who will have a very physical role. While it seems Michael Pena may have that role locked up, it remains to be seen which character Clifton Collins Jr. will play.
Last night, This Is Infamous reported that Michael Pena is actually playing a villain named Castillo, who doesn't exist in the Marvel comic books, but is said to be a variation on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. This unconfirmed report also reveals that the story takes place in the early 1960s, where we're introduced to a younger Hank Pym, who is a spy fighting Communism, before shifting to the modern-day Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, which marks the beginning of Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) story arc. Castillo is one of the film's two villains, so it's possible that Clifton Collins Jr. is playing the second enemy.