Nearly five years after playing Nite Owl in Watchmen, Patrick Wilson is returning to the superhero genre, landing the last major role in Marvel's Ant-Man. The actor is currently in negotiations to star in this Phase Three adventure, although it isn't known which character he is portraying.

Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd are starring as Hank Pym and Scott Lang. No story details have been announced, but an unconfirmed report from last month revealed the plot starts in the 1960s, where Hank Pym is working as a spy fighting Communism for the government. The story then shifts to the present day, where we are introduced to Michael Douglas as an older Hank Pym, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who, in the comics, took up the Ant-Man mantle after Pym. That report also revealed that Michael Pena is playing a villain named Castillo.

We also reported earlier this month that Evangeline Lilly is in talks to play the female lead, who is rumored to be Hank Pym's daughter and the love interest of Scott Lang. While Pym didn't have a daughter in the comics, it's possible that Marvel is either tweaking an existing character, possibly Jessica Jones, who dated Scott Lang in the comic books, or that this is a completely new role crafted for this story.

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Edgar Wright is directing from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. Kevin Feige is producing, with shooting scheduled to begin in April.

Patrick Wilson most recently starred in The Conjuring and Insidious Chapter 2, and he will next be seen in Stretch.