The film’s director, Edgar Wright, is the man behind this surprising casting decision and the one who approached Marvel Studios with the genius idea. Paul Rudd is best known for his boyish charm and funny guy roles in comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, I Love You, Man, and of course, the highly anticipated sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues that opens on Christmas Day.
Paul Rudd playing a superhero might seem like a stretch to many, but Marvel is convinced that he’s just the dorky guy they’ve been looking for. Ant-Man is the alter ego of biochemist Dr. Henry Pym. His superpowers include the ability to shrink and grow in size, and he sports fashionable headgear that also helps him communicate with insects. Not exactly enough to have a Bruce Wayne effect on the ladies, but if there’s one man for the job, it’s Paul Rudd. No longer will Ant-Man be overshadowed by his flashy, fellow Avengers like Thor and Iron Man. Rumor has it that he’s already hitting the gym, getting ready to take Ant-Man from zero to sexy before production begins next year. The film is scheduled for a July 31, 2015 release. Think of how many six packs Paul Rudd will have by then.
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