Having been in development since 2006, Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man is finally gearing up to go into production this May, with Marvel securing Paul Rudd (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) and Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) as two incarnations of the miniature hero in Scott Lang and Hank Pym, and Rudd has shared a few thoughts about the long-awaited superhero movie, which is due to kick off Marvel’s Phase Three in July 2015.
“Well, It’s all just kind of starting, so it’s really cool,” Rudd told Flicks and the City (via CBM) during the premiere of his latest film They Came Together. “I’m very excited about it. I’ve read some comics and seen some [Marvel] movies and I knew Edgar Wright for many years. The whole thing that it’s actually happened, that I got the part, is still kind of surreal. It’s still sinking in over these last several months.”
Rudd then went on to comment on the casting of Michael Douglas, stating that “it’s a thrill, he’s amazing” before swerving a question about whether he’s excited to reunite with his I Love You, Man co-star Rashida Jones, who’s been heavily linked to the female lead: “I follow what comes out online and even then I don’t quite follow. I let those powers at be announce what they want to announce when they announce it. A lot of that stuff you hear is not true.”
So – might that be “not true” like the whole Paul Rudd / Ant-Man casting he said was “all rumour”?