Marvel’s Ant-Man wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are up for Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man

Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd… somewhere, doing something. Who knows?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are in the final running to play Ant-Man in Edgar Wright’s upcoming Marvel movie.

Variety reports that Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are “the main contenders for the role,” although there is a chance that an unnamed third actor could grab the part.

Gordon-Levitt has been linked with every comic-book role under the sun since The Dark Knight Rises, while this would be Rudd’s first foray into comic-book movies. Both actors have proved that they can balance drama and comedy, which should be key for Wright and Joe Cornish’s script.

Ant-Man will be released on 31 July 2015. You can pre-order the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy on Blu-ray for £21.67 at Amazon.co.uk.