Marvel’s Ant-Man casts secret pivotal role

The cast of Ant-Man gets bigger but who is the star of Weeds playing?

Martin Donovan in Collaborator
Martin Donovan in Collaborator

Marvel’s Ant-Man has added another name to its cast, joining Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale.

THR reports that veteran character actor Martin Donovan (Weeds, Sabotage, Homeland, Hannibal, Masters Of Horror, countless Hal Hartley films) has joined Peyton Reed’s movie in a “pivotal” role that’s being kept secret.

Could Donovan be replacing Patrick Wilson? The Insidious star dropped out due to scheduling conflicts after Edgar Wright left the film and things got a little uncertain; but we do know that Adam McKay and Reed’s new draft of the script led to some story changes, so there’s a good chance this is a new character altogether.

While Hartley fans will tell you that Donovan’s a dab hand at playing troubled loners (Matthew Slaughter in Trust, Thomas Ludens in Amateur, Jesus Christ in The Book Of Life), he’s frequently been cast as villains or bureaucrats in recent years, and we feel pretty confident that he won’t be a character making Scott Lang’s life any easier.

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