It’s official: Ant-Man will be played by Paul Rudd. It’s another interesting choice from Marvel, as the actor is known primarily for comedy, starring in Knocked Up, I Love You Man, and the recently released Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Marvel president Kevin Feige defends the decision to cast him as the pint-sized but mighty superhero Ant-Man: “When [Ant-Man director] Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star,” he says.
“We knew early on that we had found the right person in Paul. When he not only agreed to do it but became as enthusiastic as any actor we’d ever met with about doing the work, we knew we’d found the right guy. We couldn’t be more excited for our audiences to see what he’s going to do to bring Ant-Man to life.”