Variety is reporting that Marvel is having a tough time choosing between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd for the role of Ant-Man. No offense to Paul Rudd fans out there, but is this even a choice? It's true that Ant-Man is not your typical stoic superhero, like Superman or Spiderman. Ant-Man is more comedic and his powers are somewhat comical. Ant-Man wears a helmet to control--you guessed it-- ANTS, and he can shrink himself down to the size of an insect. He doesn't have super strength, speed, or intelligence. So considering Ant-Man's attributes, Rudd isn't far off base, as Rudd is a comedic actor. But despite Ant-Man's obvious humor, I hope that an 'Ant-Man' film is more like 'Iron Man' and less like 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.' Which is why I hope they cast JGL as super scientist Hank Pym. Rudd has comedic flair, but Gordon-Levitt is more well-rounded. Lest we forget, JGL is also in great physical shape, which is a requirement for a superhero...even 'Ant-Man.'
'Ant-Man' will be directed by 'Shaun of the Dead' director, Edgar Wright and is expected to be released July 31, 2015.
Marvel's decision to fully utilize its catalog of superheroes makes this DC Comics fan beg the question again. DC Comics-- WHEN WE WILL GET A 'WONDER WOMAN' FILM?