Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

Published: December 20, 2013, 11:57 am, by Bill Radford

Paul Rudd, long rumored to be a favorite as the title character in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” has been confirmed for the role. The movie, directed by Edgar Wright, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 31, 2015.

From a statement on Marvel.com: “When 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,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “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.”

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