Who Will Be Marvel’s Ant-Man? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd Are Frontrunners


Oh yes, Ant-Man is really happening, and there’s finally some casting news. According to Variety, Marvel has narrowed casting of the lead role, Henry Pym, down to two frontrunner candidates: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd.

It’s pretty clear based on these two actors what the general type of Ant-Man they’re going for is. Not too muscly or overpowering, likely quick-witted and probably adorable.

In the comics, Ant-Man is a brilliant scientist, whose superpower (the ability to change size) comes from his own invention, so we may get a wacky scientist vibe from JGL or Rudd, whoever wins out.

Who are you rooting for?

  • QED42

    Neither of these really strike me as a Hank Pym, I would have thought they were better options for an Eric O’Grady Ant-Man. I don’t know what direction the script is taking though I would guess a more comedic tone if they are considering Rudd but I would cast Tom Hardy because frankly he can play anything. What franchise doesn’t need more Tom Hardy?