It’s been reported by various news outlets before, but Paul Rudd’s casting has not been officially confirmed by Marvel, until now when an official press release from Edgar Wright finally identifies Rudd as the man for the job, while also praising the actor’s ability to bring “several dimensions” to the role.
“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 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.”