Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron may be the talk of the town right now, but there’s another Marvel film starting to get its own share of the buzz. Like this fall’s space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, director Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man is gearing up to show us a whole new world of superheroes.
Yet what we know about Ant-Man seems to be just as little as the titular character’s size. So far, it’s been established that Paul Rudd will play the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man, while Michael Douglas will play the character’s older iteration, Hank Pym. Meanwhile, Patrick Wilson has all but confirmed he’s along for an “important” role, though we can only guess as to which one, and Michael Pena is apparently still in talks to join since first being announced back in January.
Now there appears to be one more name being thrown into the mix. According to The Wrap, Corey Stoll is currently circling an undisclosed role in the film. Stoll first caught viewers’ attention as Ernest Hemingway in Midnight In Paris before getting rave reviews for the first season of House of Cards. He recently co-starred in Non-Stop opposite Liam Neeson and will next head back to television in FX’s new vampire series The Strain.
The Wrap‘s Jeff Sneider has also confirmed that Lost alumna Evangeline Lilly recently closed her deal to star in Ant-Man, though again there’s no word on who she’ll be playing. As the only female to be cast so far, according to reports, it’s increasingly likely that Lilly will star as the female romantic lead – possibly Janet van Dyne.
In the comics, Janet van Dyne was married to Hank Pym and fought crime alongside him as ‘The Wasp’. However, in this version, seeing as Douglas and Lilly have a large age difference and the Pym character has been described as a father, it’s possible she’ll be playing his daughter and Lang’s love interest. At this point, we can only guess.
With production set to start in April, it’s a little alarming that there are still so many roles yet to be nailed down or announced. Either the story is being kept tightly under wraps for some reason or they’re waiting to release details when they begin filming. At this rate, we may even have to wait for the first set photo leaks to know anything substantial.
Ant-Man will open in theaters on July 17, 2015.
Source: The Wrap