Patrick Wilson in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

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Oddly enough, it’s Ant-Man that represents the longest-in-development project from Marvel Studios to date, and since the beginning, Edgar Wright has been set to write and direct. Over the years, beginning long before Iron Man even hit theaters in 2008, there have been casting rumors and fan wishlists for who should play the littlest Avenger who Wright says can “kick your ass one inch at a time.”

One Hollywood name that pops up frequently as a fan-suggested candidate for the part is of course, Patrick Wilson, who even earned a special mention on our own list of Ant-Man contenders. Paul Rudd has since officially landed the lead role of Scott Lang in Wright’s adaptation, with two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas signing on to play the other, older Ant-Man, Hank Pym. Wouldn’t it be interesting, if after all of that, Patrick Wilson still somehow plays Ant-Man as well?

Let’s backup a bit. First, The Wrap has word that Patrick Wilson is in talks with Marvel Studios for a part in Ant-Man, and while they don’t know if that role is on the hero or villain side, they claim Marvel is looking for another leading man of sorts for the project. That sounds right up the alley for Wilson who’s hit it big lately in the horror genre with The Conjuring and a pair of Insidious films, and who had an integral role in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen as the heroic Nite Owl.

While Wilson could feasibly be playing one of any number of unconfirmed villainous characters from Marvel Comics, not dissimilar from his role in The A-Team which we dug, he’d be a great fit to play Hank Pym, the scientist who actually creates the Ant-Man tech. Michael Douglas is playing Hank Pym though, you say? Well, he is, but only in the modern era, as the mentor of sorts to Rudd’s Lang who he passes the torch too, so to speak.

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Over a month ago we reported on a rumor which detailed flashback sequences to a young Hank Pym in the ’60s who served as an agent battling communism during the Cold War era. It’s here where we see not only the first Ant-Man in action, but meet one of the film’s antagonists who might be played by Michael Pena who we know has been offered a role, and is reportedly in negotiations.

That report came as no surprise since years ago, in 2006 to be precise, Edgar Wright had gone on record detailing key elements of his Ant-Man script which began with a prologue in the ’60s. Here’s what he told SHH’s Ed Douglas at the time:

Well, the thing is that what we want to do, the idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of “Tales to Astonish” mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang’s story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him. So it’s like an interesting thing, like the “Marvel Premiere” one that I read which is Scott Lang’s origin, it’s very brief like a lot of those origin comics are, and in a way, the details that are skipped through in the panels and the kind of thing we’d spend half an hour on.

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier featuring flashbacks to the WWII era and likely, the years between then and present to delve into the history of Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), we’d love to see more of that sort of exploration of the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With The Winter Soldier character actually serving as a Soviet assassin for most of his career, Marvel would be smart to have young Hank Pym encounter him in the ’60s while on a mission. That would help tie Ant-Man into the established universe and explain why the studio may have positioned Ant-Man’s release when they did, as the first chapter of Phase 3.

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Only Rudd and Douglas are officially cast thus far, with Michael Pena rumored for a key role alongside Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) who is reportedly in talks to to play Ant-Man’s leading lady – a role which requires the usual Marvel multi-pic contract (cue the rumors of a Wasp introduction).

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More: Ant-Man’s Cinematographer & Composer

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. I would love to see Patrick Wilson as a younger Hank Pym.

    • This is the guy I originally wanted for Pym if the movie was going to be mainly about him over Lang. Him being a younger version would be cool

    • A younger HP–that was what I was thinking as well.

  2. NiteOwl playing young Antman sounds cool, but making the story be about both Lang and Pym as well as young Pym sounds like too much to jam in one film, writing and editing would need to be top notch.

  3. I really enjoyed him in Watchmen as NightOwl. I think he’d be great no matter who he is cast as.

  4. He would be perfect for the opening flashback as Pym! Another great casting choice!

  5. Good choice.

  6. Im pretty sure it will be young Pym. I googled Michael Douglas pics for fun. They both have similar eyes and mouth.

    • yeah he has that chin thing..cleft or whatever its called ass chin thing

      • Love this comment.

  7. Right on the money. I hope this comes to fruition!

  8. Patrick Wilson as Hank Pym has actually piqued my interest for this movie. I hope they use him in future projects, as well.

  9. My prediction is that Hank Pym WILL have a hand in creating Ultron. I don’t know how but I think MARVEL will make it happen!

    • Will they? Because Fiege, Wright and Whedon all three have unambiguously issued official statements saying that he won’t.

  10. um.. Pena has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter

    • A trade confirmation isn’t a studio confirmation. The only OFFICIALLY signed talent is Rudd & Douglas.

  11. In the original comic books. Ant-Man doesn’t have a traditionally arch-villain.
    You know like Red Skull to Cap America or Doc Octopus to Spidey or *cough* Mandarin to IronMan.
    So who could Michael Pena character will be ?

  12. While I’m not ruling out the possibility of Wilson to play young Hank (which I think would be awesome, just because he looks the look), it’s also highly likely that he’s on board as the villain, especially considering it’s the one important role without an officially signed actor right now. He can pull a very convincing antagonist as evidenced in The A-Team (where he’s really annoying, despicable and mischievous). We also need to remember that there are 3 Ant-Men in the comics, so he can also become the final one, the SHIELD agent who went rogue one…

    No matter how the casting turns out though, this is a Marvel Studio movie… (and rumored to be part of ‘Age of Ultron connection’ along with Winter Soldier) so I’m going to watch it anyway. As for those of you saying you’re not interested or something like that, let’s just be honest to yourselves: you’re all gonna watch this eventually, if not on theaters (if only to prove you’re right about disliking/hating the whole concept), then you’re gonna do it anyway when the home video is released (to again, prove yourself, or just spend lazy spare times because you have nothing to do). I know that’s what I’ve done with many previously released superhero movies (Kick Ass, Wolverine, Man of Steel), and will do the same for some future ones (like Amazing Spider-man 2, X-Men DoFP, and others) that I’m not interested to see in the silver screen.

    • Really what rumors? Because the official statements from the studio, director and producers all say that Ant Man will not be connected to the MCU. They also say he will not be connected to the Avengers or Ultron neither the movie or the character in any way whatsoever. Sorry bout’ it guy.

      • @ScaryBottles…

        WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!…

        I’d like to know where you get your info because what you said said is WAY OFF BASE. IT HAS been confirmed that Ant-Man is the first film kicking off Phase 3 of the MCU.

        Ant-Man IS going to be directly connected to MCU…

        • Citations Please. I’m visiting from FARK.com and we take our citations very seriously. So yeah make with the proof otherwise all you’ve got is your fanboy feverdreams as far as I’m concerned.

          http://screenrant.com/avengers-2-age-of-ultron-origin-story-ant-man/

          Here you go, from this very site. I’ve shown you mine now you show me yours.

          • S. Bottles

            The Screenrant article and quote is clarifying that the movie version Ant-man, unlike the comics version, will not be the inventor of Ultron, nor will he (the movie version) be involved in the invention of Ultron. This isn’t the same thing as saying he won’t be part of the shared Universe.

            The comic reading audience would want to know this. That’s why it was stated and that’s why, I assume, Screenrant relayed the information.

            Is it possible you are over-interpreting the meaning?

            I don’t see where it says Ant-man won’t be involved in the MCU. In fact I assume he will be. I believe they have said the movie will kick-off Phase three of the MCU. Likewise they have said Guardians of the Galaxy is a “stand-alone” “one-off.” But we know that it will have several connections to the MCU already established. What they mean is that it CAN stand alone, and they aren’t yet planning sequels. But characters like Thanos and the Collector are in it, as well as relics seen in other movies.

          • Lets try posting this again. It appears my other didn’t come through.

            @ScaryBottles…

            Nothing in the site you posted states that Ant-man isn’t connected to the MCU. It only discusses Ant-man not being “in the mix” of Ultron’s origin/creation. There are ZERO statements that say Ant-Man isn’t part of the MCU.

            NEXT ON THE AGENDA…Check out these sites smart one.

            http://screenrant.com/edgar-wright-antman-avengers-rob-73704/

            This article (from 3 years ago) has a quote from Edgar Wright that specifically states Ant-man wont be in the next Avengers movie which is Age of Ultron and then since he may be drafted into another Avengers movie if there is one (which we know they ARE doing Avengers 3). This obviously implies Ant-Man IS a part of the MCU.

            http://screenrant.com/ant-man-rewrites-marvel-movie-universe/

            in this article, KEVIN FEIGE, specifically states that the Ant-Man script is going through re-writes to fit in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

            http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73231

            Kevin Feige confirms Ant-Man is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first movie of Phase 3.

            • Makes sense. I will do so next time. Thanks man for the help and response!

          • Testing…Testing…

          • Apparently, my complete comments aren’t coming through and posting. So…lets try this in chunks.

            @ScaryBottles… PART 1

            Nothing in the site you posted above states Ant-Man wont be in the MCU. The site talks about Ant-Man not being in the mix of Ultron’s creation or origin. You literally supplied zero evidence. You are twisting words.

          • @ScaryBottles … PART 2

            http://screenrant.com/edgar-wright-antman-avengers-rob-73704/

            This article (from 3 years ago) has a quote from Edgar Wright that specifically states Ant-man wont be in the next Avengers movie which is obviously Age of Ultron. However, he then says he may be drafted into another Avengers movie if there is one (we know they ARE doing Avengers 3). This obviously implies Ant-Man IS a part of the MCU and CAN become an Avenger.

          • @ScaryBottles…Part 3

            http://screenrant.com/ant-man-rewrites-marvel-movie-universe/

            in this article Kevin Feige SPECIFICALLY STATES that the Ant-Man script is going through re-writes to fit in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More proof that Ant-man is part of the MCU.

          • @ScaryBottles… Part 4

            http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JakeLester/news/?a=73231

            Kevin Feige directly and specifically confirms Ant-Man is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first movie of Phase 3.

          • @ScaryBottles…Part 5

            In regards to the following site that YOU YOURSEF POSTED BELOW

            http://www.slashfilm.com/edgar-wright-says-ant-man-is-more-of-a-standalone-than-connected-marvel-film/

            The direct words from Wright are…

            “I think it’s just doing its own thing in the accepted history but it’s still part of the other movies and always was. In the time I’ve been working on it other things have happened in the other movies that could be affected in this.”

            Did you miss the part where it says “…it’s still part of the other movies and always was…”

          • @ScaryBottles

            Lastly, you are

            A. trolling
            B. a child who can’t read and understand the words put in front of you
            C. completely misreading articles cause you are obviously missing key words and then twisting the text
            D. secretly doing a research paper on Ant-Man and have found the perfect way to get others to find your research for you.
            E. someone who should get fired from their job at FARK because of a lack of qualifications.

            Ball is in you

            • “Ball is in your court” is how I intended to end my post.

              #epic fail for me right there

        • If you’re looking for a citation about his lack of inclusion I have already posted one a few comments downthread.

        • As far as where my info comes from one citation is from this site and the other is from Marvel.com. Go on, tell me you know better than Marvel.com, go on do it. I want you to.

      • I don’t know about your sources, but I specifically recall reading from several different sources that Edgar Wright had met up with Marvel (was it Feige or Whedon, I don’t remember, sorry) to rework and twitch his original script so “it would fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe”. I’m sorry though that I don’t have links to show you at this very moment, but I could probably find the articles I’ve read that from.

  13. This is interesting. I’ve always put Patrick Wilson on my short list of men who could be cast as Hank Pym. He would make a very good Hank Pym.

    But I’m more inclined to think he’d be the villain. He’s too old to play a young mid-20s Hank Pym in the past, and sorry but I see no resemblance whatsoever between him and Michael Douglas.

    So unless Marvel has been rolling us all up in batter with Douglas being Pym and this whole 60s flashbacks and mentor-to-Lang thing (which I highly doubt…) I’d say we just have to wait to find out about the truth behind these rumors :)

  14. Oh, and not to be picky, Rob, but Hank Pym is not “the other” Ant-Man. Scott Lang is “the other” :P

    • Not in this film, Mary :)

      The titular hero joining the Avengers in the MCU is Lang.

      • Actually Rob, we don’t really know if Lang or Pym or both will be joining the Avengers. Scott Lang was never really a main avengers member anyway. I suspect Marvel have big future plans for both.

      • Fiege, Wright and Whedon have all officially stated that Ant Man, Pym or Lang will not be joining the Avengers period. I can’t blame the Ant fans out there for holding out hope as unrealistic as that may be but you work here dude you should know better.

        • @Scarybottles…

          Wrong…

          Cite your sources. Ant-Man is not joining Phase 2 but he is the first of Phase 3 leading up to Avengers 3 in Phase 3. HE WILL BE CONNECTED…

          • http://www.slashfilm.com/edgar-wright-says-ant-man-is-more-of-a-standalone-than-connected-marvel-film/

            I think you’re going to find when he says “more of a stand alone” he means “not connected at all but you fans are already at nerd rage eleventy and I’m sick of receiving envelopes stuffed with dead ants.” Time will tell and you could be right, but turnabout is fair play so now you can me show where anybody connected with the MCU says that he will. Anybody at all. Anyone. The janitor, a creepy intern, the guy from the sandwich cart down the street, anybody. At all. Ever…..I’ll wait.

          • Still waiting……

            Protip if its taken you this long to find a citation there probably isn’t one and if there is it’s gonna be found somewhere in tinfoil hat territory and effectively meaningless.

            • He says, “I think it’s just doing its own thing in the accepted history but it’s still part of the other movies and always was.”

              He is clearly saying that it IS connected.

              He is saying that the movie CAN be seen by itself, without any background needed from the other movies (so you can take your grandma who’s never seen a Marvel movie). That’s what any good movie should do. He even says that they’ve had to pay attention to what has happened in the other movies since the initial planning because they don’t want to contradict anything.

              It really couldn’t be any clearer. You are being kind of bullish about this. Are you trying to stir up a fight, or are you being sincere?

              • Did he actually say the words “its connected” if not then its your opinion. Same as mine, an opinion period. You can argue semantics all you want it doesn’t mean anything. The reality is the movie you guys want won’t do as well critically or financially. Thats my opinion. Do you not appreciate that no matter how sure you are until it’s officially confirmed, which it hasn’t been by anyone its just opinion and rumor. Like I said to the previous poster I super double dog dare you to post a link quoting anyone officially associated with the MCU that says it is. Like Unless you know something Marvel.com doesn’t then its just your opinion.

                I’m new around here are dissenters always treated like they just spit in your mother’s mouth? Because some of you guys are getting inordinately bent out of shape over my opinion.

                • http://screenrant.com/edgar-wright-ant-man-interview-marvel-movie/

                  I would like to point out especially the second paragraph of the article, and the first black box of citation from Edgar Wright himself… there you go, friend!

                • @ScaryBottles…

                  You say that you are new around here? Advice- Don’t go into a new place and bully your way around by picking fights, and claiming to know all about a topic and not expect pushback from people who are “well versed” in the topic at hand.

                  Let’s take a look at clips of your comments that is leading us to intervene and interact with you the way we are.

                  “…the official statements from the studio, director and producers all say that Ant Man will not be connected to the MCU…”

                  “Citations Please. I’m visiting from FARK.com and we take our citations very seriously. So yeah make with the proof otherwise all you’ve got is your fanboy feverdreams as far as I’m concerned.”

                  “I’ve shown you mine now you show me yours.”

                  “Go on, tell me you know better than Marvel.com, go on do it. I want you to.”

                  “…I can’t blame the Ant fans out there for holding out hope as unrealistic as that may be but you work here dude you should know better.”

                  “…now you can me show where anybody connected with the MCU says that he will (be connected to Avengers and MCU). Anybody at all. Anyone. The janitor, a creepy intern, the guy from the sandwich cart down the street, anybody. At all. Ever…..I’ll wait.”

                  “Still waiting…… Protip if its taken you this long to find a citation there probably isn’t one and if there is it’s gonna be found somewhere in tinfoil hat territory and effectively meaningless.”

                  “I super double dog dare you to post a link quoting anyone officially associated with the MCU that says it is. Like Unless you know something Marvel.com doesn’t then its just your opinion.”

                  “You Ant fans are something else.”

                  “First of all no condescendion but its Infinity Gauntlet not Gauntleter.” (IRONIC cause of your spelling… AND ALSO IRONIC because of the following statement from YOU…)

                  “You don’t like his spelling fine…I don’t think you have a leg to stand on here which would explain why you attacked his spelling not his post.” LOL IRONIC

                  I think we all get it that you are trolling or are not seeing things clearly

              • Okay I went back and reread fair dues but I don’t think he means it the way you’re interpreting it. I took that statement to mean maybe its not the favorite but I’m not running whip over the idiot child. I.E.- Marvel isn’t giving me a shoestring budget or force me to cast Miley Cyrus as Jan or something equally retarded even if the film isn’t really a priority for them. It can read either way and thats my point. You guys seem to think your love the character gives some special insight as to whats best and screw anyone else. Then you freak out when you’re disappointed. Until the they cue up the first reel don’t take anything for granted. If that seems unreasonable to you then I’m not the one being bullish.

                When they replaced Ed Norton I swore up and down I would never see the Failvengers on principle alone but you know what? I still love Ed’s version but when I finally broke down and watched Avengers I loved Ruffalo. Not as much as Norton but well enough that I realized I had been acting like a butthurt crybaby over nothing. Do me a solid and find my post in this thread where I’m pleading the case as to why Inow want to see Ant Man despite being completely uninterested previously. Maybe you’ll understand better.

                • It has nothing to do at this point with the character being a favorite or not. It’s simply about stubborness and obviously skipping over a few things. Have you read the article in the link I just posted? Okay, I’ll copy/paste something for you, straight from the mouth of Edgar Wright:

                  “It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”

                  Again: —> “IT’S PART OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE.” Seriously, there’s nothing there up for interpretation.

                  Also, since perhaps that wasn’t clear, from the mouth of Kevin Feige himself: “…that Ant-Man will kick-off Phase III of the MCU, building on the events of the upcoming Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers sequels” Buidling on. BUILDING ON. Again, seems pretty clear to me.

                  That’s probably all I have to say about all this, since obviously EVERYBODY but you understand the facts the same way. I suggest re-reading them with a more open mind.

                  • I’m totally on your side here Mary Jay but technically, in the site you gave, Kevin Feige didn’t say,“…that Ant-Man will kick-off Phase III of the MCU, building on the events of the upcoming Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers sequels”

                    That was the words of Screen Rants Sandy Schafer. (Sorry Sandy if I mis-spelled your name)

                    Either way, ScaryBottles is clearly a troll or clearly being ignorant. You and I (and others) have given multiple primary source quotes from Marvel’s stakeholders to prove our point.

                    • You’re totally right, I stand corrected :) I should have said that it was the author of the article’s interpretation of Feige’s words. But as you said, there has been multiple citations from Feige, Whedon and Wright linked here to prove our point :)

  15. evangeline lilly looks like a fairy holy crap she would be a perfect wasp

  16. This is a nice choice. Ive always liked Patrick Wilson.

  17. Yo, what if the Time Gem is somehow involved with this movie. I bet Hank Pym dies in this movie and then The Avengers are like “s*** we need Hank Pym back so he can do science and stuff, lets take this Time gem that we found and bring Hank Pym back.” except when they bring Hank Pym to their time period they bring the Hank Pym from the 60′s played by Patrick Wilson. Avengers 3 will have both Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, and Giant-man/Goliath/Yellow Jacket played by Patrick Wilson. Boom. Start your speculation.

    • Why would the Avengers be s@&t! we have to save a guy we never met and don’t need? Ever? They already have two scientists, three if you count Selvig. You Ant fans are something else. Do you see us Adam Warlock fans humping the furniture because he got cut from Guardians? No you don’t, he was a founding member just like Pym and he is the primary antagonist in two of the three Infinity Gauntlet sagas. They are so giving his arc to Dr. Strange I’m calling it right now but am I trying to find Feige’s home phone number so I can harass him about it? Am I starting ridiculous online petitions? Am I melting down in every comment thread about Guardians? No. The truth is if they threw Warlock in there he would just come across as a cheap Dr. Manhattan knock off at this point and I get that. What about the Hulk? My favorite Marvel character. He is definitely not getting a solo film in the near future, I’m not going to be surprised if he never does but at the very least its not coming any time soon. Why? Not because there isn’t an audience, the second Hulk film didn’t make IM/Avgs kind of money but it made a modest profit even if Marvel didn’t see much of it. No its because they can’t find the right director for the project. Just be glad a B-lister like Ant Man is getting a movie at all because you could be in the same boat I’m in.

  18. I know is a longshot, but what if Pym finds one of the infinity gems, especifically the time gem, and makes himself younger? They would be introducing Antman while also continuing the infinity gauntler arc.

    • First of all no condescendion but its Infinity Gauntlet not Gauntleter. Anything is possible I guess but I personally am looking forward to Ant Man for the very reasons you guys seem to think it will suck. Lets be real here don’t you think Golden Age Ant Man is kind of a camp anachronism in today’s world? You guys may like Pym but there are a whole lot less of you guys kicking around than you Ant fans seem to think. He just seems a little cornball to most people I mean a guy who shrinks and talks to ants? Seriously? Do you not see how a thief turned hero doing what he has to do to save his estranged daughter is more interesting and relatable than the former? As far as not being connected yeah you could look at it as disrespect but when looked at from another angle doesn’t its lack of connection not give the creative team more freedom than other films in the MCU? I’m not sure if you’re aware of it but nearly all plot points for the MCU have to get past Whedon to make it doesn’t contradict Avenger’s continuity. Being disconnected means this will be all Wright, a proven comedy/action film maker. He can make whatever kind of film he wants without interference or being beholden to the unified continuity after that it all comes down to if you trust Wright or not. Not for nothin’ but hasn’t the guy been pulling for this movie for what like 15 years? That is a man with a vision he believes in if there ever was one. So tell me do you guys really have it so bad?

      • 1. It’s condescension not “condescendion” Ironic that you correct someone else in your first statement and yet you can’t get your own words right. Go ahead and get even more pretentious and correct my grammar. I don’t care. I was doing so just to prove a point.

        2. Secondly, as posted in above threads, Ant-Man’s script is going through re-writes to fit the overall MCU. So saying things like, “Being disconnected means…He can make whatever kind of film he wants without interference or being beholden to the unified continuity…” is pointless as Ant-man WILL be a part of MCU.

  19. You know, I re-read the original press release from Marvel and other interviews regarding the casting of Paul Rudd and nowhere has he or Marvel specified whether he was playing Pym or Lang. Maybe Rudd is playing young Pym and Wilson’s up for the role of Lang? Maybe not? I’m just saying I think assumptions may have been made because I haven’t seen a direct claim of Rudd playing Pym (but obviously I may have missed something).

  20. Really loving this rumor!!! Loved him as Night Owl and was begging for more (also liked him in Insidious). He has that perfect blend of sophisticated science guy coupled with a physical side which looks convincing as a crime fighter. Even though Night Owl was like a poor man’s Batman he made very special to watch. Please use this guy for younger Hank Pym.

    • +1

  21. I want him to be Flash for DC nooooooo.

  22. Finally, Patrick Wilson gets into the Marvel Universe. I feel he is one of the most underrated actors. His portrayal of Nite Owl in Watchmen was awesome. Its a shame if he is only going to play the younger version of Hank Pym. A meatier role, be it of a villain, is so needed for this guy in the Marvel universe. Well this is a start. If Paul Rudd doesn’t click and Patrick Wilson does, then who knows, Marvel may go back in time with the prequels to Ant-Man.

    Now, if we can only see Jefferey Dean Morgan (who played Comedian) to get back in shape and pluck out a superhero role from thin air, that would great. In my opinion Jefferey Dean could have done quite some justice to playing the older Batman in the forthcoming DC movie, but that’s just me.

  23. Conceivably Michael Douglas could be an older Giant Man or Yellow Jacket. Likewise there could be an older Janet Pym. Not something I would have wanted or expected but it could be another brilliant move on Marvel’s part. There are plenty of very talented older actresses, and this would expand the possibilities of the type of person who can be a superhero. And there is still the possibility of stories of the younger versions in the 60′s.

  24. Now all us Pym lovers can hope for is, Lang kills off old Pym to get the suit then he dies himself horribly and then someone like Kang (or maybe Dr. Strange) pulls the young Pym through time to present day……….yeah, “simple”. ><

    • Can I tell you how refreshing it is to see someone around here with a sense of humor.

  25. Haha, so Wilson played a character who gets passed a superhero name in “Watchmen” then could possibly play a character who passes a superhero name?

  26. Really? No love for what Wilson wrote on the chalkboard? C’MON

    • Well, it IS only photoshoped speculation at this point ;) Although I’ll admit to it being funny in itself! Of course, Wilson’s character may end up having nothing to do with ants… ;) Or all to do with, in which case the person who did that pic was very inspired indeed!