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(Deadline)   Paul Rudd, best known for is heroic roles in Anchorman, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Clueless, and I Love You, Man will portray Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's adaptation of the Marvel comics character   (deadline.com) divider line 47
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2013-12-19 08:23:40 AM  
I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife
 
2013-12-19 08:43:10 AM  
When asked about how he got the role, Janet said "Beats me?"
 
2013-12-19 08:56:53 AM  
Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.
 
2013-12-19 08:58:45 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife


Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting, now verbal abuse...i dont doubt that.
 
2013-12-19 09:03:16 AM  
And yet Pym won't be behind the creation of Ultron. I'm not that thrilled with that, but I can live with it.
 
2013-12-19 09:03:27 AM  
Paul Rudd is one those names that would remove a movie from consideration for me. I can't stand that douche character he always plays.
 
2013-12-19 09:04:47 AM  
Funny, just watched him a pretty good movie from this year, Prince Avalanche.  Sadly, a less insane mustache than in Anchorman.

www.indiewire.com
 
2013-12-19 09:15:23 AM  
He'll be fine. I was hoping for Simon Pegg, but he's starting to look a little too haggard.
 
2013-12-19 09:17:06 AM  
And without Hank Pym creating Ultron, you don't get Vision, Alkema,Jocasta,  Antigone, or  VIctor Mancha of the Runaways. And without the Vision, you don't get his connection to Scarlet Witch and through them Wicca and Speed of the Young Avengers.

And without Hank Pym's Skrull hooking up with Tigra, you don't get William.
 
2013-12-19 09:20:34 AM  

texdent: And without Hank Pym creating Ultron, you don't get Vision, Alkema,Jocasta,  Antigone, or  VIctor Mancha of the Runaways. And without the Vision, you don't get his connection to Scarlet Witch and through them Wicca and Speed of the Young Avengers.

And without Hank Pym's Skrull hooking up with Tigra, you don't get William.


You'll get over it.

/Comics continuity isn't movie continuity.
 
2013-12-19 09:22:36 AM  
I know, unless Coulson turns out to be Vision and the cellist(sp?) he was dating turns out to be the Scarlet Witch.
 
2013-12-19 09:38:11 AM  

Vertdang: Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.


Nope, I'm positive (with absolutely zero objective evidence) that he won't be playing Hank Pym, even if he's in the role of Ant-Man.

eagles95:
IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife

Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting...


And that's why. In fact, I bet we won't ever see Pym on screen as a hero or main character. Because this is the first and biggest thing he's known for. One storyline where he goes nuts from zipping bigger and smaller, and hits his wife (among a bunch of other evil acts). Disney can't sell action figures of a character with that kind of baggage. (Even though Warner can sell Joker toys right beside Oracle-in-a-wheelchair figures).

Rudd is a much better fit as shady Scott Lang or outright skeeze Eric O'Grady than as plain ol' Pym, voted World's Most Boring Biophysicist by his fellow biophysicists. Not the most exciting bunch to begin with. So it'll be one of the other Ant-Men, and I guess he'll be stealing the Ant-Man suit from Pym. If Marvel is smart they'll keep Pym around as the origin of a lot of developments and then he'll take off; the Stanley Tucci or Yinsen role.
 
2013-12-19 09:45:40 AM  

texdent: And without Hank Pym creating Ultron, you don't get Vision, Alkema,Jocasta,  Antigone, or  VIctor Mancha of the Runaways. And without the Vision, you don't get his connection to Scarlet Witch and through them Wicca and Speed of the Young Avengers.

And without Hank Pym's Skrull hooking up with Tigra, you don't get William.


Good. I can't stand any of those characters except for Vision and Vision can get made no matter who is responsible for creating Ultron.
 
2013-12-19 10:07:00 AM  

texdent: And without Hank Pym creating Ultron, you don't get Vision, Alkema,Jocasta,  Antigone, or  VIctor Mancha of the Runaways. And without the Vision, you don't get his connection to Scarlet Witch and through them Wicca and Speed of the Young Avengers.

And without Hank Pym's Skrull hooking up with Tigra, you don't get William.


We can only hope.
 
2013-12-19 10:12:23 AM  
Subby - you forgot "punchable face" in your headline.
 
2013-12-19 10:17:44 AM  

bill4935: Vertdang: Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.

Nope, I'm positive (with absolutely zero objective evidence) that he won't be playing Hank Pym, even if he's in the role of Ant-Man.

eagles95: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife

Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting...

And that's why. In fact, I bet we won't ever see Pym on screen as a hero or main character. Because this is the first and biggest thing he's known for. One storyline where he goes nuts from zipping bigger and smaller, and hits his wife (among a bunch of other evil acts). Disney can't sell action figures of a character with that kind of baggage. (Even though Warner can sell Joker toys right beside Oracle-in-a-wheelchair figures).

Rudd is a much better fit as shady Scott Lang or outright skeeze Eric O'Grady than as plain ol' Pym, voted World's Most Boring Biophysicist by his fellow biophysicists. Not the most exciting bunch to begin with. So it'll be one of the other Ant-Men, and I guess he'll be stealing the Ant-Man suit from Pym. If Marvel is smart they'll keep Pym around as the origin of a lot of developments and then he'll take off; the Stanley Tucci or Yinsen role.


Yeah, I'm getting the feeling that James Spader is playing Hank Pym as well as Ultron, and Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, who will be given or discover the Ant Man gear after Avengers 2.
 
2013-12-19 10:18:38 AM  
And here is the direct opposite of casting Ben Affleck as Batman.  No (real) outrage; just an interesting pick and looking forward to see how he handles the role.
 
2013-12-19 10:19:34 AM  

bill4935: Vertdang: Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.

Nope, I'm positive (with absolutely zero objective evidence) that he won't be playing Hank Pym, even if he's in the role of Ant-Man.

eagles95: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife

Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting...

And that's why. In fact, I bet we won't ever see Pym on screen as a hero or main character. Because this is the first and biggest thing he's known for. One storyline where he goes nuts from zipping bigger and smaller, and hits his wife (among a bunch of other evil acts). Disney can't sell action figures of a character with that kind of baggage. (Even though Warner can sell Joker toys right beside Oracle-in-a-wheelchair figures).

Rudd is a much better fit as shady Scott Lang or outright skeeze Eric O'Grady than as plain ol' Pym, voted World's Most Boring Biophysicist by his fellow biophysicists. Not the most exciting bunch to begin with. So it'll be one of the other Ant-Men, and I guess he'll be stealing the Ant-Man suit from Pym. If Marvel is smart they'll keep Pym around as the origin of a lot of developments and then he'll take off; the Stanley Tucci or Yinsen role.


he'll probably be Scott Lang.  it's an easy origin story to throw up on the big screen and it frees Hank Pym up to still be Giant Man or Yellowjacket
 
2013-12-19 10:27:11 AM  
Apparently this was his screen test for the part.
 
2013-12-19 10:44:39 AM  
Um...pretty good choice, actually.
 
2013-12-19 10:51:18 AM  
Is this Hank Pym Ant-Man or  Scott Lang Ant-Man?

Pym seems pointless in the movie continuity, he isn't a founding member of these Avengers and Stark has changed over time from engineer to scientist making Pym redundant.

I can definitely see Rudd filling the role of Lang's original concept, the down-on-his-luck single father ex-con.  Just make Pym some SHIELD scientist if using him at all, a barely mentioned easter egg.
 
2013-12-19 10:57:09 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife


the opposite of charity is justice: Is this Hank Pym Ant-Man or  Scott Lang Ant-Man?

Pym seems pointless in the movie continuity, he isn't a founding member of these Avengers and Stark has changed over time from engineer to scientist making Pym redundant.

I can definitely see Rudd filling the role of Lang's original concept, the down-on-his-luck single father ex-con.  Just make Pym some SHIELD scientist if using him at all, a barely mentioned easter egg.



Rumor is he'll play Scott Lang, who steals Pym's Ant-Man technology.
 
2013-12-19 10:57:52 AM  
I don't think subby really understands that Pym's mostly a superscientist dude who merely has adventures with professional heroes.

As for Rudd I'm curious to see how he does; I have no reason against him playing Pym especially once he gets into slapping Janet around.
 
mhd
2013-12-19 11:01:07 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: I don't think subby really understands that Pym's mostly a superscientist dude who merely has adventures with professional heroes.


You're calling the West Coast Avengers "professional"?
 
2013-12-19 11:09:05 AM  
Thank god it's likely Scott Lang. Now that's a character.

Pym is an empty vacuum. A plywood hero. Like teaming up with a blank piece of paper. He is the worst character ever created in the realm of fiction and for once it's actually not hyperbole.
 
2013-12-19 11:39:04 AM  

KradDrol: Apparently this was his screen test for the part.


Well played - now post it in every Rudd thread going forward and your genius will be rewarded with internet adoration.
 
2013-12-19 11:44:49 AM  
Didn't he also voice Freakazoid?

Or was that a different dude?
 
2013-12-19 11:57:12 AM  
As he has shown on Conan's show, he's definitely the heroic type
 
2013-12-19 12:06:15 PM  

JosephFinn: Funny, just watched him a pretty good movie from this year, Prince Avalanche.  Sadly, a less insane mustache than in Anchorman.

[www.indiewire.com image 680x478]


Filmspotting loves that movie, it's a Golden Brick finalist.
 
2013-12-19 12:16:16 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: bill4935: Vertdang: Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.

Nope, I'm positive (with absolutely zero objective evidence) that he won't be playing Hank Pym, even if he's in the role of Ant-Man.

eagles95: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife

Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting...

And that's why. In fact, I bet we won't ever see Pym on screen as a hero or main character. Because this is the first and biggest thing he's known for. One storyline where he goes nuts from zipping bigger and smaller, and hits his wife (among a bunch of other evil acts). Disney can't sell action figures of a character with that kind of baggage. (Even though Warner can sell Joker toys right beside Oracle-in-a-wheelchair figures).

Rudd is a much better fit as shady Scott Lang or outright skeeze Eric O'Grady than as plain ol' Pym, voted World's Most Boring Biophysicist by his fellow biophysicists. Not the most exciting bunch to begin with. So it'll be one of the other Ant-Men, and I guess he'll be stealing the Ant-Man suit from Pym. If Marvel is smart they'll keep Pym around as the origin of a lot of developments and then he'll take off; the Stanley Tucci or Yinsen role.

Yeah, I'm getting the feeling that James Spader is playing Hank Pym as well as Ultron, and Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, who will be given or discover the Ant Man gear after Avengers 2.


Now, THAT would be cool.
 
2013-12-19 12:37:00 PM  

Decillion: Thank god it's likely Scott Lang. Now that's a character.

Pym is an empty vacuum. A plywood hero. Like teaming up with a blank piece of paper. He is the worst character ever created in the realm of fiction and for once it's actually not hyperbole.


As someone who genuinely doesn't know much about Pym but definitely enjoys original versions of superheores (i.e. Hal not Rayner or Stuart) can you elaborate on this?
 
2013-12-19 12:49:47 PM  
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2013-12-19 12:54:56 PM  

Codenamechaz: As he has shown on Conan's show, he's definitely the heroic type


That is genius on a completely higher level. Reminds me of John Mullaney's What's new Pussycat bit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30KbSbh-8jE
 
2013-12-19 01:27:24 PM  
I could see him pulling off both O'Grady or Pym. Just as long as he doesn't play "Paul Rudd" and actually acts, I think he'll do well.
 
2013-12-19 01:28:22 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife


To be fair, half the Marvel universe had already beat his wife.
 
2013-12-19 01:31:07 PM  

ClintBartonWannabe: RoyFokker'sGhost: bill4935: Vertdang: Good casting, I can totally see Rudd doing well as Pym.

Nope, I'm positive (with absolutely zero objective evidence) that he won't be playing Hank Pym, even if he's in the role of Ant-Man.

eagles95: IdBeCrazyIf: I'm not sure about this particular casting, I mean I just don't see Rudd as the kind of guy who would beat his wife

Being that Disney owns the rights to Marvel, there will be no woman hitting...

And that's why. In fact, I bet we won't ever see Pym on screen as a hero or main character. Because this is the first and biggest thing he's known for. One storyline where he goes nuts from zipping bigger and smaller, and hits his wife (among a bunch of other evil acts). Disney can't sell action figures of a character with that kind of baggage. (Even though Warner can sell Joker toys right beside Oracle-in-a-wheelchair figures).

Rudd is a much better fit as shady Scott Lang or outright skeeze Eric O'Grady than as plain ol' Pym, voted World's Most Boring Biophysicist by his fellow biophysicists. Not the most exciting bunch to begin with. So it'll be one of the other Ant-Men, and I guess he'll be stealing the Ant-Man suit from Pym. If Marvel is smart they'll keep Pym around as the origin of a lot of developments and then he'll take off; the Stanley Tucci or Yinsen role.

Yeah, I'm getting the feeling that James Spader is playing Hank Pym as well as Ultron, and Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, who will be given or discover the Ant Man gear after Avengers 2.

Now, THAT would be cool.


I 2nd that. James Spader is awesome.
 
2013-12-19 03:54:34 PM  

stonelotus: it's an easy origin story to throw up on the big screen and it frees Hank Pym up to still be Giant Man or Yellowjacket


Or Dr. Pym, the Scientific Adventurer.
 
2013-12-19 04:17:07 PM  

exparrot: texdent: And without Hank Pym creating Ultron, you don't get Vision, Alkema,Jocasta,  Antigone, or  VIctor Mancha of the Runaways. And without the Vision, you don't get his connection to Scarlet Witch and through them Wicca and Speed of the Young Avengers.

And without Hank Pym's Skrull hooking up with Tigra, you don't get William.

You'll get over it.

/Comics continuity isn't movie continuity.


"I know, unless Coulson turns out to be Vision and the cellist(sp?) he was dating turns out to be the Scarlet Witch." - texdent

All of this EXCEPT I don't think they need to include Scarlet Witch BECAUSE comic=\=mcu. If Coulson's current is he?/isn't he? LMDness doesn't lead to Vision I'll eat my hat.

I can't see Rudd as Pym, but Lang? Yeah, I think he could do that.

/do not own a hat
//but whatever
 
2013-12-19 05:20:35 PM  
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Wait a gosh darn minute, Paul Rudd acts in movies? Who knew?
/Hotter than the surface of the Sun
 
2013-12-19 07:00:50 PM  
pjmedia.com
 
2013-12-19 07:24:26 PM  
You know how I know you're gay?  Because you talk to ants.
 
2013-12-19 10:48:58 PM  

monoski: Paul Rudd is one those names that would remove a movie from consideration for me. I can't stand that douche character he always plays.


He's fu@@ing horrible.
 
2013-12-20 12:19:40 AM  

mechgreg: stonelotus: it's an easy origin story to throw up on the big screen and it frees Hank Pym up to still be Giant Man or Yellowjacket

Or Dr. Pym, the Scientific Adventurer.


Its Scientist Supreme.

Duh.
 
2013-12-20 12:44:09 AM  
www.soshichan.org

a-slappa da beyoss
 
2013-12-20 01:12:46 AM  
An article I read earlier said he was cast as Hank Pym.  Might be true, might be lazy reporting.  Time will tell.
 
2013-12-20 09:16:59 AM  

TelemonianAjax: mechgreg: stonelotus: it's an easy origin story to throw up on the big screen and it frees Hank Pym up to still be Giant Man or Yellowjacket

Or Dr. Pym, the Scientific Adventurer.

Its Scientist Supreme.

Duh.


I take it you never read The West Coast Avengers? That burgundy jumpsuit was ridiculous.
 
2013-12-20 09:23:34 AM  

mechgreg: TelemonianAjax: mechgreg: stonelotus: it's an easy origin story to throw up on the big screen and it frees Hank Pym up to still be Giant Man or Yellowjacket

Or Dr. Pym, the Scientific Adventurer.

Its Scientist Supreme.

Duh.

I take it you never read The West Coast Avengers? That burgundy jumpsuit was ridiculous.


I avoid anything involving pre-2011 Hawkeye like the plague. And I avoid anything with Mockingbird like the clap.
 
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