Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are reportedly the favourites to land the role of Ant-Man.
Work is due to begin next year on Edgar Wright’s long-planned Marvel superhero film, and the Batman and Anchorman actors are apparently Wright’s preferred choices for the lead.
Variety reports that the director wants a “normal-looking actor” as the star, as opposed to the typical burly action hero. Both actors will reportedly meet with Marvel and Wright soon, although another actor taking the lead role instead has not been ruled out.
Ant-Man has a planned release date of July 31 2015.