Marvel have officially announced Paul Rudd as Ant-Man.
A post on the company’s website confirmed long-standing rumours that the Anchorman star would be suiting up for the comic movie, also carrying a quote from Marvel head Kevin Feige.
“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. 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.”
Rudd and Batman star Joseph Gordon-Levitt were previously linked with the role, but that Feige quote suggests Rudd was always Marvel’s top choice.
Ant-Man will release on July 31 2015.