Edgar Wright Says Some Of The ANT-MAN Casting Rumors “Are Way Off”
Edgar Wright is taking a final lap doing promotion for the Blu-ray/DVD release of The World’s End. The director has been hitting the rounds pretty hard to talk all things Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and the Cornetto Trilogy. He has also been getting a few Ant-Man questions along the way, but he’s remained pretty tight-lipped about his Marvel movie. In an interview with Collider the director does make a brief comment about all of those Hank Pym casting rumors though.
Speaking with the site, Wright was asked his obligatory Ant-Man question. Knowing they probably couldn’t get anything out of him, they decided to ask the director about the validity of some of the recent casting rumors instead. Said Wright about the search for his star:
No, none of them are completely way off, but I don’t know where they come from. I think sometimes, occasionally…I don’t know where they come from. I think sometimes it’s actually someone themselves starting the rumors because then…yeah. The rumor becomes kind of fact…I don’t know. Some of them are way off. But the truth is we don’t start filming until the end of May, so people on Twitter need to stop asking me, “When are you going to announce casting?” Like they’re angry! It’s like, The film comes out in 2015. Chill out.
There have only been 3 actors thrown out there for a role, so we’ll have to play the guessing game about which one is “way off.” You have Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd for Hank Pym, then you have Rashida Jones for Janet Van Dyne aka Wasp. Of course Wright is bombarded with Tweets almost hourly, so he could have heard about a few other actors that are supposedly in contention. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said we could hear an official announcement by the year’s end, but Wright seems to think it may be a little longer. What do you think about the director’s comments? Who do you hope is eventually cast in the film?
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Source : Collider