Joseph Gordon-Levitt Denies ANT-MAN Rumors


levittYesterday news hit that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were Marvel‘s frontrunners for Ant-Man. The duo were said to have had a few meetings with the studio and director Edgar Wright, with only a few more meetings to go before a decision was made. There was also word that a third actor may be looked at as well. Usually you don’t hear anything from the actors being talked about when news like this hit. Today Joseph Gordon-Levitt has weighed in on the rumors and the responses are a little surprising.

Gordon-Levitt is currently in France promoting his new movie Don Jon, but AlloCine (via Indiewire) asked the actor about Ant-Man. He said that any talks of him passing an audition or tests for the role was “nothing but lies.” He went on to say that if he was really in talks for the role then he would say something:

There are always rumors. I talk a lot about my future projects, so if you haven’t heard me talk about it, it means it’s nothing but a rumor. People like to write about [rumors].

This is where things get complicated though. Huffington Post France (via CBM/MarvelFreshman) caught up with Gordon-Levitt as well. Whether it be a wonky translation or the actor got asked a few more times about Ant-Man and finally broke down, he tells that site a different story:

There is always a lot of rumors around these projects and so far it is still only discussions. I am always very transparent when it comes to my role and my career. I’m Usually the first to speak and communicate with my fans if something happens. If you hear nothing from me, they are just rumors.

The actor is usually pretty open with fans about what he’s looking at and working on. He Tweeted that he would play Robin when he was first cast in The Dark Knight Rises, but it got yanked down rather quickly as you can imagine. With all this French doubletalk we’ll have to wait and see what happens. Do you think he’s playing the fake denial game? Now that you’ve had a chance to sleep on it, do you like Rudd or Gordon-Levitt for Ant-man?

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