UPDATE: New Rumor Claims Clifton Collins Jr. Is The Newest Addition To The ANT-MAN Cast
Edgar Wright is hard at work getting the long-awaited Ant-Man movie in front of the camera, and the casting news and rumors are rolling in. We know that Paul Rudd is Scott Lang and Michael Douglas is Hank Pym, but yesterday a rumor hit that Michael Pena is being eyed for one of the villain roles. That was a pretty solid rumor from several different sources, but now a comparatively less solid bit of news has hit regarding another addition to the cast.
Latino-Review‘s new guy is on the scene with another piece of news. After causing a frenzy with his Dr. Strange/Johnny Depp rumor, Mario Robles is claiming that Clifton Collins Jr. (most recently seen in Pacific Rim) will be a main player in the film. There’s no word on who he could be playing, but some have speculated it could be related to Pena‘s villainous role we heard about yesterday. Collins Jr. has worked with Edgar Wright before, appearing as a Vegan Cop in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I’m more inclined to believe this one than the Dr. Strange news, but still take a grain of salt with the Tweet. What do you think? Would you like to see Clifton Collins Jr. in Ant-Man? Edgar Wright will finally unleash the film he’s been working on for six years on July 31, 2015.
Clifton Collins Jr (Pacific Rim) will be in Marvel's "Ant-Man." As of now, he's the only other main actor signed, aside from Rudd & Douglas.
— Mario-F. Robles (@LatinoReviewMFR) January 15, 2014
We’ve confirmed with good sources that Clifton Collins Jr. is not in talks or cast in Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 15, 2014