Paul Rudd in Talks to Play Ant-Man

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21:  Paul Rudd attends the Paul Rudd 2nd Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit at Lucky Strike on October 21, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: Actor Paul Rudd attends the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Premiere, Sponsored by Buffalo David Bitton on December 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Buffalo David Bitton) Photo: Theo Wargo/2013 Getty Images

Variety reports that Paul Rudd is allegedly in talks to star in Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, beating out Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the role of scientist Henry Pym. Considering both Rudd’s casting and the fact his powers will be changing size and controlling insects, Ant-Man seems destined to be a goofy, wisecracking superhero. They wouldn’t try to do a straight superhero film with Paul Rudd, would they? What would that even look like? When answering, please keep in mind the shrinking and talking to bugs.

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