Patrick Wilson has given a few amazing performances in recent horror The Conjuring (above) and Insidious 1 and 2, and now he is circling what is said to be “the last major role” of Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.
Should Wilson take the as yet unknown role, he will be joining the already cast Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Clifton Collins Jr are also in negotiations to join the film.
This will not be Wilson’s first experience of a superhero film either, as he has previously been seen in Zack Snyder’s astonishing film, Watchmen. Wilson played Nite Owl in the epic three hour film.
Edgar Wright is directing the superhero film with Kevin Feige producing. Wright also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. Production is set to start in April.
Ant-Man is released on July 17th 2015, and will be the next Marvel movie after The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This makes sense as Henry Pym does have connections with Ultron. In the comics, Pym was a founding member of The Avengers along with his girlfriend and crime-fighting partner, Janet Van Dyne, aka Wasp. Together, they took on a number of bad guys on their own, but played a big part in taking down Pym’s own robotic creation, Ultron, when it developed a taste for rebellion.
Variety also reports on a possible scenario for Wrights film, which is yet to reveal an official synopsis:
In the comics, the character’s alter-ego is Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size and communicate with insects. One scenario that was rumored when Wright first came on is that he would focus on the later years of Ant-Man and add the character Scott Lang, a crook who steals Pym’s technology and becomes the new Ant-Man.
Wright is directing the film, and Joe Cornish has written the script. Ant-Man is due to arrive in cinemas on July 17th 2015.