Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captain Craig, Jul 17, 2012.
The Hollywood Reporter said the role is one that requires signing on for multiple films.
That would indeed suggest Wasp. Maybe they first considered Rashida Jones (per earlier rumors) but wanted to go with someone more friendly to genre films?
Rashida Jones just signed on for a new television pilot for TBS. There may have been concerns about scheduling in the event the show goes to series.
If she had been serious about getting the Wasp role, she shouldn't have signed on to a tv pilot yet. Nearly all of them aren't picked up, and more than half each year end up getting canceled before the first season finishes. Being in a successful movie would greatly enhance her career more than some show.
The show is a good bet to be picked up and cable shows have much lower cancellation rates than broadcast network shows. If she was a shoo-in for Ant-Man she probably would have gone for that instead, but the security of a TV deal may have been more attractive if she was just one of a number of actresses in contention for Ant-Man. Anyway, it's just speculation. We'll see who actually ends up getting the part.
Who knows, maybe it was the other way around. Maybe the Ant-Man deal fell through (for any number of reasons) so she jumped on the TV pilot instead. For all we know, the Ant-Man thing was a dead issue before the TV offer came along.
There's no reason to assume that it was an either/or thing where she had to choose. Remember, aside from the occasional rumor, we have no idea what's going on behind the scenes or when these decisions were made.
It's not like either Jones or Marvel was going to put out a press release about not hiring her . . ..
Patrick Wilson joins the cast:
I wonder why they didn't just name what his role is going to be?
Perhaps it's tied to another bit of casting not yet nailed down?
Still waiting to hear if the Evangeline Lilly casting is going to be official and in what capacity her role would be.
I've read speculation that Wilson might be playing a younger Hank Pym in flashbacks. Sounds fairly plausible to me.
Here's an odd thought.
A tactical application of Pym particles will reverse wrinkles and sag.
Shrinking down to 1/2 an inch is an impossibly effective face lift.
The shock of pulling his skin back and forth might even be the reason why a 40 years old Hank Pym is being played by 70 year old Michael Douglas?
Works for me.
I'm still hopefully of crossover potential with Young Hank Pym and either Agent Carter or an Agents of SHIELD flashback episode. Having another actor for that role (as opposed to CGI de-aging of Douglas) helps.
I really don't see Wilson as a younger Douglas by any stretch of the imagination.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released and doing gangbusters
Guardians of the Galaxy marketing for an Aug 1 release is in motion.
Avengers Age of Ultron has begun principal photography.
Where are we with Ant-Man?
Actor Matt Gerald is joining the cast in an unspecified role as "one of the villains".
Filming starts late May and additional location shootings in June for San Fran and Atlanta have gone up at an industry posting board.
I expect additional casting to also pick up for this in the next few weeks. Still waiting on confirmation for several key parts including Evangeline Lilly.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Edgar Wright has left the film over creative differences. Wow, surprising! Here's the link.
Wow. Let Paul Rudd direct.
I mean, Marvel have been handling their cinematic universe really well recently, but getting rid of Edgar Wright seems like it can't be anything but a major misstep.
Whoa, that's crazy, after all this time. Especially since Ant-Man isn't exactly a hot property so if it's not a labor of love I wonder if it's really worth it.
Wright's involvement was a huge part of why I was looking forward to this. Marvel had better have a really incredible replacement up their sleeves.
Variety is reporting that Marvel has a new director lined up already.
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