Some more Ant-Man movie news is floating around the internet. According to Schmoes Know, the site that broke the Tim Burton Beetlejuice news, Paul Rudd is close to closing a deal to play Ant-Man in the Edgar Wright-directed Marvel film, and Rashida Jones could end up in the role of Janet van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp, which would be amazing! I would love to see these two actors work together again, especially in a Marvel movie like Ant-Man. The two have starred together in the comedies I Love You, Man; and Our Idiot Brother.
The same source that gave the site the Beetlejuice news also fed them this little tidbit of information. The source says that the Jones as Wasp casting might already be a done deal. It was previously rumored at Superhero Movie News that the Wasp won't actually be in the movie, but that Janet Van Dyne will. They said at the time, “Janet will be a love interest and a major supporting character, we would see multiple references to her future as The Wasp throughout the film.” Rashida Jones is said to be Marvel’s top pick for her “chemistry with the other actors.”
Obviously, Janet will eventually become the Wasp in future Marvel films. I fully support this casting if it actually goes through. I think Rudd as Ant-Man and Jones as The Wasp would be awesome!
What are your thoughts on the potential casting?