Paul Rudd to star in Edgar Wright-directed film Ant-Man

PUBLISHED: 13:13 19 December 2013 | UPDATED: 14:27 19 December 2013

Edgar Wright, filming The World's End, in Parkway, WGC (Picture: Paul Christian)

Edgar Wright, filming The World's End, in Parkway, WGC (Picture: Paul Christian)

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A new superhero movie about Marvel’s Ant-Man will star actor Paul Rudd.

Edgar Wright shares a joke with actor Nick Frost, while filming The World's End, in Parkway, WGC (Picture: Paul Christian)Edgar Wright shares a joke with actor Nick Frost, while filming The World's End, in Parkway, WGC (Picture: Paul Christian)

The film, which will be directed by Edgar Wright, whose The World’s End, was shot in Welwyn Garden City and starred Hertfordshire actors Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman.

The Anchorman 2 and Knocked Up star will play scientist Dr Hank Pym, who invents a potion which allows him to shrink to the size of an ant.

The movie is set for release in July 2015.

No further casting details have been announced.

Rudd, 44, and Inception and The Dark Knight Rises actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt were both early frontrunners for the role of Ant-Man.

But Gordon-Levitt’s forthcoming role as DC Comics’ The Sandman is believed to have swung the vote in Rudd’s favour.

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