Fresh off a heroic turn in “Non-Stop,” Corey Stoll is in early talks to join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Marvel declined to comment.
Edgar Wright is directing the superhero movie this spring from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish.
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Rudd and Douglas are set to star as Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively. Created by Stan Lee in 1962, Pym is a biochemist who discovers subatomic particles that allow him to shrink to insect size (and later, grow, into Giant-Man), as well as control ants. Lang, a reformed thief and electronics expert, comes along years later and uses Pym’s technology to inhabit the superhero character.
In addition to Stoll, whose role is being kept under wraps, “Ant-Man” is expected to co-star Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena and Patrick Wilson.
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Disney will release “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.
Stoll, who earned rave reviews for his performance as Rep. Peter Russo on the first season of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” will soon be seen in Shawn Levy‘s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Guillermo del Toro’s FX series “The Strain.” He’s repped by UTA, Suskin Management and attorney James S. Adams.