January 14, 2014
Michael Pena Offered Unnamed Role In Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN
It's starting to look like Edgar Wright and Marvel are really pushing forward with casting Ant-Man quickly. Wright is known for casting his roles in a very timely fashion, we've seen this in practice previously with Scott Pilgrim and The World's End. Having already cast Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym and Paul Rudd Scott Lang as the two male leads of the picture.
TheWrap now reports that all around awesome character actor Michael Pena (American Hustle, End of Watch, Crash, Gangster Squad, Observe And Report, Shooter) has been offered an unnamed role in Ant-Man, the story has been backed up by various sources and bloggers, adding that Michael is keen on the project and will likely take it.
I don't know Ant-Man canon well enough to suggest a character for Pena, but a modified version of S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Eric O'Grady wouldn't be out of the question, as he's played many military and law enforcement roles before. This is yet another awesome casting choice on the part of Edgar and Kevin. The film begins production in April at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, with a release date of July 31st, 2015.