February 27, 2014
Patrick Wilson Going From WATCHMEN To ANTMAN!
Deadline is reporting that actor Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, The Conjuring 1-2, Insidious 1-3) has joined the slowly growing cast of Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. Wilson is nearing a deal of an unnamed role, which may be heroic or villainous. My money is that he could be playing the young Hank Pym, while the older version is played by Michael Douglas. The plot is said to bounce between the 60's and present day, involving the Cuban missile-crisis and the theft of Pym's technology (his suit).
Paul Rudd is set to play Scott Lang, our thief turned hero. Along with possible additions such as Clifton Collins Jr. (seemingly confirmed his involvement on twitter) and Michael Pena. Rashida Jones has been linked for the female role, same with Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain. More recently, Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit Trilogy, Lost, Real Steal, Hurt Locker) has been linked for the female lead, which could be Janet aka The Wasp.
It's also possible that Wilson could be playing Hank Pym Jr. (Douglas' son), which would allow Lilly as Janet, along with her relationship to Hank playing out. There had been some speculation that Janet could be Pym's daughter and then falling for Scott Lange instead of Hank. Having Hank Sr. and Jr. could be a way to fix that problem, while giving the Ant-Man title a bit of legacy.