The Wrap is reporting that actor Patrick Wilson is currently in negotiations for a role in writer/director Edgar Wright’s next film, Ant-Man. If confirmed, the actor whose recent appearances include horror hits like The Conjuring and Insidious 1 and 2 will star alongside actors Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, with roles currently in the running for actor Michael Peña, as well as actress Evangeline Lily.
Based on multifaceted comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee’s 1962 creation and co-written by Joe Cornish, the film will star Rudd as reformed thief and electronics expert Scott Lang who in years later, adapts the technology to become the titular superhero created conceived by biochemist Hank Pym (Douglas) whose earlier experiments brought him to discover subatomic particles that can allow a person to shrink down to the size of an insect, and also giving its owner the ability to control ants. The film is but one of many films spanning the currently on-going phases of Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Ant-Man scheduled in the third phase for its theatrical release on July 31, 2015.
Accordingly, the film arrives three months after the May 1 release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, for which fans can expect to see some teaser footage in a special ABC event on March 18, 2014, following its most recent shoot in South Africa.
Wilson’s next film, director Joe Carnahan’s Stretch will arrive this Summer.