Michael Pena in Talks to Join Edgar Wright's ANT-MAN

By Amirose Eisenbach January 16, 2014

Following the huge news of Michael Douglas being cast as Hank Pym in Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man", it appears that the character of rather small proportions is continuing to have a very big news week. Actor Michael Pena is said to be in talks to join the cast as well, which already includes Paul Rudd and Douglas.

It's not being reported at this time what actual character Pena would be playing but it's very typical of Marvel to not reveal anything until it's locked. According to The Hollywood Reporter however, "Marvel had been on the lookout for what insiders describe as a 'tough Latino' who has to be ready for a lot of physical play. The studio looked at actors ranging from Javier Bardem to Clifton Collins Jr."

Pena has shown he truly is a diverse actor and can do anything from comedy, to action, to drama, so he seems like a great fit to join almost any ensemble. He shined in his small but great role in "American Hustle" and it could be argued that his real breakout performance was in the cop-drama "End of Watch", opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

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