Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirms he is in ‘discussions’ for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ movie

Edgar Wright ('Hot Fuzz, 'The World's End') is directing from a script he co-wrote

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has confirmed he is in “discussions” for Marvel’s forthcoming Ant-Man film, but denied that any kind of final decision has been made.

Yesterday (October 15) it was reported that Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are now “front-runners” to star in the superhero movie, which is being directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World’s End).

“There is always a lot of rumours around these projects and so far it is still only discussions,” Gordon-Levitt replied when asked about Ant-Man by the Huffington Post. “I am always very transparent when it comes to my role and my career. I’m usually the first to speak and communicate with my fans if something happens. If you hear nothing from me, they are just rumours. “

Earlier this month (October) Edgar Wright tweeted a photo from the set of the superhero movie, essentially confirming that pre-production work has now begun.

As well as directing, Wright co-wrote the film’s script with Joe Cornish, also his collaborator on the screenplay for The Adventures Of Tintin. Ant-Man has been scheduled to open in US cinemas on July 31, 2015 – just two weeks after the Batman v Superman movie – but its UK release date has yet to be confirmed.

The character of Ant-Man made his Marvel comic book debut in 1962 but has never appeared on screen before. In the books he is the superhero alter ego of Dr Hank Pym, a scientist who invents a shrinking serum that makes him insect size. Once miniature, he is able to solve mysteries and take out bad guys.