A day after the world was thrown for a loop with the Michael Douglas-Hank Pym casting news , Ant-Man is reportedly ready to begin adding more cast members to join Douglas and Paul Rudd. The Hollywood Reporter is naming actor Michael Peña (American Hustle, End of Watch) as someone in “early negotiations” to join writer/director Edgar Wright’s production in an undisclosed role.
THR reports Marvel has 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.,” and has apparently focused on Peña.
Ant-Man is scheduled for a July 31, 2015 release.