Report: NITE OWL To Join ANT-MAN

Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II
Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II in 2009's WATCHMEN
Credit: Warner Bros.

Patrick Wilson - who starred as Daniel Dreiberg/Nite Owl II in Zack Snyder's 2009 big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore' and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen - is reportedly close to starring in his second comic book film adaptation.

Variety and Deadline are reporting Wilson will be or is "in talks" to join Edgar Wright's 2015 Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michael Pena in an undisclosed role. Evangeline Lilly is reportedly in talks as well for the also-undisclosed female lead, according to Variety.

Variety calls the role "unknown" but "major," so unless he's playing the third comic book Ant-Man, Eric O'Grady, a villain role would seem to make sense. 

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