Report: ANT-MAN Loses Three Cast Members
CREDIT: Marvel Studios
Maybe it was a good thing they only put Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas on the recently released poster for Ant-Man.
On the same day reports surfaced saying Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Strange, Deadline is reporting that actors Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman are all out of the Marvel production, which was scheduled to begin filming in August. The online Hollywood trades cites unnamed "insiders" that say both Gerard and Weisman's characters were cut from the latest version of the script, presumably the one completed after director Edgar Wright left the production.
Wilson, however, is said to have dropped out due to a scheduling conflict after production on Ant-Man was delayed several months. Previously, Wilson said his role in Ant-Man was an "important" one so look for Marvel to re-cast it rather quickly due to the expected filming in August.