Deadline is reporting that Patrick Wilson will be joining Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. No word yet on what role he will be playing, but early speculation suggests it could well be a villain. Wilson is best known for the likes of The Conjuring and Insidious, and he’s also got comic book previous having played Nite Owl in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. In some quarters, Wilson was apparently championed to actually play one of the Ant-Men himself at one point.
As for Ant-Man, co-written by Wright and Joe Cornish, it’s currently scheduled for a 17th July 2015 release. It’s also rumoured that Michael Pena and Evangeline Lilly may be joining for film shortly.
Expect more on this as it develops.