Patrick Wilson cast in Ant-Man

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 February 2014
Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson

'The Conjuring' star Patrick Wilson will join Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas in the forthcoming Marvel superhero movie 'Ant-Man'

Patrick Wilson will star in 'Ant-Man'.

'The Conjuring' actor has been cast in the forthcoming Marvel superhero movie alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, according to

The 40-year-old actor has been offered an unspecified role in the film while it is believed Rudd will play Scott Lang, the new incarnation of Ant-Man, and Douglas will play Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man who discovered the scientific technology which affords the hero his powers.

The film is being directed by British filmmaker Edgar Wright, who also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish, and follows the adventures of a superhero that can shrink himself down to insect size.

Kevin Feige is producing 'Ant-Man' which is set to begin filming in April and expected for a July 2015 release.

Wilson - who spent years cast as the lead in Broadway musicals - is set to hit the big screen later this year in spy thriller 'Jack Strong' and has finished filming comedy-thriller 'Stretch', alongside Chris Pine and Jessica Alba.


  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US / UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas
  • UK release: 17 July 2015

A winning addition to Marvel's cinematic universe, Ant Man follows Dr Hank Pym (Douglas) as he fails in re-sizing himself, but unexpectedly imbues himself with the ability to talk to and control insects. With winning performances from Rudd, Cannavale and Douglas, this charming and eccentric heist film has a great sense of…