Back during Comic Con, a rumor began that Adrien Brody would play Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man in Joss Whedon's The Avengers and, subsequently, Edgar Wright's solo Ant-Man movie. Since then, however, we've learned that Ant-Man won't be a character in The Avengers and we still have zero clue who will play the role in Wright's film. But while those rumors may have ended up being false, that doesn't mean that Brody wouldn't be up for it.
Screen Rant caught up with the Academy Award-winning actor at this year's New York Comic Con, and while he said that the rumors were indeed false - he has no relationship with Wright and didn't hear about the rumor until we did - there was at least a grain of truth to them.
“I haven’t been involved in any of those discussions – I have mentioned it to my reps who have been kind of covert about their response as well, which is very strange to me. I said ‘Is there any validity to this, what is this?’ and they said ‘Well…it’s too early to say.’ It was very strange and I kind of dropped it at that…Not everything that is bandied around the Internet is factual, but sometimes there are elements that do stem from truth that people who are in the middle of it aren’t aware of either. We’ll see.”
That said, we are still without an Ant-Man in the Marvel universe, so the question remains: would Brody be up for playing the part? The answer is a resounding "yes."
“I’m enthusiastic about it. The key is to constantly push the boundaries and to find things that allow me to be creative and do things that, you know, I enjoy and grow from.”
Prior to seeing Predators this past summer, I had never really been a fan of Brody's, seeing him as a perpetual middle-gazer. But in the Nimrod Antal action film he showed off some range and balls that I never knew he had. While I still belong to the "Nathan Fillion for Ant-Man" camp, I wouldn't have a problem seeing Brody in the role either.