One of the two actors reportedly being considered by Marvel to play Ant-Man is already denying that he's up for the role.
With a report surfacing barely 48 hours ago that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the two finalists Marvel was looking at to play the miniaturized hero, the former quickly squashed the story in an interview with French website AlloCine.
Asked about Ant-Man, Gordon-Levitt said, "There are always rumors. I talk a lot about my future projects, so if you haven't heard me talk about it, it means it's nothing but a rumor. People like to write about [rumors]."
The actor added that reports of him having one final meeting with director Edgar Wright and the head honchos at Marvel (a meeting that Rudd was supposedly having as well) were "nothing but lies."
So does this mean that JGL is not involved in the Ant-Man mix after all? Frankly, not in the slightest. Actors and filmmakers lie more than ever these days -- Benedict Cumberbatch denying that he was playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness and Marion Cotillard insisting that she was not Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises are two of the more famous recent examples.
Gordon-Levitt, however, is fairly accessible to his fans on Twitter and also comes across as much more of a straight shooter, so it's possible that the original report had it wrong. Plus the actor has been linked in the past to the roles of Batman in Justice League, Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy and even Dr. Strange, all of which proved false.
So what do you think? Is Gordon-Levitt lying or are the reports of his potential involvement in Ant-Man just plain wrong?
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