Adrien Brody as Ant-Man?

Yeah, still can’t believe Marvel is pursuing an “Ant-Man” movie despite having a treasure trove of infinitely cooler characters at their disposal. But they are, so someone has to play him. So why not Adrien Brody? The guy has already proved everyone wrong when he bulked up for “Predators”, so it should be a cinch for him to come down just a tad (literally, as it were) for little ol Ant-Man.

John Campea of AMC tweeted this today that got the “Brody as Ant-Man” ball rolling:

Take this for what its worth, but I was just told Adrien Brody is most likely going to be “Ant Man” for Edgar Wright.

Latino Review’s el mayimbe then chimed in with this:

I personally checked w/my pals at Paradigm (Adrien Brody’s agency) & at press time, YES they were pursing Ant Man but got nothing yet.

So there you have it. Adrien Brody, at least according to two sources, is actively trying to nab the Ant-Man role.

The guy’s a great actor, and he’s already shown he can go genre if he puts his mind to it, so why the (seeming) hesitation on Marvel’s part? Well, knowing Marvel, they’re just trying to get the prices right, which in this case means paying Brody as little as possible for as much work as possible. But since Brody isn’t quite the $20 million dollar actor yet, I’m sure a reasonable deal can be agreed upon if they both want it badly enough.