“Watchmen” star Patrick Wilson is reportedly in talks to take on an unspecified role in Marvel’s “Ant-Man”.  The friendly guys over at Screencrush has a theory that Wilson might be playing Darren Cross, “the owner of Cross Technology Enterprises (compared to Stark Enterprises). Cross is suffering from a similar illness to Scott Lang’s sick daughter, Cassie, who’s condition is what prompts a desperate Lang to go after Pym’s Ant-Man suit in order to rescue the only doctor capable of curing her — a man who just so happens to be forcibly working on Cross’ condition.” Nothing is confirmed of course and it’s just speculation, we happen to agree with their theory and think that Wilson is perfect to take on the role as Darren Cross.

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The storyline for the anticipated Marvel movie is still under wraps but earlier reports and casting announcement suggest that we will have two protagonists in the superhero flick. Paul Rudd will take on the role as Scott Lang, we assume he will also be Ant-Man. Michael Douglas joined the cast as the inventor of Ant-Man’s shrinking particles and equipment.

Additional casting rumors suggest that Michael Pena has entered early negotiations for an undisclosed role, and Former “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly is in talks to take on a role as a female lead with some insiders suggesting that “she would play the daughter of Pym (Douglas) and Lang’s love interest.”

Edgar Wright is directing from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. “Ant-Man” is set to be released on July 17, 2015.

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Source: variety.com