Paul Rudd has been cast as Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's superhero film about a scientist who can shrink himself down to the size of an insect.
Marvel Studios announced Rudd's casting in the film "Ant-Man" on Thursday.
The 44-year-old actor is starring in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." He'll play scientist Henry "Hank" Pym, who uses a chemical substance to change his size to fight crime.
The comic book studio says in a statement Rudd was its first choice for Ant-Man and his casting reflects its "desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes."
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Wright is the British comedy director of "The World's End." He's been developing the film since 2006.
Disney will release "Ant-Man" in July 2015.