Check out the latest Marvel casting news below:
- Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) is reportedly being eyed for an unspecified role in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, which opens July 31, 2015.
- Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula) is set to join Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron in a villainous role, and is reportedly signed for multiple pictures. The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
Hit the jump for more on both films.
First up from Latino Review is news that Collins Jr. may be joining Ant-Man. There’s no word as to what role he would play or if an offer has even been extended, but if it turns out to be true, then Collins Jr. would be joining a cast that includes Paul Rudd, the recently added Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña who’s currently in talks. Collins Jr. most recently starred in Pacific Rim on the big screen, and will next appear in Wally Pfister’s Transcendence.
In related Marvel news, Heat Vision reports that Kretschmann is set to board The Avengers: Age of Ultron. His role might be a bit spoilery, so avoid reading further if that sort of thing upsets you. About a month ago, we reported that the secondary villain in the superhero sequel would be none other than long-standing comic antagonist Baron Von Strucker. It looks like Kretschmann will be taking on the role of the Baron, “an antagonist for both Captain America (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) … [who] was a Nazi officer who becomes one of the heads of HYDRA, a terrorist organization.” Rumor has it that the Baron will be responsible for introducing the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to the fray. The report also cites a multi-picture deal for Kretschmann, so perhaps he’ll appear sooner than 2015.