Has Marvel Found Its ‘Ant-Man’ In Paul Rudd?

'Anchorman 2' star is reportedly in negotiations to star in the upcoming super hero flick.

Paul Rudd could be going from national newscaster to superhero, if Marvel has its way.

The “Anchorman 2″ star is in early negotiations to star in “Ant-Man,” though the studio offered no comment. The casting move was first reported by The Wrap.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt had also been among those rumored to be considered for the part, but Gordon-Levitt also could be headed in a different comic book direction with “Sandman.” Earlier this week, Deadline reported that the 32-year-old is finalizing a deal to produce the Warner Bros. project with plans to potentially star and direct, as well.

As for “Ant-Man,” Rudd would play the character whose alter-ego is scientist Henry Pym, who invents a substance allowing him to change his size and communicate with insects. Edgar Wright is directing and co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. Wright most recently helmed 2013′s “The World’s End” and before that, 2010′s “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”

“Ant-Man” already has a scheduled release date of July 31, 2015.

Aside from the “Anchorman” sequel, Rudd’s IMDb page indicates he’s wide open for projects. The actor last filmed the indie “They Came Together” opposite Cobie Smulders and Michael Shannon.