Now that the holidays are finally over, we can all move on to more important things – like breathlessly reporting every casting rumor that comes down the pike for all of the upcoming superhero movies! The latest rumor involves Marvel's adaptation of 'Ant-Man,' a character even hardcore comic geeks don't seem to be that interested in seeing on the big screen. Undaunted, the big M is moving ahead with plans to bring the character to the masses, probably hoping for an 'Iron Man'-esque crossover hit.

For some time now, the actor garnering the most buzz to play scientist Hank Pym was 'Firefly' star Nathan Fillion. Fillion has become like a more mainstream Bruce Campbell – an actor beloved by the rabid cult of fans who follow his every move, but mostly invisible to the film industry at large. As such, it seems like Fillion's been cast aside on 'Ant-Man,' only to be replaced with a fellow 'Firefly' alumnus – Alan Tudyk. has come into possession of an email from the enigmatically named Mr. Orange that states Tudyk has been cast in the role of Pym and will appear in both 'Ant-Man' and Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers.' Who is this Mr. Orange? No one knows – but he claims to be someone closely involved with Edgar Wright and the 'Ant-Man' production. Thing is, Cinematical has spoken to 'Ant-Man' writer-director Edgar Wright, who shot back the following response: "News to me."

Hit the jump for more of the inside skinny on 'Ant-Man.'
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