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    With Paul Rudd On Board as 'Ant-Man,' Edgar Wright's Vision for the Marvel Film Comes Into Focus

    Now that Paul Rudd has officially been cast as "Ant-Man" in Edgar Wright's upcoming Marvel film, a few things are coming into focus. This casting suggests that Wright is going for a comedic tone -- not too surprising.

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    Marvel's Found Their Little Guy: Paul Rudd Will Play 'Ant-Man'

    "Oh, that's all rumor, man. There's nothing I know, sorry," Paul Rudd said last week about his rumored participation in Marvel's "Ant-Man." Fibs? Couldn't speak to it yet? Well, the "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" actor is apparently now in early talks to play the lead character, presumably Hank P...

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    Will Ferrell Creates Cable News in 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

    Cable news, and CNN in particular, is already such a compromised, pandering mess that it seems beyond parody. Still, there is something hilarious in the idea that a journalistic doofus like Ron Burgundy -- all hair and over-enunciation -- was the first to float the concept that shaped 24-hour news a...

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    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

    At a time when so many comedies try to push the boundary lines of raunchiness as far as they can, this one deals in another, much rarer, commodity: sheer silliness.

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    Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd & More

    Heading into "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," the question shouldn't be whether or not the sequel can top the original, because the answer is already obvious: it can't. When "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" arrived, it was Will Ferrell's first stab at leading a movie on his own, and the b...

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    For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Unsung Male Performances from 2013

    While 2013 was certainly a banner year for women in film, let's look back at eight career-best and breakthrough male performances that have been critically unsung at the tail-end of this year as awards roll in and showier performances chew the spotlight.

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    Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

    It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Contin...

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    WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

    Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.

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    Watch: 2 New Trailers For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell & Steve Carell

    Now, these are more like it. Only earlier today, we were talking around the Playlist water cooler about how the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which has involved a slightly underwhelming teaser trailer, Will Ferrell shooting 70 (!) in-character Dodge Durango ads, and as of yesterda...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paul Rudd Front-Runners For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

    Well, if a place can be found for Vin Diesel in the Marvel-verse then anything is possible. That said, the two names emerging as front-runners for "Ant-Man" are surprising, but not exactly unpleasant.

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