ant-man patrick wilsonActor Patrick Wilson may be the latest star to join the "Ant-Man" ensemble, according to multiple industry reports.

Both TheWrap and Deadline write that they have heard from sources who say that Wilson is being eyed for an unspecified leading role in the latest Marvel adaptation, which already stars Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd. Wilson, who starred in the hit horror films "The Conjuring" and "Insidious Chapter 2" last year, is reportedly currently in negotiations with the studio.

Wilson's rumored casting follows the news that both Michael Pena and Evangeline Lilly have been offered parts in "Ant-Man," though neither one has yet signed a deal. As always, Marvel is remaining mum on the casting process.

"Ant-Man" tells the story of scientist Hank Pym (Douglas), who invents technology that allows him to communicate with insects and shrink down to the size of an ant. That technology is later discovered and appropriated by reformed thief Scott Lang (Rudd), who becomes the new Ant-Man.

TheWrap reports that Marvel "has been searching for another charismatic leading man, a description that fits Wilson." Only time -- or perhaps director Edgar Wright -- will tell if the actor makes the final cut.

"Ant-Man" hits theaters on July 31, 2015.
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