Simon Pegg Tweets Picture of Himself Pointing to Ant-Man in Marvel Office; Internet Assumes Simon Pegg Is Starring in ANT-MAN

     August 15, 2013

ant-man-simon-pegg

Simon Pegg is a funny guy.  He’s also smart.  The Internet rumor machine was kicked into high gear earlier today when Pegg tweeted a photo of himself at the Marvel offices pointing to a picture of the Marvel comics character Ant-Man.  Given that filmmaker Edgar Wright—Pegg’s friend and frequent collaborator—is set to direct Ant-Man as his next film, some folks took this as a hint or outright confirmation that Pegg was poised to star in the feature film adaptation of the sometimes-tiny superhero.  Hit the jump for more, including the “photo of interest.”

Pegg is currently in the middle of the US press tour for his new film The World’s End (co-written and directed by Wright), and today he stopped by the Marvel offices to participate in a podcast.  The actor subsequently took to Twitter to share images from his visit, and after tweeting photos of him holding Thor’s hammer and standing underneath Hulk, Pegg shared the following image:

 simon-pegg-ant-man

So, does this mean that Pegg is starring in Ant-Man?  It’s possible.  It’s also possible that Nathan Fillion is starring in Ant-Man.  Or Nick Frost.  Or Brad Pitt.  The fact is, no one has announced any casting for the film.  We don’t even know which iteration of Ant-Man will be the main character in Wright’s pic.  The film isn’t slated for release until November 2015, and filming likely won’t get underway until well into next year, so firm casting decisions probably haven’t even been made yet.

Again, Simon Pegg is not stupid.  He knew exactly what he was doing when he posted that picture of him pointing to Ant-Man, and the internet predictably went into assumption/rumor mode.  While it’s possible that Pegg could end up playing the title character in the Marvel film years from now, you can enjoy a spectacular Pegg/Wright collaboration in just one short week when The World’s End (which is great) opens in theaters on August 23rd.

ant-man-slice

Tags

Around The Web

Latest News

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Toys Revealed; Will Be Available as Comic-Con Exclusives

Mattel will show off 'Batman v Superman'-related Barbies, Hot Wheels, and more at Comic-Con.

Channing Tatum Talks GAMBIT, Card Tricks, Cajun Accents, and Costumes

'Gambit' producer Reid Carolin also chimes in on the shared world of the X-Men hero.

MONOPOLY Movie Passes Go with Lionsgate, Hasbro, and Screenwriter Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol will pen the screenplay and collect $200.

Whatever Happened to Marvel One-Shots?

Kevin Feige comments on the status of the short films.

New STEVE JOBS Trailer Shows the Diabolical Terror Who Created the Future

Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, and Jeff Daniels also star in Danny Boyle's unique biopic.

Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons Depart KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming ‘King Kong’-inspired movie starts filming at the end of the year.

James Gunn on ANT-MAN: “Favorite Marvel Film Since Jon Favreau’s IRON MAN”

'Ant-Man' opens July 17, 2015.

Official MAGIC MIKE XXL Trailer Reveals the Goods

The stripper sequel opens in theaters today.

First LONDON HAS FALLEN Trailer Takes Down Historic Monuments

The sequel to 'Olympus Has Fallen' opens Stateside January 22, 2016.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Coming to Comic-Con Says Bryan Singer

Expect the first footage and probably cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, and more.

Page 1 of 4,02312345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>