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UPDATED: It was a shout-out, not a hint! Simon Pegg visits Marvel and uses Twitter to flame controversy over Ant-Man

08.16.2013

UPDATED: As we already knew, Pegg was just giving a shout-out to his friend Wright but the joking between the two of them about the "news" is hilarious:

Though we might be reaching, it seems that Simon Pegg is trying to put the internet into a frenzy.

Exhibit A:

With pal and long time collaborator Edgar Wright set to direct ANT-MAN, many have figured that he would find someone amongst his own crew to play Hank Pym. The first name that's always popped up is Pegg's-- he has yet to take part in any comic franchise though we figured it would have already happened by now.

Is Pegg the right guy for the job? Is he telling us he wants the job? Is this more than just a tour of Marvel Studios? We know you've been there, you cheeky bastard. He's pointing right at Ant-Man! But what our instincts tell us is that naturally he knows what kind of response he's going to get when he does something like that. Sure, that's his friends movie, but without even the slightest denial or even a confirmation, we've had nothing to go on when it comes to who will take the role.

Way to set the internet on fire. That'll do Pegg, that'll do.

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1:13PM on 08/16/2013
Simon Pegg as Christian Grey and Nick Frost as Anastasia Steele has my morbid curiosity. These two should go shoot a parody trailer now and thank Edgar Wright for the idea!
Simon Pegg as Christian Grey and Nick Frost as Anastasia Steele has my morbid curiosity. These two should go shoot a parody trailer now and thank Edgar Wright for the idea!
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10:13AM on 08/16/2013
I've seen him in too many funnies...to think he could play this role...but then...it's about a guy called Ant Man...perhaps Wright will play it for laughs (he excels at comedy action). As for "would find someone amongst his own crew to play Hank Pym", I expect someone from Wirght's crew to have some role in this movie.
I've seen him in too many funnies...to think he could play this role...but then...it's about a guy called Ant Man...perhaps Wright will play it for laughs (he excels at comedy action). As for "would find someone amongst his own crew to play Hank Pym", I expect someone from Wirght's crew to have some role in this movie.
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3:25AM on 08/16/2013
I think I'm gonna post a picture of me standing in front of a Marvel poster as well. This is like a meme going on with these celebrities! :))
I think I'm gonna post a picture of me standing in front of a Marvel poster as well. This is like a meme going on with these celebrities! :))
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11:28PM on 08/15/2013

Simon Pegg will probably be in Antman, but not as Antman.

No clue who should be Antman though.
No clue who should be Antman though.
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10:51PM on 08/15/2013
I think Pegg would make an interesting good Ant-Man, but my personal choice would be Aaron Eckhart.

I'm really surprised we haven't heard of any actors yet or a short list to play Ant-Man yet.
I think Pegg would make an interesting good Ant-Man, but my personal choice would be Aaron Eckhart.

I'm really surprised we haven't heard of any actors yet or a short list to play Ant-Man yet.
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10:11PM on 08/15/2013
Vin Diesel has been doing the same kind of thing on his Facebook page. He has put up 3 different pics of Marvel characters, including Pym, & said that he has met with marvel. Drives the fans nuts.
Vin Diesel has been doing the same kind of thing on his Facebook page. He has put up 3 different pics of Marvel characters, including Pym, & said that he has met with marvel. Drives the fans nuts.
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9:58PM on 08/15/2013
Fillion! Fillion! Fillion!

Someone had to say it...
Fillion! Fillion! Fillion!

Someone had to say it...
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9:56PM on 08/15/2013
Was there a Fun at Marvel #1 and #2 post as well?


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edit, yeah there was and it was a pic of him holding Thor's hammer and him standing beside a Hulk display. He already said he's not going to play Ant-Man in a follow up tweet and he also just tweeted that Edgar Wright just signed on to direct Thundercats at Fox.
Was there a Fun at Marvel #1 and #2 post as well?


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edit, yeah there was and it was a pic of him holding Thor's hammer and him standing beside a Hulk display. He already said he's not going to play Ant-Man in a follow up tweet and he also just tweeted that Edgar Wright just signed on to direct Thundercats at Fox.
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9:29PM on 08/15/2013
Probably playing the comic relief science lab side-kick
Probably playing the comic relief science lab side-kick
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9:51PM on 08/15/2013
my exact thoughts.
my exact thoughts.
1:54AM on 08/16/2013
named Scott Lang?
named Scott Lang?
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9:18PM on 08/15/2013

Set the internet on fire?

Over Ant-Man? HA. VERY unlikely

Over Ant-Man? HA. VERY unlikely

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1:41PM on 08/16/2013
The internet was design to whip nerds up into a frenzy over meangingless shit. Just look at these strike back threads.
The internet was design to whip nerds up into a frenzy over meangingless shit. Just look at these strike back threads.
9:15PM on 08/15/2013

nice, but no

i think he'd do a great Ant-man, but the choice is too obvious. They are just using the opurtunity to mess with people
i think he'd do a great Ant-man, but the choice is too obvious. They are just using the opurtunity to mess with people
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9:14PM on 08/15/2013
I'm a Pegg fan, but I don't know if I love him as Ant Man. But honestly I cannot come up with who else I would like in the role.
I'm a Pegg fan, but I don't know if I love him as Ant Man. But honestly I cannot come up with who else I would like in the role.
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9:01PM on 08/15/2013
It's like Vin Diesel standing next to that picture of Giant-Man, just as thor333us pointed out. I know there was an early rumour about Alan Tudyk being Ant-Man; I think that would be neat.
It's like Vin Diesel standing next to that picture of Giant-Man, just as thor333us pointed out. I know there was an early rumour about Alan Tudyk being Ant-Man; I think that would be neat.
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8:44PM on 08/15/2013
Crafty bastard.

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Crafty bastard.

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8:42PM on 08/15/2013

WHAT!

That's crazy, he's awesome for doing that.

That is a [link] choice
That's crazy, he's awesome for doing that.

That is a [link] choice
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8:38PM on 08/15/2013
He's just pulling a Vin Diesel, he'll probably voice Rocket Raccoon.
He's just pulling a Vin Diesel, he'll probably voice Rocket Raccoon.
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8:16PM on 08/15/2013
Pegg...you glorious son of a bitch. Nice try!
Pegg...you glorious son of a bitch. Nice try!
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