UPDATED: It was a shout-out, not a hint! Simon Pegg visits Marvel and uses Twitter to flame controversy over Ant-Man
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:
FFS the Internet, all I did was point at the central character in my dear friend's next movie, because I'm excited for him. #iamantman— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 16, 2013
Oh wait, I fucked up that hashtag. It was supposed to be #iamnotantman— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 16, 2013
I am however going to play Antnan, a film about the adventures of a tiny grandmother. #iamantnan— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 16, 2013
Though we might be reaching, it seems that Simon Pegg is trying to put the internet into a frenzy.
Fun at Marvel #3 pic.twitter.com/2hcVhG7695 Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 15, 2013
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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