Simon Pegg Confirms He Is Not Playing ‘Ant-Man’!

The actor discusses the rumor he started by simply pointing at a photo while visiting Marvel last week.

Simon Pegg wants you to grow up, because he is not playing Ant-Man
Simon Pegg wants you to grow up, because he is not playing Ant-Man
All you have to do is stand in front of, or point at, a picture nowadays, and the Internet goes crazy with speculation. The World's End star Simon Pegg photographed himself visiting Marvel Studios this past week, and happened to pass a mural featuring Ant-Man. Since his friend is directing the movie (The World's End director Edgar Wright), he decided to point at the character, and within minutes, sites such as ours claimed that the British actor might be playing the part. Hey, it worked for Vin Diesel!

Simon Pegg has stepped forward to clarify the injustice that has been heaped upon him. Though, being a massive geek himself, he should have known this would happen. He confirms that he is 'NOT' playing Ant-Man, and that we should all grow up. (Am I wrong or is he the one playing with Thor's hammer? And he's telling us to grow up?)

About that infamous finger pointing, this is what Simon Pegg had to say.

"Oh, man, I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe the amount of importance people placed on it. It seemed ridiculous to me. Even though it's a film that my best friend is making, there are far more important things to be tweeting about than me pointing at a painting. You know what it was? I was at Marvel doing a podcast and I had my picture taken with the Hulk and Thor. And then I was having my picture taken by the big mural and I was like, "There's Ant-Man!," because Edgar's doing Ant-Man. So, I pointed at it and the next thing I know, it's like "He's Ant-Man!" I mean, grow up!"

Simon continued, revealing that he does not wish to appear in every movie that his friend makes.

"Yeah, what's funny is that I read Edgar's script for Ant-Man and it's going to be great. I'm very excited about it and I can't wait. I love watching stuff that Edgar directs that I'm not in. I love watching Nick [Frost] because I can be a bit more objective about it. I'm not so invested in it personally...I can actually sit back and be a fan. Like, I love Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and I was so happy that film was so good because I was so proud of Edgar. And I'm very proud Edgar's going to be doing a Marvel movie and I can't wait to see it. I don't want to be in it, in a way, not that he'd want me to be in it, either, because we have to keep our different houses separate. I can't be in everything Edgar does. It would be a shame; our own little brand exists in a bubble we have to kind of protect. It would almost sully that."

He also spoke about the possibility of Edgar Wright directing Star Trek 3.

"Yeah, it would be kind of weird. Not that he couldn't direct Star Trek, I'm sure he'd do a great job. He did shoot one shot in Star Trek Into Darkness. There's one shot, not a scene. It's like three seconds of some Klingon getting shot. He was on set and J.J. Abrams went, "Can you do that one?" I wasn't even on set that day."

Here are the infamous photos and tweets.

Fun at Marvel 1

"Fun at Marvel #3"

Fun at Marvel 2

"Fun at Marvel #2"

Fun at Marvel 3

"Fun at Marvel #1"

Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.

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Comments (16)

  1. Sean

    @bane5000 I completely agree.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic ...It better worth all this wait and speculation is all I know sir

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    be a good casting call though

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Sean

    @bane5000 Yeah, Maybe they are planning on surprising everyone with who will be playing the role. But, they are taking an awful long time on that.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic ...I'm sure they do already have someone hired or in mind for the role, I'm just hoping that making us wait is either to surprise us all and hopefully not doubt on their part whether they even wanna make an Ant Man film, thinking it might not be as successfull as they may hope.

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. Sean

    @bane5000 Oh, I see. I wish they would announce who is playing Ant-Man already. I'm sure they've already hired an actor for the role by now.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic ...At this point, to be honest, I have no idea who or even who to suggest to play Ant Man. I'm sure marvel has something or someone up their sleeves, but I'm hoping they don't put to much pressure on themselves that they just pick someone who more convenient for them than someone who's best fitted for the role.

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Sean

    @bane5000 Who you think will play Ant-Man ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    OK! .....and life moves on!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. Hideki Ryuga


    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  11. Bane5000

    @themoviefanatic...If anything, Marvel is gonna surprise us as to who they are gonna choose as Ant Man, whether it will be a pleasant or controversial one , time will tell...just hope it'll be worth all this wait and speculating.

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  12. Joshua Hollaway

    Simon Pegg owned you guys. Also, "All you have to do is stand in front of, or point at, a picture nowadays, and the Internet goes crazy with speculation." Isnt this site known for doing such things?I got a chuckle out of that statement

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  13. Sean

    @Brizzy They should announce who will be playing Ant-Man already! I mean, How much longer are they going to have us waiting for that casting announcement ?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. Brizzy

    @eddie584 He didn't neccesarily cuss at them or anything, calm down..
    Also, we all already knew this.. Even the people speculating knew this!

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  15. Sean

    @eddie584 I think he did.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Eddie584

    did he just tell his fans to grow up? I don't get why people get so bugged at fans speculating?

    2 years agoby @eddie584Flag

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