Edgar Wright who co-wrote and directed The World’s End is also set to direct Ant-Man as his next film giving Pegg the opportunity to spread rumors that he could end up playing the title character in the Marvel film. After all, Pegg himself shot down the non-rumor with some new tweets:
@slashfilm Nope! We just had him in the NYC office for a tour and a podcast.— Ryan Penagos BLACK LIVES MATTER (@AgentM) August 15, 2013
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— Pegg News (@simonpegg) August 16, 2013
The World’s End opens in theaters on August 23rd, 2013, while Ant-Man is not due in theaters until 2015. Do you think Pegg is just playing a game with Twitter?
Oh wait, I fucked up that hashtag. It was supposed to be #iamnotantman— Pegg News (@simonpegg) August 16, 2013