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Wyldstaar 8/16/2013 2:55:28 PM

While I don't have any problem with Pegg being cast as Ant-Man, I don't believe it's very likely.  This is just hype building, much like Vin Diesel did recently by posing for a pic next to a poster of an old Avengers comic cover with Giant-Man prominently displayed next to him.  From what Joss Wheddon said in interviews for The Avengers, he didn't have any input regarding what characters would be used.  In the case of The Avengers however, the casting was done before Joss even came onboard.  Wright may be able to control casting more than Wheddon, since his character is making a first appearance.

 

millean 8/16/2013 3:44:03 PM

 I think he could do a good job with this.  Besides Star Trek, don't forget he was in one of the Mission Impossible movies.  I think he could do serious stuff.  Jim Carrey and Robin Williams are great serious actors when they want to be.  A little humor is always good in any kind of movie anyway, if you ask me.

 

BunyonSnipe 8/16/2013 4:49:52 PM

I have met him a few times and I think he could do a pretty great Hank Pym or Eric O'Grady...

Scott Lang will prolly be played by your typical Hollywood type...

 

BunyonSnipe 8/16/2013 4:53:00 PM

But I think Lang and O'grady will be merged into one character...

My money would be Pegg having a cameo as Hank Pym creating the Pym Particles in the 1960s with another John Slattery cameo as Howard Stark...

redhairs99 8/16/2013 5:57:53 PM

 I'm always down to see Simon Pegg in just about any flick.  Being that I don't know a damn thing about Antman other than his ability to shrink in size, I have no problem with this.  

That said, this picture and the rumors it created is highly speculative.  I don't put much stock in this pic meaning anything more than who Simon said in his tweet about being excited for his buddy.

Kaziklu 8/16/2013 6:39:47 PM

 Is this a sequal to Antboy? 

redvector 8/17/2013 10:47:22 AM

This I believe is Pegg mocking Vin Diesel posing in front of the Avengers poster and a poster of Groot.

Tommygunner9 8/17/2013 10:54:32 AM

 I think this dude is ok in his little British comedies but as far as him headlining a major marvel movie.I would be kinda pissed to see him.That role should go to an actor like Adrian Brody or Nathan Fillion.Just can't see this dude as an avenger.

blankczech 8/18/2013 1:00:21 PM

  For the life of me I can't see a mainstream audience (the general populace), flocking to theatres to see an Antman movie.

Wright says this will not be a spoof but will have humorous elements. This (movie concept) has been kicking around Hollywood since 2010. Wright and Cornish have all ready done 3 drafts of the script. I'm thinking Antman will be a light movie for the whole family with lots of (Christmas 2015 ) toy tie ins. Typical Disney marketing stuff. I also expect plenty of humorous scenes like those in the Avengers where the Hulk sucker punched Thor or mopped the floor with Loki, which made the kids jump for joy. Cameo appearances by Lilli Tomlin (the Incredible Shrinking Woman) and Rick Moranis (Honey I Shrunk the Kids) would add to the fun... (yes, I'm being facetious)

On many levels Simon Pegg actually seems like a better choice to play Antman than Mark Ruffalo did to play Dr. Banner.

Personally...I would have preferred a more serious movie based on Image Comics super heroine "The Ant" than one about the little Antman. I think The Ant has a much more compelling back story.

WarCry 8/18/2013 6:42:02 PM

 As far as "broad audience appeal", I think it's amazing how people still underestimate the draw for comic book films. 10 years ago, who would have seen comic book movies holding 40% of the top 5 grossing movies of all time (2 out of the top 5)?

 

Here's how you get crowds in to see Ant-Man:

"From the Studio that brought you Iron Man and Avengers, and the Director of Shaun of the Dead comes...."

 

Millean, he was actually in the last two M:i film, M:i III and Ghost Protocol.

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