Taking a page from Vin Diesel’s playbook, The World’s End star Simon Pegg sent the Internet into tizzy last night when he tweeted photos from his recent visit to the Marvel offices, including one shot of himself posing in front of a mural and pointing to Ant-Man.
And just like that, the web exploded with theories about the actor’s possible involvement in Ant-Man, the long-brewing film from his frequent collaborator Edgar Wright.
A few hours after igniting the fire, Pegg returned with, “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” followed quickly by, “Oh wait, I fucked up that hashtag. It was supposed to be #iamnotantman.” Pegg then tried to deflect with a joke: “Why is no one talking about the real news sweeping the Internet?! RT @Variety Edgar Wright to helm Thundercats for @20thcenturyfox.”
This isn’t the first time Pegg has used his Twitter account to drum up geek controversy. In June the Hot Fuzz star teased his audience about returning to Spaced.
Considering the long friendship between Wright and Pegg going back to the days of Spaced, and the fact that Pegg has appeared in most of Wright’s films, people are going to talk about the actor’s possible involvement in the project until the finished film is on the big screen.
Ant-Man is set to open Nov. 6, 2015.