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Simon Pegg Won’t Play Ant-Man

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Simon Pegg Won’t Play <i>Ant-Man</i>

Edgar Wright has long been attached to direct a feature film adaptation of Ant-Man for Marvel Studios, leaving many fans to wonder whether or not some of the filmmaker’s regulars — like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, for example — will have a role to play in the superhero movie. But don’t get your hopes up; when asked by View London whether or not he’d be interested in playing Hank Pym, Pegg offered a definitive no.

“Ed’s not going to ask me to play Ant-Man,” the actor laughed. “He wants some young – he’ll want, like Chris Evans to do it or one of his new American buddies.”

Chris Evans, despite starring in Wright’s Scott Pilgrim, isn’t exactly a likely contender given the fact that he’s playing Steve Rogers in Captain America, but Pegg still thinks that Marvel will “want some good-looking young American. That’s a Marvel movie – funny-looking British actors don’t play a big part in that unless they’re bad.”

Which isn’t to say bad as in the quality of their acting; instead, Pegg said that he would be interested in playing a villain in the Ant-Man adaptation.

“I don’t think I’d want to play Ant-Man,” he said. “I think it would be more fun to play a villain in that thing. I’d like to play a villain.”

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