'All I did was point at the central character in my dear friend's next movie, because I'm excited for him,' the 'Star Trek' actor clarifies.
Earlier today, Simon Pegg fueled rumors that he might star as "Ant-Man" in the movie directed and co-written by his frequent collaborator, Edgar Wright. The 43-year-old British actor uploaded three pictures he took during his visit at Marvel Studios. The first two feature him standing next to Hulk figure and having fun with Thor's hammer.
Meanwhile, in the last image, Pegg has his index finger pointing at the Ant-Man picture on the wall in a way that reminds fans of how Vin Diesel previously hinted at his Marvel involvement. However, the "Hot Fuzz" star now slams the reports which, according to him, are not true at all.
"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," Pegg writes on Twitter. Ryan Penagos, executive editorial director at Marvel, also clarifies through a tweet which reads, "Nope! We just had him in the NYC office for a tour and a podcast."
Before Pegg, Armie Hammer was linked to the coveted role, with rumors suggesting that he was personally approached by Edgar Wright when visiting "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" set.
"I did go visit the set, though. Not with Edgar. Um... a buddy of mine was working on the movie so I just wanted to go say hi," the leading man in "The Lone Ranger" said.