Armie Hammer star of The Lone ranger apparently visited the set ofCaptain America: The Winter Soldier recently, and a lot of people were wondering why. Some speculate that it was because he is going to be joining the Marvel universe in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. There of course could have been any number of reasons why he was visiting the set, but when the actor was questioned about it during a press conference, he answered pretty oddly. Here’s the conversation between Armie hammer and Amy Nicholson:
“So, you and Edgar Wright visited the Captain America 2 set…
Me and Edgar? Who’s Edgar? The actor?
The director. Edgar Wright.
Is this an act? If this is an act, you’re convincing.
No, it’s not an act. Who’s Edgar Wright?
The supposed director of Ant-Man.
Ant-Man? Oh! Wait! You think you know something! No, there’s nothing! What do you know? What’s the rumor?
That you were spotted on the Captain America 2 set with Edgar Wright.
No, there’s nothing.
I promise. I promise-promise. Ant-Man?
You’re saying it like you’ve never heard of him before.
No, I know the character Ant-Man—like, the comic book character.
You can’t tell me that this is the first time you’ve heard the rumor that you’re playing Ant-Man.
First in my life. I swear to god, cross my heart, hope to die. Amy! [Turns to his publicist Amy, who says, ‘”I’ve never heard of that ever ever. Who’s Ant-Man?”] They make him shrink! You’re a news-breaker right there.
Potentially fictitious, apparently.
Well, it works. [Fake enthusiasm] I’m doing Ant-Man, I’m very excited about it. Me and Edgar.
I did go visit the set, though. Not with Edgar.
Just by myself.
Um… a buddy of mine was working on the movie so I just wanted to go say hi.”
This is by no means confirmation on anything, but boy was that weird. He went from pretending to not know anything to admitting he was on the set of Captain America 2 to visit an unnamed friend. It’s probably only a matter of time until this guy gets a comic book movie franchise, he was up for the role of Batman in that Justice League movie that never came to pass.
So would Armie Hammer make a good Ant-man?
Ant-Man is set for November 6th, 2015.