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Simon Pegg pulls a Vin Diesel, the internet reacts

August 16th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

 If it looks familiar it’s basically what Vin Diesel did last month, when he posted an image of himself posing next to a comic book cover at the Marvel offices.

Pegg tweeted several photos of himself visiting Marvel and posing with various props, like a Hulk statue and a Thor hammer. But most intriguing of all is the pic of the actor pointing to an image of Ant-Man. He included the note:

“Fun at Marvel”

We all know that Ant-Man will be brought to life in November of 2015 by Pegg’s longtime buddy and collaborator Edgar Wright.

While we assume this is Pegg having some fun with us, you just never know. What do you think of Simon Pegg as Ant-Man?

UPDATE: Ryan Penagos (Agent M), executive editorial director at Marvel responded to one of the articles posted online by Slashfilm, wondering about Pegg’s potential casting as Ant-Man, and responded on Twitter:

“Nope! We just had him in the NYC office for a tour and a podcast.”


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