Simon Pegg Keen on Playing the Villain of Edgar Wright's Ant-Man Movie

Simon Pegg Keen on Playing the Villain of Edgar Wright's <i>Ant-Man</i> Movie

The Shaun of the Dead actor explains his lack of interest in playing the lead in longtime-buddy Edgar Wright's Ant-Man film, but wouldn't mind the evildoer. Check it Out!



Attending the premiere of his latest venture Burke and Hare, English actor Simon Pegg, known for one of his many collaborations with director Edgar Wright; Shaun of the Dead, was drawn into questions regarding Wright's early-staged Ant-Man movie. In an excerpt from an interview with London View’s Matthew Turner, Pegg answers...

Would you play Ant-Man if they asked you to?
"Ed's not going to ask me to play Ant-Man! He wants some young – he'll want, like Chris Evans to do it or one of his new American buddies."

Evans can't be Captain America AND Ant-Man though.
"Oh, that's true. Yeah, that's true. I don't know – I don't think I'd want to play Ant-Man. I think it would be more fun to play a villain in that thing. I'd like to play a villain. But no, they're going to 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."

You can play scientists! Henry Pym's a scientist.
"Yeah, scientists, but not scientists that turn into size-shifting superheroes. It's like Bruce Campbell should have played Spider-Man, you know?"



I remember back when Marvel Studios announced their lineup of independently produced films. And when word came that Edgar Wright was lined up to direct the Ant-Man, It was said to be as a pure comedy, with Simon Pegg instantly attached to play the Astonishing Avenger. While that was purely speculated, I'd love to see Pegg in this Marvel film. And being that theres only three 'Ant-Man' villains I can see easily translated to film - Egghead, Protector, and Doctor Nemesis - who do you think Pegg could play in the Marvel Universe?
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