UPDATE: Armie Hammer Seen on the Set of The Winter Soldier; Rumor Suggests He Could be Playing Ant-Man
UPDATE: Not surprisingly, the director of Ant-Man, Edgar Wright, has taken to his Twitter account to deny the rumor discussed below.
“But… I haven’t been on the Cap 2 set…Or met Mr. Hammer…I am pretty sure I have been in a dark room in London this whole time”
I’d think he’d deny the rumor even it were true, wanting to make an official announcement. However, I think this was wishful thinking to begin with. As usual, time will tell on who will actually sign on to play the lead role role in the highly anticipated adaptation of Ant-Man. You can read the original story below.
Disney is just over a week away from releasing what they hope to be a new tent-pole franchise in The Lone Ranger, which is based on the American media icon of the same name. The film sees Johnny Depp take on the role of Tonto, while Armie Hammer, star of the acclaimed Social Network, has donned the mask and plays The Lone Ranger himself. Looking further ahead, Disney, along with Marvel Studios, recently set dates for three unknown films, which will likely be part of their planned “Phase 3″ of films. We should know more about those films after next month’s San Diego Comic-Con. We do know, however, that Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man film will get the ball rolling for the third phase of films in November of 2015. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about that film, mainly who will be filling the role of the title character. A new rumor may give us an idea.
The Lone Ranger’s Armie Hammer was recently spotted on the set of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and while doing some press work for his latest film, Hammer was asked about his visit to the set and his response will certainly make you raise an eyebrow, as it is rather quirky and dodgy, but I think it’s a bit of a stretch. Here’s how the conversation went down:
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.
As you can see, he goes from completely denying being there, to saying that he did indeed visit the set to say hello to a friend who is working on the film. Again, it’s a bit of a stretch and I certainly wouldn’t put too much faith in it. Hammer is an up-and-coming actor and should The Lone Ranger be a success (the film isn’t tracking well and the buzz is lower than Disney would like it to be), Hammer’s popularity could skyrocket. Marvel would be smart to nab him up for a role before he gets to be too expensive. Not that Marvel is cheap or anything.
For now, I’d file this one under rumor and see how it plays out. With Marvel planning to have a large presence once again in Hall H of the SDCC, I’d expect to have some big announcements, including associating a project with the three mystery release dates and possibly some big casting news. Remember, we still have two characters that don’t have an actor associated with them in Guardians of the Galaxy: Groot and Rocket. In the mean time, you can check out Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger when it opens next week. What do you think? Would Hammer make a good Ant-Man?
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Source : Screen Rant