A recent press junket to promote Walt Disney Pictures’ western adventure THE LONE RANGER, lead Armie Hammer, who plays the masked deliverer of Justice, John Reid, was asked about a rumoured visit to the set of Marvel sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER with Edgar Wright. When pressed if he may be involved in Wright’s forthcoming ANT-MAN adaptation, Hammer convincingly gave nothing away but his responses that he doesn’t even know who Edgar Wright is, offer more than playful insight to the project. However, he does confirm he did visit. Read on!
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.
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