Armie Hammer Spotted on 'Captain America 2' Set; Is He Going To Play Ant-Man? [Updated]

Disney Armie Hammer The Lone Ranger No Mask

While Disney and Marvel Studios prepare for the home video release of Iron Man 3 as it nears the end of its theatrical run, and while Captain America 2, Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy overlap production, Marvel's placed the attention of fans even further into the future. Adding to the five confirmed features releasing between and the end of 2015, there are three unannounced Marvel Studios films with dates in 2016-17.

The three projects were made official over the last two weeks, representing the bulk of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which kicks off with Ant-Man in November 2015. With Marvel now expected to release details on their new slate of upcoming projects at Comic-Con next month, will we finally learn who will star in Ant-Man?

Looking past rumors about the two new characters, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, joining Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel, one of the most important characters Marvel must cast in the near future is the protagonist spearheading Phase Three. It may be a stretch, but Armie Hammer (The Social Network) earning his spot in the Disney family by starring as the titular character alongside Disney go-to-man Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger, makes us curious as to whether or not Dsiney and Marvel have him eyed to one day joins Earth's Mightiest. Why would we think that? He recently visited the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier so during Disney's press junket for The Lone Ranger last week, Amy Nicholson asked him.

Ant-Man Movie Costume Helmet
Ant-Man costume from Edgar Wright's test footage

Hammer's awkward, dodgy and at times, funny responses to the topic really got us thinking.

So, you and Edgar Wright visited the Captain America 2 set...

Me and Edgar? Who's Edgar? The actor?

The director. Edgar Wright.

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.

Of what?


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.

With who?

Just by myself.

Any reason?

Um... a buddy of mine was working on the movie so I just wanted to go say hi.

Ant-Man 2015 Release Date

[Update: Armie admitted he was on set visiting a friend but denied that Edgar was there as well. Edgar took to Twitter to say as much, and that he hasn't even met Mr. Hammer.]

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