According to Cinema Blend on Dec. 11, Simon Pegg, who is known for his roles in quite a few if director Edgar Wright's films, explains why he should not star in the "Ant-Man" movie. Pegg, who has starred in "Shaun of the Dead", "Hot Fuzz", and "The World's End", feels that this would disallow his friend and director the inability the spread his wings as a director if he were entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“If I was Edgar, I wouldn't cast me in Ant-Man, because I think he obviously has to spread his wings as a director and be seen not to just come with me as a package. Same with Nick. We need to do things separately so we don’t ultimately get seen as coming as a double act. You know, Ant-Man would be enormous fun to be in, but I think Ant-Man himself has to be a lot younger than me for a start. And there probably isn't a part for me. If Edgar asked me, I’d think about it. But as his friend and his lawyer, I would advise strongly against asking me".
Also when discussing the stand alone format of the "Ant-Man" film, Pegg did express the he thought that the films do well as a solo act as they are connected together as they finally join forces desperately against a common foe in "The Avengers".
Also, the PG-13 rating as labeled for "Ant-Man" is yet another challenge or "muscle" as the filmmaker puts it to work out because he'll be playing to a different age bracket as compared to his more adult-themed projects.
"I like the challenge of making a PG-13 film. Because you've got to entertain in a different way. You don’t have the same tools. It’s also different in terms of Scott Pilgrim. They’re both adaptations. It’s nice to be able to do an adaptation".
"Ant-Man" is scheduled to be released on July 31, 2015.