Actor Simon Pegg ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," "Star Trek") took a break from his press tour for "The World's End" to visit Marvel recently. Pegg spoke on his love for the Incredible Hulk, especially the 1970's television series and his experience when he met Lou Ferrigno at a comic book convention for the first time. When the topic of the upcoming film "Marvel's Ant-Man" came up in conversation he stated "I'm looking forward to visiting Edgar [Wright, director of 'Marvel's Ant-Man'] on set. As a friend and confidante, I got to read the script, and it looks awesome."
Pegg talked of his experience at San Diego Comic-Con this year as he walked the floor in a Boba Fett fan-made Mandalorian helmet which said "You've got red on you" and included a cricket bat replacing the normal antenna. He stated that his assistant Claire overnighted him a "Shaun of the Dead" t-shirt to wear with the ink stain and nametag. As he walked the floor, someone stopped to ask for his autograph and he immediately realized he had forgotten to take off his Comic-Con badge with his name on it. He also spoke about being a fan like the rest of us and that after signings he would hop in line to get autographs from other celebrities with the same people who had just been in line to get autographs from him.
While speaking about "The World's End," Pegg called it extremely personal for him and he genuinely wants it to do well. The film comes out in theaters on Friday, August 23.
For more from Simon's visit to Marvel, see an exclusive video and photos below!