The Daily Geek: Armie Hammer Is Not Ant-Man, Nathan Fillion Is Your Friend, And More

Welcome to MTV Geek’s daily round-up of all things GEEK from the weird, wild world of the web! Got a cool link? Share it with us on Twitter at twitter.com/mtvgeek!

In this issue: Armie Hammer as Ant-Man, action figure blockbusters, and Fillion is your friend.

ARMIE HAMMER IS NOT ANT-MAN!

The actor and director Edgar Wright were NOT seen together on the set of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Wright said:

SOME OF THESE TOYS ARE PROBABLY BETTER ACTORS!

NextMovie whipped up 9 great posters for blockbusters recast with old school action figures. Head there for more!

GIVEAWAY!

Our buddies at Topless Robot are giving away Ian Doescher’s “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” and a poster.

“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” is:

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

In order to win, all you have to do is write your own “Star Wars” scene in the style of Shakespeare in the comment thread HERE.

MUST READ!

The great Mark Waid lays out how DC’s contracts work:

A whole bunch of fans were asking if I have been or will be compensated for whatever ideas from SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT showed up in MAN OF STEEL. I answered “no, but I’ve no reason to expect compensation,” and thus erupted a wide–but poorly informed–comics-internet discussion about what DC should do, what DC doesn’t do, what contracts are for, and so on and so forth. So since I inadvertently started this conversation, I feel I ought to stretch beyond a 140-character limit to explain basic comics work-for-hire, contracts, etc. Even if you’re “just” in the entertainment industry and not a die-hard comics fan, it’s probably useful to know.

Head to Thrillbent to read the whole thing.

LOOK, A CAR!

Here’s a car from “Tramsformers 4.” It’s a fancy car.

KEEP WISHING!

This shirt by artist Paul Mahar says what I’m sure lots of you secretly hope.

GIANT SPIDERS!

Yup.

Embedded from www.youtube.com.