Ant-Man: Kevin Feige Gives Away Spoiler And Easter Egg


In an interview with Fandango, Marvel Cinematic Universe godfather Kevin Feige divulges a major spoiler — something we already knew about for some time — and why it’s so important to the overall universe.

SPOILER WARNING: If you really don’t know and don’t want to know, stop reading now

From one of the TV spots, we know that Anthony Mackie’s Falcon will be making an appearance.  Kevin Feige explains why.

"That came about in a really natural way, and it was actually the idea of Paul Rudd and Adam McKay … Peyton Reed had pointed out that in heist films, there’s usually a preheist. There’s usually a little adventure mission the characters need to go on before the primary heist – to get a tool, or get a device.It was Adam and Paul, not coincidentally, who had just seen the final version of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last year – and they said, ‘Oh man, they should have to go to get something and encounter the Falcon — wouldn’t that be cool?’I said that would be cool, and not only that but I also told them we were introducing a whole new Avengers facility at the end of Age of Ultron … So not only could they encounter the Falcon, but it would make sense if he had to go to what he believed was an old Stark facility and was unaware it had now become a major Avengers facility. It sort of naturally spiraled like that."

Feige also gave fans a heads-up in terms of an Easter egg that’s in Ant-Man.

"If you were to freeze the frame when Ant-Man is flying over the Avengers facility, there are new landmarks and buildings in that frame that you won’t see until Captain America: Civil War."

With so many tidbits of information, Ant-Man may warrant more than one viewing.

Set to release in the United States on July 17, 2015, Ant-Man will close out Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is being directed by Peyton Reed, written by Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer, and Adam McKay, and starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross / Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym / Ant-Man.

Remember to check back with us on the morning of July 17, 2015 for our full review of Ant-Man.

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