Ant-Man: Original Opening Scene Had Hank Pym In Suit


Ant-Man is, for the most part, a Scott Lang story. Sure, Hank Pym invented the technology that makes his size-changing powers possible, and we see in a couple of flashbacks that he once wore the Ant-Man suit himself performing missions on behalf of the government. But if director Peyton Reed’s original vision would have survived intact, we would have seen even more of Pym in action.

Reed actually filmed a sequence intended to open the movie that would have given moviegoers an even more extensive look at the original Ant-Man. It just didn’t make it to the film’s final cut, but the way he described it to Cinema Blend sounds very intriguing indeed.

"It was basically a standalone sequence where you really did not see it was Hank Pym. He was retrieving some microfilm from this, originally Cuban general and then it because a Panamanian general … It really was designed in those early drafts to be almost like a Bond movie standalone scene in the beginning. It was going to show the powers. You never saw Ant-Man, it almost felt like an Invisible Man sequence, and it’s really, really cool."

For both geographical and story reasons, Reed said the scene didn’t really fit in with the rest of the movie. It’s hard to argue that, considering that Pym’s story plays out just fine in the theatrical cut. That said, with the director saying that fans could still see the scene at some point down the road, we might not have to wonder what it’s like forever. After all, there’s an Ant-Man Blu-ray release coming at some point that’s going to need some bonus features, so … Just a thought.

(via Cinema Blend by way of Comic Book Resources)

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