Earlier this week, we learned that ‘Captain America: Civi War’ almost had a few more combatants, specifically Hope Van Dyne AKA The Wasp. However, in order to give her the grand introduction that she deserves, Marvel Studios decided to save it for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘. Now, not only does studio president Kevin Feige weigh in on keeping Evangeline Lilly’s character out of the Russo’s upcoming Phase Three film, but he drops a few hints at what we may see from Peyton Reed’s follow-up to ‘Ant-Man’.
During an interview with /Film, Feige gave another perspective regarding the decision to save the Wasp for her franchise’s next film rather than burying her debut as a hero under a whole lot of tension between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark:
“We did [talk about it]. Wasp was in early versions of that [big fight] sequence as well, but we said we want to save that for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ because that’s so much what the movie is going to be about: her as a hero. We also wanted… Joe and Anthony [Russo] said they needed something big to turn the battle, and that just seemed like the greatest way to do that.”
Definitely solid reasoning from the House of Ideas, but did you catch that bit about what ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is going to be about? Well, it doesn’t stop there because another huge element of ‘Civil War’ will apparently carry over into that film. It’s not really a SPOILER since there are toys floating around already, but Scott Lang will introduce Giant Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he sides with Cap in a few weeks. However, it seems like we won’t be seeing the last of that mantle when the war is over:
“It’s usually pretty organic [deciding which characters to use]. Because, again, we’re a relatively small group at Marvel Studios, so everybody knows what everyone else is doing. I saw some… let’s just say that, when something cool pops up in one of the other movies, people want to use it in upcoming movies.”
It’s not all that surprising that we’ll see Giant Man again, but now I’m curious about how they’ll incorporate him into Scott Lang’s next great adventure. We have a way to go before the script is finished and the people involved start talking about it, but it will be fun to start speculating as the next chapter of the MCU unfolds very soon.
What do you think about Kevin Feige’s revelations about ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’? Are you excited to see what Peyton Reed has up his sleeve for his next Marvel movie? And are you glad that they’re saving Hope Van Dyne’s heroic reveal? Let us know in the comments.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ hits theaters on July 6, 2018.
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