Director Peyton Reed has shared a massive twist that almost made its way into ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ Michelle Pfeiffer‘s Janet van Dyne was almost a villain in the film! After being hinted at still being alive in ‘Ant-Man’ and the primary focus of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne, and Michael Douglas’s Hang Pym being to find Janet in this film, that would have been a shocking revelation for audiences to see.
After Hank saved Janet from the Quantum Realm, we found out there were still many mysteries about the character as she was able to save Ghost with her new powers. However, during a recent interview, Reed was asked if he had any thoughts on the fan theory that Janet could be a villain. While he initially somewhat changed the subject during his response, the director did share that the idea had been on the table:
” We had so many discussions as we were first formulating the story. It was the big question in the movie: is Janet still alive down there after 30 years? Who is she now? How’s she been affected by the environment? It was the one thing that we really sort of had to formulate, what was going to happen to her, what it was going to lead to next, and how much of that we reveal in this movie. I can say that it was certainly one of the things that we talked about. If I say or reveal anything more about Janet, there’s going to be a Marvel sniper that’s going to shoot me in the neck with a tranquilizer.”
The Marvel sniper comment may have been said in jest, but it could also hint that Janet’s role in the future could be uncertain as to how she reacts to being back with humanity in the third ‘Ant-Man’ film.
With the tone of the ‘Ant-Man’ movies being a more lighthearted one and the infamous Thanos Finger Snap already looming over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was probably better for everyone that things played out how they did.
But what if they didn’t? Would you have loved to have seen Janet van Dyne as a villain in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’? Do you think she could still end up as one in the third ‘Ant-Man’ movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Screen Rant