While it wasn’t a surprise thanks to Marvel’s spoiler-y TV spots, The Falcon’s appearance in Ant-Man was still a highlight of the film. The featurette above will be included on the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release, but it’s what director Peyton Reed had to say in a recent interview which is really interesting.
Here’s what the filmmaker had to say about the decision to include The Falcon in the movie, and why he was ultimately the best Avengers for Ant-Man to face in battle:
“Bringing Falcon into the movie really was when Paul Rudd and Adam McKay were starting the rewrites and we were talking about elements that we wanted to add. We were doing a heist movie and one of the tropes is that trial by fire where everything is organized with the heist but, oh, there’s this one piece of technology we don’t have and we have to send our hero into this situation to get it and he might not be fully prepared. It made sense to pit Scott Lang against something or somebody before he was really ready. We talked a lot about who it could be and Falcon just felt like the right thing.
We all loved Anthony Mackie in (the Captain America sequel) Winter Soldier, and we all loved the idea of Mackie and Rudd squaring off. What would the combination of their two powers be like? It started to feel organic to our movie. Marvel never ever came and said, “You’ve gotta work Thor into the movie!” There was none of that stuff. We came to them saying, “This feels like it could be very very cool.” And as a kid who grew up reading those comic books, that’s the stuff I love. Also, Anthony Mackie is very funny in our movie, and I like the idea that Scott Lang is tasked with getting this piece of equipment, he’s got to come up against the Falcon but he’s also a fanboy so he’s kind of apologizing when he’s fighting him.”
Ant-Man recently passed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office and the sequel has been confirmed for release in 2018. The character will next be seen in Captain America: Civil War though, where it’s rumoured that he’ll become Giant-Man. However, the real highlight of that movie should be seeing how Scott Lang interacts with The Falcon after their battle outside the New Avengers Facility.
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Source: USA Today