Ant-Man Director Was Initially Against Giant-Man’s Civil War Debut


Undoubtedly one of the highlights of Captain America: Civil War was Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) reversing his shrinking capability and transforming into the enormous Giant-Man to help his new friends defeat Team Stark during the film’s action-packed airport battle. It was a crowd-pleasing moment for sure, and something that delighted Marvel Comics fans – but, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed originally wasn’t so keen on the idea.

Obviously since Lang was introduced in Reed’s movie, the director had hoped that he’d be the one that got to debut Giant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point. Still, it sounds like he got over it once he realized all of the exiting new stuff he’d get to bring to the table in his upcoming sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Here’s an except from Reed’s interview with Moviefone:

That is one of the sort of things where it’s a mixed bag. When I first found out — gosh, I don’t know, two years ago, a year-and-a-half ago — that “Civil War” was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like “No!” But, now, I’ve since recovered, and we have a lot more in store for Scott Lang in this movie. We get to see the Wasp debut — we’re all about the Wasp and Ant-Man. So I like it, because we spend a lot of time with our different writers and directors, and there’s a lot of crosstalk, and I love that.

Ant-Man and The Wasp arrives in theaters on July 6, 2018.