Ant-Man 3: this key character in the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

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February 15 was released Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, aka Ant-Man 3 >, in our cinemas. A film far from being unanimous, both technically and script-wise. Press and general public were mixed, enough to suggest a lackluster MCU. Marvel just barely rekindle the flame of fans of his productions, an objective that could have been achieved with this screenplay idea. 

Ant-Man 3: this key character in the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

an mcu on the wrong track

At Marvel, scenarios change all the time. Ideas are flowing, including on film sets. A script that is never frozen in time, although the broad outlines are decided upon; advance.Kevin Feige has been planning his MCU for more than a decade now, with Marvel's kingpin leading his teams to… the wand. 

Ant-Man 3: this key character of the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

Only since Avengers: Endgameand its Phase III, the MCU is barely closing. regain its former glory. A disappointing Phase IV despite a full Spider-Man: No Way Home cracking up on fan service, coupled with a mixed start to Phase V, Marvel and its MCU do not shine, both on the big and small screen. clinging to films and series from the entertainment giant, a downward slope that has even forced Marvel at; review your plans.

Ant-Man 3: This key character in the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

More quality, less quantity, enough to delight fans of the first hour, on paper at least. And while the Marvel Cinematic Universe is soon to return to; the poster with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 next month, here it is! May we have some exciting new information coming to us for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, released earlier this year. On the occasion of an interview with Backstory Magazine, Jeff Loveness, screenwriter of the film, said that one of the main characters had to die in one of the versions of the script. 

RIP

A version in which Hank Pym was to die, but which will never have been fully explored, as you know if you've seen the movie. 

We were going to kill Hank right away. at some point, and I was going to revive him. His conscience would live on. through the ants, and he was going to control them mentally. Yeah, it was going to be almost like the ant hive mind, and I like ça… ça didn't go. too far“. explains Loveness. 

Ant-Man 3: this key character in the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

But as the screenwriter reveals, this scene was not the only one to being dropped along the way by Marvel. Another cut sequence would have been “a psychological sequence” in the storm scene with Paul Rudd, which would have included “a Cronenberg-style ant La Mouche” :

There was a psychological sequence to this probability storm, or quantum nexus, that was more like a dream sequence. I had a human sized ant that must have looked like a ninja turtle, like in the movie of the 90s, not in computer graphics, and which had to look like; Cronenberg's ant from La Mouche. And it was like in his head. I wanted the voice to be that of Werner Herzog and to give him a sort of advice on the Holy Mountain, a sort of vision quest. It has not been retained.”

Ant-Man 3: this key character in the franchise was supposed to die, but Marvel changed its mind

A good idea? 

Hank's death would no doubt have enabled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to further mark memories. A film that ultimately brings little to the MCU, with Kang the Conqueror the future uncertain given the recent actions of its interpreter, Jonathan Majors. But as has already revealed Loveness, Marvel preferred; not to repeat the same pattern as with Thanos. considered for Kang’s proper introduction, the House of Ideas turned to a screenplay option deemed more original at the time. 

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Abandoned ideas here and there; which would undoubtedly have brought more cachet to the film. A Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania a bit bland which will however not fail to serve as a foil to the next MCU feature film, know Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Stay at find out if James Gunn's next project will be at; the height. Answer next May in cinemas in France. 

For your part, would you have preferred? that Marvel follows the idea of ‚Äč‚ÄčLoveness and kills Hank? respond to us via the poll below and the comment section.