Well, it seems as the weeks go on, we gradually are getting more and more information about what could have been with the Ant-Man film. While I actually deeply enjoyed the film, the road to the cinema screen has been hectic to say the least.
Now we learn about yet another scene that almost made it in to the movie.
According to director Peyton Reed, the scene “was basically a standalone sequence where you really did not see it was Hank Pym. He was retrieving some microfilm from this, originally Cuban general and then it because a Panamanian general… It really was designed in those early drafts to be almost like a Bond movie standalone scene in the beginning. It was going to show the powers. You never saw Ant-Man, it almost felt like an Invisible Man sequence, and it’s really, really cool”.
This scene was already, somewhat, of an open secret. If you look at the trailers for Ant-Man, you can actually see parts of this scene in it. When pressed as to why this scene was cut, Reed claimed that: “It started to feel tonally disconnected from the movie we were making and story-wise, and it also kind of like, it set a standalone adventure, but it didn’t just connect to the rest of our story”.
To be honest, that sounds like a decent reason to remove it from the film, though I’m still holding out hope that we can see it in the deleted scenes of the Blu-Ray.