Thursday, August 14, 2014

ANT-MAN: Earlier Script Drafts Rumored to Have Had a Flashback With Familiar Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters



A while ago there was a rumor report claiming there would be a flashback scene going back to Dr. Hank Pym's younger days in Ant-Man. This was back when writer/director Edgar Wright was still attached to the Marvel Studios film. But things have changed now that Wright is no longer a part of the movie.

Marvel brought in director Peyton Reed to helm Ant-Man and they also hired Anchorman writer Adam McKay to work on the script after Wright's departure. The studio has since hired writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari to tweak the script during filming.

The point of all of this is that since Wright left, the script and story has changed although some parts from Wright's version are also still in place. Actor Patrick Wilson's schedule conflicted with the filming delay and he had to leave the film and two other actors were completely written out during a recent script revision. The likely hood any rumored flashback scene is still in Ant-Man has definitely decreased.

Or has it? Here comes some potential SPOILERS for Ant-Man but the source website also states how this is rumor due to all the recent script rewrites.

According to Latino-Review:

"In earlier drafts of the script, Hank Pym in the first act prologue has a meeting at S.H.I.E.L.D and meets up with Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Armin Zola, and here is a cool one ... a young Alexander Pierce."

The most important part of this rumor report is the part saying, "In earlier drafts of the script..." Ant-Man's script can and will change between now and when the production wraps filming later this year. Which is exactly why Marvel hired on Barrer and Ferrari to work on the script during filming.

Ant-Man is set to release in theaters on July 17, 2015.


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