(WARNING: The following contains minor plot-SPOILERS for both Marvel's Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. If you somehow aren't caught up with both movies yet, then proceed with whatever level of caution your curmudgeonly inventor mentor suggests to you is wise.)
Now, for most #Marvel fans, #PaulRudd's appearance in #CaptainAmericaCivilWar was a major highlight in a movie already wedged full of them, with #AntMan's comedic timing and giant-sized reveal proving a major asset to the film. For all that we may have collectively appreciated it, however, it seems that there was at least one person watching the movie with their head in their hands, and a groan of misery on their lips: Ant-Man's director himself, Peyton Reed.
Director Peyton Reed Wasn't Thrilled With Ant-Man's Civil War Cameo
Y'see, as Reed recently revealed during an interview with Moviefone:
"I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang, who Ant-Man is: he is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero.
He's got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he's very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power. So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe."
Which, it seems, led to a somewhat negative reaction on his part upon being told that Ant-Man would be turning up in Captain America: Civil War — and in his Giant-Man form, no less.
As Reed puts it:
"Again, 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 ['Ant-Man and The Wasp'].
What's more, with both Ant-Man and The Wasp seemingly set to appear in 2019's as yet untitled fourth Avengers movie, it seems that there's a lot of #MCU-wide discussion taking place at any given time. Thankfully, though, it seems that Reed is pretty darned on board for collaboration of that sort:
"We get to see the Wasp debut [in 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'] - 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."
Just what we'll eventually see the pair get up to in either film, though, still remains to be seen.
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