With Ant-Man hitting theaters this past weekend and charming the pants off audiences everywhere, we're now eager to see what his interactions with The Avengers will be like in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). If it's anything like his scene with Falcon in Ant-Man, then it's safe to say they'll be hilarious.
But in an interview with Zap2It, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has revealed that Scott Lang's relationship with The Avengers might be a lot more complicated than we might have initially thought.
WARNING: Some (mild) spoilers about Ant-Man follow. I'm hiding them behind a spoiler tag, but read on at your own risk.
Fans could be forgiven for thinking the source of this uneasy relationship has to do with that scene we keep seeing from the trailers and TV spots between Ant-Man and Falcon. But it was actually another scene in Ant-Man between Scott and Hank Pym that was the true foreshadowing of things to come, revealed Feige.
Remember the scene where Scott suggests calling The Avengers and Hank practically spits nails at him? His bitterness at The Avengers comes bubbling up to the surface, and an astute viewer might have thought, "Hmm, that's...odd." As it turns out, this bitterness of Hank Pym's will carry over into the Civil War itself.
Hatred, Feige says, will play a definite role in Civil War "as it relates to Hank’s viewpoint — not that [Scott] shares all of Hank’s views — but that will certainly play a part into it."
And that's an interesting dynamic. Scott Lang may end up being a more complex character than we give him credit for. It's easy to see how he might be torn between his loyalty to his mentor, Hank Pym, who gave him a second chance at life, and seeing the good The Avengers do with his own eyes. Might this mean we might also see a Michael Douglas as Hank Pym cameo in Civil War? There are already so very many characters involved, but a quick, one-off scene wouldn't be out of the question.
At this point, May 6th, 2016 can't come fast enough.