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Ant-Man's opening was originally an action-packed standalone prologue

07.22.2015

All film's go through changes and Marvel's ANT-MAN was no exception; director Peyton Reed spoke with Cinemablend and revealed that the film originally began with an action-packed standalone sequence much like the traditional openings you'd find in a James Bond film. There will be some minor spoilers from here on out for those of you who haven't seen ANT-MAN yet, so...take heed.

ANT-MAN as it exists now opens in 1989 with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) resigning from S.H.I.E.L.D, but it was originally intended to be a much different sequence:

It 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.

The scene certainly sounds "really, really cool" but Reed soon realized that the sequence was "tonally disconnected from the movie we were making." However the scene wasn't scrapped in the script stage, Peyton Reed actually shot and cut the sequence before scrapping it in the editing stage.

We actually ended up shooting that sequence and cut it together and it’s fantastic, but the more we got into editing, it just felt too disconnected to the rest of the movie. It felt like vestige of those earlier drafts, which as a standalone thing was really cool. We actually talked at one point about releasing like a standalone, Hank Pym as Ant-Man. Who knows if that will still happen.

It sounds like we still may see that sequence in some form or another, be it as a Blu-ray extra, a Marvel One-Shot, or as a part of ANT-MAN 2; after all, more Michael Douglas as Hank Pym can't be a bad thing.

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Source: Cinemablend

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8:05AM on 07/24/2015
Here's another reason to be furious that Marvel almost NEVER release the interesting Deleted Scenes in their Bonus Material !
Here's another reason to be furious that Marvel almost NEVER release the interesting Deleted Scenes in their Bonus Material !
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1:09PM on 07/23/2015

BluRay material!!

If it is shot and edited, it better be a bonus on the bluray!! It sounds really cool.
If it is shot and edited, it better be a bonus on the bluray!! It sounds really cool.
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12:22AM on 07/30/2015
My thoughts precisely!
My thoughts precisely!
11:06AM on 07/23/2015
This movie was sooo good, like relative to other MCU movies. I'd probably go #1 Iron Man, #2 tie between Ant-Man & Winter Soldier maybe. After watching GotG many times I feel like certain parts drag so it's currently not #2.
This movie was sooo good, like relative to other MCU movies. I'd probably go #1 Iron Man, #2 tie between Ant-Man & Winter Soldier maybe. After watching GotG many times I feel like certain parts drag so it's currently not #2.
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10:53PM on 07/22/2015
I say just save it for the (hopeful) sequel. Sounds cool as hell.
I say just save it for the (hopeful) sequel. Sounds cool as hell.
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9:53PM on 07/22/2015
I would really like to see this.
I would really like to see this.
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8:13PM on 07/22/2015
I actually liked the 1989 intro and I don't think that would have worked with a one-off action scene preceding it...so I'll happily watch this as an extra. There'd be no point making it a one shot since we now know who Ant Man is and what he can do.
I actually liked the 1989 intro and I don't think that would have worked with a one-off action scene preceding it...so I'll happily watch this as an extra. There'd be no point making it a one shot since we now know who Ant Man is and what he can do.
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8:09PM on 07/22/2015
That really would have been cool. Overall I liked the film, but I did think the first half or so was kinda slow. That would have spiced it up. And was it just me or did the young Michael Douglas CGI look a bit dodgy?
That really would have been cool. Overall I liked the film, but I did think the first half or so was kinda slow. That would have spiced it up. And was it just me or did the young Michael Douglas CGI look a bit dodgy?
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8:16PM on 07/22/2015
Really?? I thought the Michael Douglas CGI was hands down, without a doubt THE BEST [link] CGI I've ever seen. My jaw was on the floor for that whole sequence. Look at Tron: Legacy for an example of how to do it poorly.
Really?? I thought the Michael Douglas CGI was hands down, without a doubt THE BEST [link] CGI I've ever seen. My jaw was on the floor for that whole sequence. Look at Tron: Legacy for an example of how to do it poorly.
12:34AM on 07/23/2015
Got to agree with MrScreenAddict on that.
Got to agree with MrScreenAddict on that.
8:06PM on 07/22/2015
Some of this sequence still made it into the film; it's playing on tv screens behind Corey Stoll during his initial presentation at the beginning of the movie. Still hope we get the whole thing released as a One Shot, though!
Some of this sequence still made it into the film; it's playing on tv screens behind Corey Stoll during his initial presentation at the beginning of the movie. Still hope we get the whole thing released as a One Shot, though!
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