If director Peyton Reed had his way, back in 2015, we would have had another genius scientist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who's an expert at shrinking down people and objects: Rick Moranis. Well, sort of, as he played inventor Wayne Szalinski in the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids franchise in the '80s and '90s, where he was shrinking down or making people larger due to his bumbling experiments.
As a guest on Screen Junkies' "Honest Reactions: Ant-Man and the Wasp Director Reacts to Honest Trailers," Reed said he wanted to cast Moranis in the first movie, but he was retired from acting (although he was still voicing commercials and cartoons).
"We actually, at one point, attempted to get a Rick Moranis cameo in the first movie - still during the period, I think, where he wasn't doing so much acting," Reed revealed. "I think he's now gonna be on the CTV Scorsese-directed thing, which I'm super psyched about. But always, still, an unchecked box for me."
With Moranis back in the game and Reed having more control of the script with Edgar Wright no longer involved in the Ant-Man franchise, he even joked Moranis could be cast as Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) father, as so far we've only seen the history of the humorous Pym family and not much of Scott's background.
It would be quite funny if Moranis does take on this role if Ant-Man 3 gets green-lit, as it'd continue the franchise's family dynamic and be a sweet nostalgic nod watching him and Hank (Michael Douglas) interact on screen arguing over the microscopic details of superheroism.