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Avengers: Endgame Editor Reveals Cut Ant-Man and the Wasp Scene

Avengers: Endgame was a massive film. While the Russo Brothers-directed movie focused mainly on the original six Avengers, it also brought every major superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe together in one giant, climactic battle against Thanos and his armies.

Since the movie was already packed, there were plenty of scenes that were left on the cutting room floor. In fact, in a new interview, Avengers: Endgame editor Jeff Ford described a cut scene that would have focused on Ant-Man and the Wasp during the film’s final battle.

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“There was also an additional joke where Rudd and Evangeline were in the van,” Ford told SlashFilm, “and they’re trying to hot-wire it, and he twists a couple of wires, and the radio comes on and it plays that Partridge Family song from Ant-Man and the Wasp that he was into. The Outriders go [imitates their heads popping up].”

"I always thought it was funny that the Outriders heard the Partridge Family, and they start coming at the van and he’s like 'Aww, I’m sorry!' It was funny because he kinda blew it, and then of course they shrink and hide, but we had one shot where the Outrider was peeking in the window and the Partridge Family was playing, and I thought that was pretty cool. But we didn’t need the extra loop on him. So that was a lift. But very little came out of it. Also, that’s an incredibly expensive sequence. We had to shoot and make exactly what we needed, because everything in that sequence is incredibly difficult CG heavy lifting. We would have never made it if we weren’t really, really rigorous about what we wanted.”

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily’s Marvel heroes are expected to return in a third Ant-Man film.

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD.

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