Ant-Man Director Reveals Wasp Was to Appear in Civil War

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2015's Ant-Man ended with a mid-credits scene that revealed Hope van Dyne was finally going to suit up as the Wasp. Now, here we are three years later and the female superhero is finally set to make her live-action debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, there was a point where she was set to be introduced much earlier than that.

In an interview with IGN, Peyton Reed, the director behind Ant-Man and its sequel, revealed that Wasp was originally supposed to debut in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. "There was a point really early on where she was going to be introduced in Civil War," the director said, "but there just simply wasn't screentime to do justice to that character."

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As viewers will recall, Scott Lang's Ant-Man joined Captain America's team of heroes during the Sokovia Accords dispute. Well, now we know that Hope was also supposed to be a part of that film, early on. Following a recent report that revealed Ant-Man was considered to be on Tony Stark's team before Spider-Man would be added to the film, this makes us wonder if Hope and Scott were at one point set to be on opposing sides of the Avengers' dispute.

However, for Reed, this is all for the best, seeing as how he is the one who gets to introduce Wasp to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "I have jealousy issues. Whenever these heroes pop-up in movies that I'm not involved in I get jealous. The Russos and I still have a thing about it."

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Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp­ hits theaters on July 6 and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.

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