Throughout the Infinity War trailer we were searching for Ant-Man and Hawkeye! Infinity War featured almost every Marvel Superhero except these two and some others. So, it was the end of the world, and the man who was actually one of the lead actors of Captain America: Civil War was missing? Was this intentional from the directors?
Not only this, when the movie arrived, we thought that the movie might have a bit of Ant Man. After all we are about to see Ant Man and the Wasp this July. So, the writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely finally broke the silence on Ant Man’s absence from the movie.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the duo told that the movies Ant Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel are in the interim time of Infinity War and Avengers.
“When we get to this time next year, all will become clear,” McFeely said. “Ant-Man clearly had a specific requirement, which is he had an entire movie [July’s Ant-Man and The Wasp] that is going to come between these two movies. Same thing with Captain Marvel, by the way. We looked at that as an opportunity, not as some sort of back-bend we had to do.”
Markus accepted that inculcating Ant Man in the Infinity War movie would have been a difficult task as his franchise is quite different from the rest of the MCU movies.
“Ant-Man the franchise is very lighthearted,” Markus said. “It’s fun. It maybe even skews younger. If we were to put Ant-Man in this extremely heavy movie, and then have to say to the guys who are making the Ant-Man movie, ‘Yeah, he went through hell, but now go ahead and have your little romp and we’ll pick it up afterwards,’ that’s why we have to really sort of manage your interconnections and go, ‘Let’s go and hold off so you can enjoy that without feeling a bad taste in your mouth.’”
This is kind of true. Ant Man is like Spider Man with no Iron Man. But if Spider Man could be introduced in the Infinity War, why not Ant Man.?
Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives on July 8 starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Michael Peña as Luis, T.I. as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost and Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster.