Director Payton Reed describes Ant-Man's original opening sequence.
Despite pulling in low opening weekend numbers (for a Marvel film), Marvel's Ant-Man has been getting really positive reviews from fans. It appears now though that there was an alternate opening sequence to the film that was eventually scrapped. The sequence sounds really cool and I would love to see it as a Marvel one shot on the DVD/Blu-ray perhaps.
Find out what director Payton Reed had to say about the original opening sequence inside the full article.
Fans do get to see Hank Pym as Ant-Man in a quick flash back sequence but it appears as though the film was going to start off with a scene that showcased Ant-Man in an extremely cool way. Payton Reed described the scene during an interview with Cinema Blend.
"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 shift from Cuba to Panama was to keep the timeline accurate now that the film was set in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Reed the scene was eventually cut from the film because it started to feel "tonally disconnected" from the rest of the film and did not fit properly. The scene was however shot and edited so Reed has thought about it becoming a standalone release.
What do you think about this alternate opening sequence for Ant-Man? Would you want to see it as a stand alone feature on the DVD/Blu-ray?
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Source: Cinema Blend