Ant-Man was released in July of 2015 and was the 12th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Peyton Reed however that was not always to be the case. Before Reed was brought onto the project, the film was slated to be directed by the popular Edgar Wright, director of The Cornetto Trilogy. However due to creative differences and Mr. Wright not exactly being suited towards studio movies, he ended up stepping away from the project, making way for Peyton Reed to step in and finish the film.
However recent concept art has seemingly revealed what Edgar Wright had planned for Hank Pym in his vision of the story. Thanks to some rumours and LEGO set leaks, we can determine that Edgar Wright was planning to take Hank Pym down the villainous route for the film, having him as the main antagonist for the film as the character known as The Black Ant.
ComicBookMovie.com provided the image. In the image below you can see the concept art for The Black Ant. This suit seems to be a very high tech version of the suit that Scott Lang eventually dons in the movie. It seems to be almost like an early prototype of the suit for Scott in Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. While this suit is definitely interesting, it’s difficult to picture this costume actually fitting in the film in a good enough way although I’m sure that Edgar Wright would have had some bright ideas in that regard.
It sure would have been a very interesting move to take Hank Pym down the route of a villain as we could have gotten an interesting scene where we see a potential betrayal between learner and master, this would also provide an interesting dynamic between Hank and his daughter Hope. This story would potentially give Hope the drive to become The Wasp. However I’m sure we can all agree that this would have been a lot better than the Yellowjacket.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be arriving in theatres very soon on July 6th and will be sure to deliver a hilarious and heart driven adventure surrounding Scott Lang teaming up with romantic flame Hope Van Dyne who is suiting up as The Wasp. They will be joining forces to take down the villainous Ghost who has managed to get her hands on some of Hank Pym’s technology. Be sure to stick around here for our review of the movie when it hits theatres.