Monday 19 March 2018

Ant-Man director reveals meaning of two end credits scenes

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Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ant-Man director Petyon Reed has revealed the meaning behind the movie's two end credits scenes and how they fit in the Marvel universe.


Reed directed the first of the two scenes which saw Hank revealing the Wasp suit to Hope. 

"It really is the completion of Hope’s arc in the Ant-Man movie. It was important to me and the movie to have Hope’s arc be every bit as important as Scott Lang’s arc in the movie. It’s really her story as well," Reed told Entertainment Weekly.

"From the beginning, she’s got some real issues with ther father that need to be dealt with. It’s the completion of her dealing with that and becoming a hero. That was something that we shot in principal photography that always was a core part of the Ant-Man movie."

He also confirmed that Evangeline Lily will appear in the aforementioned suit somewhere in the Marvel universe.

The second scene had originally been intended as a comedic scene, separate from the movie, but the dailies came in for Captain America: Civil War and Reed felt the footage "seemed to really complete the arc in our movie".

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"We know, at the end of the movie, that Falcon is looking for Ant-Man, so now it really made sense to tease Civil War and to tease Ant-Man’s part in Civil War by having that scene with Captain America and Falcon," he revealed.

He added, "It really is just meant to tease the fact that Ant-Man is in some way or another going to end up with these other characters. So, that’s how that came about."

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