Earlier today, we showed you the /ant-man-movie-photos-empire-magazine/Ant-Man Empire Magazine cover and photos. Now, we have a look at the article inside the magazine, which offers up new info on the original screenplay by Edgar Wright, who, you probably know, bailed on the movie over creative differences with Marvel. But more importantly, this latest report claims that there will be a couple unexpected Marvel cameos in the movie.
When Marvel and Disney announced in April that Captain America: Civil War had started shooting at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, they revealed that Paul Rudd will be appearing in the movie as Ant-Man. Though, it seems that particular story thread will actually begin in the Ant-Man movie itself. Anthony Mackie, who is one of the main co-stars of Captain America: Civil War, will have a cameo as The Falcon in Ant-Man. This latest report also goes onto reveal that a couple other Avengers will be making an appearance, but it does not say who.
Empire goes onto reveal more about the changes made to Edgar Wright's Ant-Man script, which include the villainous Nano Warrior being changed into Corey Stoll's Yellowjacket, a scrapped car scene, and a number of characters that got the axe. Replacement director Peyton Reed talks about the situation, and says there is no bad blood between him and Edgar Wright, whom he emailed after taking on the job:
"Was it a strange situation? Absolutely. One of my concerns upfront was, 'Someone else has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?' And that has absolutely been the case. For one thing Marvel have let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym, this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a [frick]ed up pupil and a really [frick]ed up mentor. [Edgar Wright and I] both acknowledged the general weirdness of the situation. It's all very odd, but it's been really nice to communicate with him."
Evangeline Lilly, who plays leading lady Hope Van Dyne, also chimed in about some of the changes, saying that this new script is much more 'American' and takes itself a little more seriously:"I met with Paul in a little restaurant in New York City, and he talked me through how the movie was changing. I think the most defining difference between the two scripts was that Edgar's didn't take itself as seriously. It was fun and silly and brilliant irreverent - a romp from beginning to end, in classic English fashion. Whereas where we've gotten to is so much more American. There's tons of levity, but just as much emotion."
We have a look at the second Empire Magazine cover that was released, following the one from earlier today. What do you think after hearing and seeing all of this latest information? Does Marvel clearly have another hit on their hands? Or will they suffer their first big disappointment at the box office?