Marvel's final Phase Two adventure Ant-Man hits theaters in just a month and a half, although the long road to its release was more tumultuous that most Marvel movies. Just months before production was supposed to begin, director Edgar Wright stepped away from the project, with Peyton Reed brought in to replace him and several different writers coming aboard to work on the script. As it turns out, the script tweaks and rewrites were more extensive than originally believed, with Ant-Man reportedly featuring a number of Easter Eggs referencing Spider-Man and the OsCorp corporation.
The new Spider-Man, which Marvel is expected to announce very shortly, won't actually be featured in Ant-Man, with his first appearance likely to be in the first Phase Three movie Captain America: Civil War. This unconfirmed report claims that there is "lots of" talk and/or references to both Spider-Man and OsCorp in Ant-Man. Part of Ant-Man involves Corey Stoll's Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, trying to sell the Ant-Man/Yellowjacket weapons technology to different companies, including The Ten Rings and Roxxon, which have been referenced in several Marvel movies and TV shows. It is believed that OsCorp could be one of the companies trying to buy this technology.
The Marvel/Sony deal was announced just a few months ago, which means that, if this rumor is true, more tweaks were added to the script, and it's possible they filmed new scenes mentioning Spider-Man and OsCorp during reshoots, but that has yet to be confirmed. As far as the new Spider-Man goes, we reported yesterday that Marvel and Sony's top candidates for the Peter Parker role are Asa Butterfield, Tom Holland, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe. All of these actors screen tested for the role in Atlanta this weekend, where Captain America: Civil War is currently shooting. It has long been reported that there will be no "origin story" for the new Spider-Man, with the Peter Parker character already established as the superhero. The stand alone Spider-Man is reportedly set to kick off either three or four new movies, each of which will represent one year of Peter's high school career. What do you think about Spider-Man Easter Eggs turning up in Ant-Man?