When director Edgar Wright surprisingly left the Marvel Phase Three adventure Ant-Man, creative differences were cited as the reason for his departure. Apparently, one of those differences was Marvel wanted the writer-director to insert more characters from the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe into the story, which reportedly starts in the 1960s with a young Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) fighting Communism. There may be spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
Latino Review reports that some of the existing characters in an earlier script are Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Armin Zola (Toby Jones) and a young Alexander Pierce, the character played by Robert Redford in this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The scene involves a meeting at S.H.I.E.L.D. which Hank attends with these characters, although it isn't known why exactly they are meeting.
The site speculates that the scene still may be in the script, which was reworked by Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. It's possible that a young Alexander Pierce may show up first on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter TV series, which is slated to debut in early 2015, several months before Ant-Man hits theaters on July 17, 2015, but that has not been confirmed.
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