Edgar Wright Teases Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Scott Lang in ‘Ant-Man’!

Will the movie focus on Scott Lang instead of original Ant-Man Hank Pym? The director shares his homework: an episode of ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.
Will the movie focus on Scott Lang instead of original Ant-Man Hank Pym? The director shares his homework an episode of Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes.

Has Edgar Wright been doing homework? Or is he asking us to do our homework? With Ant-Man starting production later this year, we still don't have any confirmed details on the plot. Today, Edgar Wright posted a photo from the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, along with the brief caption "Homework".

Is he teasing potential story details and possible characters for this upcoming stand-alone Phase Three adventure?

Ant-Man Edgar Wright Photo

The photo comes from a The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2 episode entitled "To Steal an Ant-Man", where Marvel's current Ant-Man Scott Lang steals the equipment used by original hero Hank Pym to commit a series of crimes. It is based on the comic book Marvel Premiere #47, which is also titled: "To Steal an Ant-Man."

We've known for some time that the movie would be about a heist. Producer Kevin Feige previously referred to Ant-Man as a "heist film," so it's possible that they are referencing this particular 1979 story arc in the screnplay, which Edgar Wright co-wrote with Joe Cornish.

The more important thing to remember is that not only did this story introduce Scott Lang, it also features the first appearance of Heroes for Hire Inc. with Luke Cage (Power Man) and Danny Rand (Iron Fist). As we well know at this point, Marvel has teamed-up with Netflix for four hour-long series based within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, two of which are Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Is it possible that both Marvel characters will be introduced in Ant-Man before they are introduced in their own respective TV spin-offs? This is certainly how Marvel has handled its other characters in creating and setting up it's cinematic universe before, and its likely that's what we will see happen here in some capacity, as these shows will premiere shortly after Ant-Man in 2015.

Last month, Marvel Studios confirmed that Paul Rudd is starring as the title character of Ant-Man, although they never specified if he is playing Hank Pym or Scott Lang. If this photo is any indication, we will probably see both characters in this Marvel Phase Three adventure, something that has long been speculated. That just begs the question, where does Hank Pym fit into the story? Will he be introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens two months before Ant-Man? That also sounds pretty on target.

In this storyline, Hank Pym is an Avenger. The Ant-Man in the movie is not tied to the Avengers yet, so that plays perfectly into the Scott Lang side of the pre-established Ant-Man mythos. Iron Fist and Luke Cage are hired by Hank to hunt down and capture Scott before he can cause any more damage with the Ant-Man gear. Its a great way to usher them into their own TV series, really.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed by Marvel Studios, so stay tuned for more updates on this highly-anticipated movie.

For an idea of how Iron Fist and Luke Cage fit into the Ant-Man mythos, check out this clip from the The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes which features all three characters.

Ant-Man comes to theaters July 17th, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery. The film is directed by Peyton Reed.

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Comments (7)

  1. Josh

    I thought they already said Rudd would be playing Hank Pym. Maybe there will be two Ant Mans in the movie? I can't see them not including Pym at all, as he's pretty important to the overall Avengers roster.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. undeadslayer4

    awesome more characters to intoduce

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Conor Holtz

    @bellandedward1 If they go ahead with this storyline it means that Antman is already established in the marvel universal. So he might have a possible cameo in Avengers 2. Antman comes out two months after Avengers 2. They establish him in Avengers 2 movie so they could just jump into Antman and don't need to worry about an origin story. Plus in the comics he did create Ultron.

    1 year agoby @Conor-HoltzFlag

  4. Cheetoboy

    It really sounds better if both Hank Pym and Scott Lang would be in it

    1 year agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  5. WalterWhite

    Hank Pym or GTFO!

    1 year agoby @WalterWhiteFlag

  6. Bellandedward1

    I do not understand why the film would focus on other characters instead of ant man since the film is about him could anyone help me out with this I know some insights about the marvel universe

    1 year agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  7. Erikajinx

    Yes that sounds great I hope they go for it. Since ultron is the avengers main villain and not ant man they may have to go this route

    1 year agoby @ErikajinxFlag

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