It has become a rather tired thing to comment that the abundance of heroes who will be appearing in Captain America: Civil War makes the movie look more like an Avengers team film than a Captain America solo film. Tired, but perhaps true. And the film almost featured one additional hero who didn’t make the final cut.
While working the press tour for Civil War, Collider spoke with the film’s writers, Christopher Markus and Marcus McFeely, who stated that they actually had one additional, already seen superhero in their early draft of the script.
CHRISTOPHER MARKUS: You know, almost everybody made it in. There was a period where we talked about bringing Wasp in. There was actually a draft Wasp was in because she was so almost on the edge of being in Ant-Man, but then you’re taking something awesome out of the Ant-Man team’s quiver if it’s like, “Well, we’re doing her!” Plus she had a similar skill set, so it’s like “Well, maybe we just isolate it to Scott.
MARCUS MCFEELY: When you see the movie, you see that Scott is his own comic relief so it would change that a little bit. They would be this pair. Everybody else we would talk about them and then they’d go away, but we got most everybody back.
Don’t worry, though. if you’re a fan of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dine, you’ll get to see her in action when Ant-Man And The Wasp flies into theaters on July 6, 2018.