For Civil War, it was a chance to bring together as many heroes as they could, that have already been made with an exception or two, to have some really epic battles. However, this came at a cost. For some, including myself, the inclusion of Ant-Man was fun, but rather one-sided. His whole purpose it seemed was to be in the airport battle and become Giant-Man. That was it. Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed noted to Moviefone that he had similar thoughts about it when he found out, as well as noting he’s glad that he himself is handling the introduction of Wasp:
“Again, that is one of the sort of things where it’s a mixed bag. When I first found out — gosh, I don’t know, two years ago, a year-and-a-half ago — that “Civil War” was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like “No!” But, now, I’ve since recovered, and we have a lot more in store for Scott Lang in this movie.
We get to see the Wasp debut — we’re all about the Wasp and Ant-Man. So I like it, because we spend a lot of time with our different writers and directors, and there’s a lot of crosstalk, and I love that.”
As for whether he thinks its better to keep Ant-Man confined to the solo movies, or keep bringing him back to the Avengers films, he’s of two minds:
“No, I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it’s a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang, who Ant-Man is: he is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero.
He’s got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he’s very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power. So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe.”