The end credits scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp are deliberately meant to leave you asking questions — questions that won’t be answered until next winter’s Avengers 4 at the earliest. But the film’s director, Peyton Reed, was able to explain to us a few things about the scenes, including how the scenes came about and why they are what they are.
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Most superheroes come prepackaged. Comic book history has long dictated their origins, powers and adversaries, and most superhero movies simply follow suit.
A rare exception comes in the form of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s villain. The character’s origins are muddy and their powers are rather malleable. So director Peyton Reed used those mysteries to craft a mostly new villain perfectly suited to his film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was born when director Peyton Reed first saw an early version of Captain America: Civil War.
As audience members, we can see that moment and just kind of enjoy it. But, with a new Ant-Man movie to make, Reed had a completely different thought.
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