Today, at a press event for Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and the film's screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Marcus McFeely, revealed they considered using Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), a.k.a. The Wasp, and explained why they ultimately held off on her inclusion.
"There were drafts where Wasp participated in the splash panel fight — the airport battle," Feige said. "And the truth is, it took away the fun of seeing her suit up for the first time — seeing her on that road to being a hero. We experienced that with Ant-Man in his own movie."
Listen to rest of what he had to say in the video below.
"You know, almost everybody made it in. There was a period where we talked about bringing Wasp in," Markus told Collider. "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."
"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," McFeely added. "Everybody else we would talk about them and then they’d go away, but we got most everybody back."
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