'Ant-Man' Alternate Ending Scene and the Movie's Connection to 'Doctor Strange' Revealed

Director Peyton Reed says the original script actually had a close ending with Ant-Man taking out Mitchell Carson and getting the Cross particles that Carson stole.

AceShowbiz - "Ant-Man" sets up the events in "Captain America: Civil War" as it features [SPOILER ALERT!] Luis (Michael Pena) telling Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) that the Avengers are looking for him, hinting at his possible appearance in the upcoming Captain America movie that will also feature Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, the original version of the ending was quite different.

Director Peyton Reed revealed that the original script actually had a close ending. In the film, after Mitchell Carson (Martin Donovan) steals the Cross particles, "he gets away and has these Cross particles, and there was a sequence where Ant-Man has an encounter with him."

The original script actually ended with a final fight between Ant-Man and Carson. "But then for a couple reasons, it felt like maybe we should leave those particles out there," Reed explained why they changed the ending, adding, "In that original thing, he took Martin Donovan out and got the particles."

Reed also further explained Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's statement that "Ant-Man" had a connection to "Doctor Strange", starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Feige teased before that "Ant-Man" would be "scratching the surface of the Marvel mindtrip, the mind-bending natures of reality, which is something that we're going to completely go off the rails with in 'Doctor Strange'."

Reed now confirmed that it had something to do with the Quantum Realm, the subatomic dimension Scott Lang visits in "Ant-Man". "There may well be a link between the Quantum Realm and alternate realities and parallel universes and Doctor Strange," he told EW. "The definite link is that psychedelic era of the Marvel comics world - the late '60s, early '70s stuff."

The Quantum Realm could also play a bigger part in the storyline of "Ant-Man" sequel as Reed shared, "There's a lot going on in the Quantum Realm and there's a lot of storytelling possibilities. The fact that Scott survives the Quantum Realm in the movie - which Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) said is theoretically impossible - got Hank Pym spinning again, wondering about, 'Is there a possibility where my wife might be still alive down there?' So it may have set off this obsession again. It remains to be seen if that's a good thing or a bad thing."

"Ant-Man" is currently playing in theaters. "Captain America: Civil War" is due out May 6, 2016, while "Doctor Strange" is scheduled to arrive on November 4, 2016.

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