During an interview with Screen Rant, Ant-Man and the Wasp star Evangeline Lilly revealed the first post-credits scene of the film was originally going to show the full effect of Thanos’ snap.
The first post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp featured Scott Lang venturing into the Quantum realm to collect quantum energy to help Ava Starr / Ghost, only to find himself trapped after Hope, Hank, and Janet join the many who were erased from existence by Thanos. While the film reveals the trio’s fate by cutting to a shot of dust clouds positioned where all three characters were standing before Scott entered the Quantum Realm, Evangeline Lilly revealed that footage of their characters disappearing was filmed and originally intended to be featured in the scene:
“We shot the Snappening. We shot ourselves being dissolved. There was actually a– They just took it out in the end. It was more dramatic, I think. He just cut back to floating ash and empty space. Then cutting back to watching us react to becoming dust. And I have to tell you, I’m so grateful that they did cut that out. Because at that point I have not seen Avengers: Infinity War. So, I had really no idea what a dusting looked like, or felt like, or what’s supposed to be, and I don’t think Peyton [Reed] really did either. … Once I watched Avengers: Infinity War, I realized I dusted terribly. I did a really bad job of that. I had no idea really what was happening. And I’m so glad that they cut it out because I don’t think I would have been convincing at all. I think I made it look much more like an ascension to heaven than a torturous end.”
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From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. AS he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is now available Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 16.
Source: Screen Rant