Avengers: Infinity War has been till now the biggest and successful cross-over event in the history of the cinema with characters spanning from over 10 years of films starred in the film. Its successor, Ant-Man and the Wasp was however a stand-alone instalment and we didn’t see crossover of any kind in the film. But it was recently revealed that Captain America had a hilarious cameo in the film which was later cut out of the film!
Before the overseas release, Peyton Reed, the director of the film said in an interview that the film was chosen to be a true stand-alone affair and therefore his creative team had a Captain America cut out from the film.
“The idea was that this really wanted to be a little bit more standalone and in its own world,” Reed began. “We knew that we wanted to continue the story of these characters and then introduce our won characters that were really far more relevant to the story we were telling…Plus the fact that we were coming right after Infinity War, which is really like everyone. With the exception of Ant-Man and the Wasp and, of course, Hawkeye.”
Reed explained that the cameo was intended to come in one of the Louis’ explanations scene when he explains Lang’s journey to Germany to join Captain America. Chris Evans was to appear in that story, much like Anthony Mackie’s Falcon did in the first Ant-Man movie.
“Early on, we had a version where we were going to do a quick version of the tarmac fight from Civil War, with some ridiculous thing where, you know, Captain America has Ant-Man as a baseball and throws him,” Reed said. “Because the whole thing is Luis’ version of events, right? We came up with all these ridiculous visuals.”
The cameo was however cut from the film, but we may see it in the later extended cuts or in the Blu-Ray and digital’s to come out eventually.
Would you have liked to see a Captain America cameo in Ant-Man and the Wasp? Or was leaving him out the right call? Do let us know in the comment section below!
Ant-Man and the Wasp are currently playing in theatres across North America. The next film from Marvel Studios will be the Brie Larson-starring Captain Marvel, which is set to hit theatres on March 8, 2019.