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Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2015

Anthony Mackie confirmed for ‘Ant-man’ cameo as scene details emerge

Ant-Man made a splash in the new Empire Magazine, a big cover and photos. There’s info on the original screenplay by Edgar Wright, who left the movie over creative differences with Marvel as well as unexpected Marvel cameos in the movie.

Check out some new photos below and the cool “dodging bullets” poster.

When Marvel and Disney announced in April that Captain America: Civil War had started shooting at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, they revealed that Paul Rudd will be appearing in the movie as Ant-Man.

No surprise then that Anthony Mackie, who is one of the main co-stars of Captain America: Civil War, will have a cameo as The Falcon in Ant-Man. This latest report also goes onto reveal that a couple other Avengers will be making an appearance, but it does not say who.

Ant-Man poster dodging bulletsEmpire goes onto reveal more about the changes made to Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man script, which include the villainous Nano Warrior being changed into Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), a scrapped car scene, and a number of characters which were cut out.

Director Peyton Reed says there is no bad blood between him and  Wright, whom he emailed after taking on the job: “Was it a strange situation? Absolutely. One of my concerns upfront was, ‘Someone else has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?’ And that has absolutely been the case. For one thing Marvel have let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym, this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a [frick]ed up pupil and a really [frick]ed up mentor.”

“[Edgar Wright and I] both acknowledged the general weirdness of the situation. It’s all very odd, but it’s been really nice to communicate with him.”

Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, added that some of the changes was to make the film much more ‘American’ and takes itself a little more seriously.

“I met with Paul in a little restaurant in New York City, and he talked me through how the movie was changing. I think the most defining difference between the two scripts was that Edgar’s didn’t take itself as seriously. It was fun and silly and brilliant irreverent – a romp from beginning to end, in classic English fashion. Whereas where we’ve gotten to is so much more American. There’s tons of levity, but just as much emotion.”

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

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