“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” screenwriter Jeff Loveness has confirmed that Hank’s loss of life was completely thought-about through the writing course of. In an interview with Backstory Magazine, he revealed extra about the way it may have occurred:
“We had been going to kill Hank at one level, and I used to be going to have him be, like, reanimated. His consciousness was going to dwell on by the ants, and he was going to be like mentally controlling them. Yeah, he was going to be nearly like this hive thoughts of the ants, and I like that. […] That did not go too far.”
“Quantumania” does, noticeably, sideline Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and his daughter Hope/Wasp (Evangeline Lily) to a sure diploma, so it is smart that his premature demise was up for debate in at the least one of many drafts of the screenplay. It appears unlikely to ever occur on display, though it may very well be a strategy to persuade Douglas to return for yet another sequel.
Previous to becoming a member of the MCU, Douglas had solely appeared in two sequels: “Jewel of the Nile,” the follow-up to “Romancing the Stone,” and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Avenue: Cash By no means Sleeps,” which noticed the legendary actor revisit his Oscar-winning function as Gordon Gekko. For Marvel, signing Douglas on for 3 “Ant-Man” motion pictures and showing as a de-aged model of Hank Pym in different movies was an enormous get. The actor has beforehand mentioned he would only return for “Ant-Man 4” if the movie had been to kill Hank off, so having his consciousness downloaded into a military of ants will surely be a method of doing exactly that. Given the considerably underwhelming field workplace of “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” nevertheless, it is most likely greatest to not rely on “Ant-Man 4” taking place anytime quickly, if ever.