When Hank Pym introduced himself to Scott Lang in Ant-Man, it was after Scott was arrested for breaking into Hank’s home. As the above video shows, their first meeting could have gone a little bit different.
With commentary by director Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd, the deleted scene shows Scott disguised as a cable man infiltrating Hank’s home before his attempted break in. As he is looking over the house, Scott notices the key chain on a front table and realizes that’s what he’ll need to break into the downstairs safe. As we all know (SPOILER), Hank is also pulling a con because he is the one that set up the job in the first place.
According to Reed, the scene was cut because when the actual break-in occurs, that series of events was already a great depiction of Scott’s resourcefulness. Also, had this scene stayed in, it would have been Hank Pym’s introduction in the present day, and Reed felt they needed a better way to present him.
Based on the final product, I agree that this scene was not necessary for the film, other than the possible banter between Lang and Pym. I enjoyed the comedy in the movie, and any chance to see more of it is always welcome.
Ant-Man debuts on digital formats November 17th and Blu-ray December 8.
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