What if Ant-Man Was Afraid of Bugs?
Ant-Man was introduced to a huge new audience when his standalone movie came out in 2015. Paul Rudd took up the mantle of Scott Lang, who took up the mantle of Ant-Man—the hero who can shrink, grow (in later films), and talk to ants. While that’s good and fun, we can’t help but wonder what the movie would’ve been like if Scott Lang had been afraid of bugs like a normal person. Thankfully, we don’t have to guess any longer. An anonymous source inside Marvel Studios sent us an early draft of the 2015 Ant-Man that answers those questions and more. We’ve reproduced portions of the script below.
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