Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War is jam packed with many of the studio’s superheroes. In addition to Cap himself, the film features Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Vision, War Machine, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Black Panther. Oh, and Spider-Man pops up as well. This massive ensemble of superheroes promises for an epic clash and, well, war.
But it turns out that at least one other hero was going to appear in Civil War, before being removed from the script. Who was she? Find out after the jump.
Speaking with Collider, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Marcus McFeely reveal that none other than The Wasp came close to appearing in Civil War. We met Hope Van Dyne in last year’s Ant-Man, and in that film’s mid-credits scene, she discovered a Wasp suit.
But why was Wasp cut from Civil War? Markus says that the character’s skill set was so similar to Ant-Man’s, it was later reduced to just Ant-Man. “There was a period where we talked about bringing Wasp in. There was actually a draft Wasp was in because she was so almost on the edge of being in Ant-Man, but then you’re taking something awesome out of the Ant-Man team’s quiver if it’s like, ‘Well, we’re doing her!’ Plus she had a similar skill set, so it’s like ‘Well, maybe we just isolate it to Scott.'” McFeely adds that Wasp’s inclusion would have changed up Ant-Man’s particular “comic relief.”
Of course, Wasp is still coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. In 2018, the studio will release Ant-Man and the Wasp, co-starring Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne. There, we’ll finally see Wasp in all her glory. But, would you have liked to see her appear in Captain America: Civil War first?