Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania – there was a debate in Marvel about killing off important characters
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania receives relatively poor ratings from viewers and critics, and negative reviews drop even at the end of production. Some fans believe that something emotional was missing that could be triggered by the death of an important character. The more that Kang the Conqueror was introduced to the show, so it seemed that he would emphasize his power by killing someone important already in the first movie.
Many fans have even started preparing for the death of Scott Lang played by Paul Rudd, which would brilliantly establish a new big threat in the MCU. Ultimately, this did not happen, and the ending seems to have an idyllic atmosphere (we do not count the post-credits scene, because it is an addition, not a part of the film). Of course, we see Kang’s death, but like in the movies, there’s no body, there’s no death. It turns out, however, that Marvel actually debated the death of important characters. He revealed this in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Jeff Lovenessproduction screenwriter.
There were plans. We certainly had a lot of scripts developed, but it just felt too obvious. That’s up for debate, but we just felt like we were copying Thanos’ approach of wiping the floor with everyone as he walked in.
He added that it’s a “multi-stage story” and wasn’t sure fans would really want to see Scott Lang die in his third film. He admitted that he sees criticism and words from fans that they would like Ant-Man dead to raise the stakes, but do they really? However, he confirms again that this element was discussed but ultimately abandoned. At least for now, because it promises that we will see Kang in this edition again.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania – screenwriter with harsh criticism
Loveness also referred to the very poor ratings given to the film. He admits honestly that they surprised him. He also added that he was proud of many parts of his work, and yet he must have read about criticisms of Kang and Janet’s plots, for example.
I’m really proud of what I wrote for Jonathan Majors and Michelle Pfeiffer. I thought that was a good thing, you know? So I was just depressed and really sad about it.
Despite the bad reviews, Loveness noted that the audience at the show he went to reacted differently, laughing throughout the film. He adds that often people like to box something and follow one train of thought, but the screening with normal viewers convinced him that not everything he wrote was wrong. The audience laughed incredibly during the scenes with MODOK, as well as other gags by him, which made him believe that he already took his punches, but now he can just get on with creating.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania – movie in cinemas.