Well, as baffled as that may leave us Edgar Wright has talked about how this dynamic would work. The Ant-Man director tweeted this today:
I've read through SuperHeroHype's interview and here's a notion of what we can expect in the final product:
SHH!: I think it's interesting that the Ant-Man you knew and grew up with was the Scott Lang one, since most people I would think know the one who hung with the Wasp in "Tales to Astonish."
Wright: Well, the thing is that what we want to do, the idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both. Is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60's, in sort of "Tales to Astonish" mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang's story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him. So it's like an interesting thing, like the "Marvel Premiere" one that I read which is Scott Lang's origin, it's very brief like a lot of those origin comics are, and in a way, the details that are skipped through in the panels and the kind of thing we'd spend half an hour on.
Of course, this was a couple of years ago, so it might not entirely be set up as he said it way back then, but we now know what he's getting at. Some days ago Wright also posted on his blog an image from the animated series Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes with a simple caption: "Homework". The image (Right) is from episode five of season two, "To Steal an Ant-Man", where Scott Lang is introduced and steals Pym's work for the sake of saving his daughter. Speculation of Paul Rudd playing Scott Lang fits into all of these plot clues we are getting.
I got to hand it to Wright, he certaintly knows how to tease his work.
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