With the roster of Marvel characters being brought to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) constantly expanding, many wondered if the upcoming film “Ant-Man” would feature any cameos from other superheroes. Now, it looks like that question has been answered.
That’s right, if you thought that “Ant-Man” would only feature the new Marvel hero, you’d be wrong. According to CinemaBlend, Marvel posted the below Spanish-language TV spot on Twitter before quickly removing it. The most likely reason for the quick deletion of the post was its inclusion of [SPOILER ALERT] one of Captain America’s new team members featured at the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Falcon.
In addition to getting the first real look at the supporting team to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), fans were treated to a very brief image of Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as the wing-clad hero that helped Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) take down Hydra in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Falcon showed up again in the most recent Avengers and was last seen being trained by Captain America to join the superhero team.
It was previously reported that Mackie would show up in “Ant-Man” when director Peyton Reed left the door open while addressing rumors of Falcon’s involvement to Empire Magazine.
“That’s classified information. That’s buried. It’s possible,” he told the magazine (via ComicBookMovie).
After his solo run on “Ant-Man,” actor Paul Rudd will immediately join the superhero-packed cast of “Civil War.” He even arrived last month to the Atlanta, Georgia set of the film alongside Robert Downey Jr. However, no one was clear on exactly what role he’d have in the conflict. If Falcon really is going to be in the movie, it looks like he might side with Captain America against Iron Man over the issue of Superhero Registration. According to the Captain America plot synopsis, after a catastrophic event leaves civilian casualties in its wake, the public demands power-people like Falcon, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Ant-Man register their identities with the government.
It’s unclear how big of a role Mackie will have in “Ant-Man,” but it’s worth mentioning that the image of him in the TV spot below shows him fully suited up in his Falcon suit and ready for action. Unless he tends to just wear that thing around to recruit heroes in some sort of post-credits teaser, odds are good that an action sequence featuring Falcon will show up in “Ant-Man.” Fans will just have to wait until the film hits theaters on July 17 to find out for sure.