A familiar face may be heading to Ant-Man… and it’s none other than The Incredible Hulk’s General Ross.
According to the classic Sci-Fi mag Starlog, it looks as though Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross could appear in the upcoming ‘Ant-Man’ movie… and might even tie Hank Pym into Civil War.
“According to [an anonymous source], Ant-Man will take place alongside the events of Age of Ultron, the fall-out of which will spur on the Superhuman Registration Act. While Ant-Man is largely self-contained in nature, the references of the MCU will come from Pym’s past as a scientist for S.H.I.E.L.D. in the ‘60s, having worked alongside Howard Stark, Arnim Zola and Alexander Pierce.”
“However, in this flashback sequence, Pym will supposedly also have a run-in with a young military hot-head by the name of Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross, who Marvel fans have last seen in The Incredible Hulk as played by William Hurt.”
Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that… and after heading back to the present day, it looks as though Hank Pym may encounter General Ross once more. And this time, he’s a lot more serious about the Superhero Registration Act.
“According to [our source], a shooting draft of Ant-Man’s post-credit stinger shows the older Ross re-appearing to Pym, claiming he’d been sent by Tony Stark. When asked why, Ross allegedly responds, ‘Haven’t you seen the news? We’re at war’.”
They also add that by the time Captain America: Civil War comes around, General Ross has allied himself with Tony Stark. Hesitant to use his own technology post-Ultron, it seems that Iron Man himself needs General Ross and his own brand of military might.
And it looks as though we might even have an idea of the Civil War’s first casualty…
“Rumors of Black Widow’s limited involvement in ‘Captain America 3’ are also true, as her character will be arrested for aiding fugitive superhumans in a power play by Stark.”
Of course, this leaves the door open for a daring jailbreak by none other than Ant-Man… and provides a rather handy shoe-in for Scott Lang and his incredible shrinking powers.
But Hank Pym is already rumoured to have rather strong, negative opinions of superheroes. Does this mean we’ll see Hank Pym and Scott Lang on separate sides of the Civil War? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But if it happens, that’s a rather incredible turn of events.
Ant-Man is heading to cinemas on 17 July 2015.
Will General Ross appear in Ant-Man? Will Marvel’s Civil War see Hank Pym and Scott Lang on opposing sides? Let us know what you think in the comments below…