It has been a norm for any MCU projects to have deleted scenes and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is certainly no exception to that. Ever since the film's release, reports have revealed that one of the sequences that were removed involves Hope van Dyne/the Wasp having a son.
It made a lot of fans wonder why they originally came up with the idea. After all, it was never established in the first two films that Hope has a son and it wouldn't even make sense in the timeline if Hope and Scott conceived a child together when they started having a relationship.
In an interview with IGN, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness shared the story behind the removal of the scene involving Hope's son where he explained that it did not simply fit into the story of the film and also blamed himself for why it all happened.
"Oh, yeah. And it’s my fault. I think it just didn’t fit in the flow of what we were doing. There was more of that probability storm scene where Scott had all the multiplications and the Schrodinger’s cat thing. There was more of a psychological element to it too, in earlier scripts, which was really cool," he said.
The writer also apologized to the young actor that they cast to play the role and hoped that his acting career will not be affected as a result of the situation.
Loveness added, "But... it’s on me. I think it just seemed a little disjointed. There was more story of where Kang was going to explain what you’re walking into and what you’re seeing. But it’s on me. I feel bad for the kid. Sorry. I hope his agent wasn’t screaming at him that he really fucked his career. It was me. It’s my shoddy writing."
While there is nothing new about the situation (case in point: Katherine Langford in Avengers: Endgame), it is still great to hear the writer explain what happened as well as apologized to the young actor and blamed himself for the situation, even though he doesn't really need to do it.
Now, fans are more curious to see what the deleted scenes looked like once the film is available on home video and debate whether they made the right decision of keeping it or not.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is still showing in theaters. You can check more details about it here.