Writer of Ant-Man 3 reveals Janet’s removed superpowers

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were excited to see the return of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. While she showed off some vague healing powers in her first outing, fans were hoping for more action from the original Wasp in the third installment. According to writer Jeff Loveness, there was a lot more to Janet’s story that never made it into the final film.

In a recent interview with Backstory Magazine, Loveness revealed that Janet once had more superpowers in the third movie. Janet was supposed to have a version of Ghost’s phasing abilities, which would have come from the Multiversal core after her clash with Kang in the past. However, this scene was cut from the movie because it was too confusing for viewers in test screenings.

Loveness explained that Janet’s phasing powers were almost tied into her traumas, which made her more unstable. Her phasing powers were a part of the Kang core, and she made a sacrifice to get them, but it really messed her up. The writer also revealed that there was a cleverly edited scene in the movie where Janet used her phasing abilities to keep Hank and her hidden.

Given the relationship between Janet and Kang that Quantumania set up, it’s a safe bet to assume that Pieffier’s hero will factor into Avengers: The Kang Dynasty a lot more than one might think. It would be the perfect place to see this older Wasp back in action, this time with some handy-dandy Quantum Realm-based abilities.

However, there’s always the chance that getting on that road will also lead to an untimely grave. Michael Douglas, who plays Hank Pym, has even said that he thinks his character is in a good place to be killed off if another Ant-Man movie were to be made. Perhaps those two lovebirds aren’t fated for a happy extended life.

In conclusion, it’s exciting to know that there was more to Janet’s story in Ant-Man 3 than what we saw on the big screen. Fans can only hope that Marvel Studios will find a way to bring back the original Wasp in all her glory and give her the chance to explore the full potential of what she could be.

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