Jeff Loveness is seemingly on a promotional tour to talk all things Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. While the film was critically mixed, the film still apparently worked for some going by Rotten Tomatoes’ Audience Score. and left an impression with the introduction of Jonathan Majors‘ Kang the Conqueror. Now that enough time has passed, the writer has a chance to share some insights into what may have been.
In an interesting reveal, it seems that the film may have almost featured The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge as Hank Pym’s fling, Linda. As we uncover what exactly Janet van Dyne was up to in the Quantum Realm, we would’ve also found out about the failed relationships of Hank Pym. Sadly, it seems they never got “beyond a Zoom” call before the idea was scrapped.
I don’t think it even made it into pages, but we wanted Jennifer Coolidge to be Linda for a brief moment. It never reached beyond a Zoom between ourselves, but I had some good ideas there. We’ll save her for next time. I’m sure she’ll wind up in the MCU, sometime. She can be Doctor Doom.Jeff Loveness
Coolidge has been getting quite a bit of attention since her standout role in The White Lotus, and her comedic chops would’ve made for a fantastic addition to the Ant-Man franchise. So, it’s a shame it never got together but it would be quite exciting to see her return in another Marvel Cinematic Universe project. While we highly doubt she’ll be Doctor Doom, there’s definitely a role out there that is perfect for her.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter