Over the last several years, Marvel has filled its cinematic universe with larger-than-life heroes and villains. A super soldier from another time, highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D agents, a staggeringly brilliant billionaire, an unstoppable giant rage monster, and a God make up their collective Avengers team. So it was with great curiosity that we anticipated the arrival of Earth’s Tiniest Hero. Ant-Man.
Despite the fact that audiences have embraced a re-animated fallen comrade in Winter Soldier, all manner of green and purple aliens, a talking raccoon, a big-hearted plant, and pretty much anything else that the studio has thrown our way, many were still left scratching their heads and saying, “Yeah. Sure… But ANT-MAN?” Surprising to not only general audiences, but also established comic fans: Ant-Man turned out to be one of Marvel’s most accessible movies to date and the title character an entirely relatable hero.
With that being said, things could have gone in a much different direction for our pint-sized protagonist. As reported by HitFix, none other than Howard Stern revealed that he once tried to make an Ant-Man movie happen years ago. Weird right? The America’s Got Talent host revealed this fun tidbit on his radio talk show, The Howard Stern Show, while interviewing the current Ant-Man, Paul Rudd. He said:
“I was a huge Ant-Man [fan]. In fact, I was telling Robin [Quivers] earlier in the morning, about 15 years ago I had a meeting with Marvel. I tried to buy the rights to Ant-Man because I said that’s a cool franchise. I really tried, and I met with some of their dudes.”
Can you imagine what Ant-Man would look like with Stern producing or, even more interesting, starring? Though, who knows, it could have been awesome. Maybe Ant-Man could have teamed up with Fartman, that would have been pretty cool… right? Let us know what you guys think in the comment section below.
[via Cinema Blend]