When you go on a set visit, you don’t know what you’re going to see that day, and more importantly, you don’t know what’s going to be revealed later on when you can report on the set visit. Sometimes you’re ahead of the reader and sometimes you’re behind.
In the case of Ant-Man, I saw what went into the making of what you’ve already seen in parts of the trailer. Last year, I went on a two-day Ant-Man set visit, and on the first day when we went to Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, I saw the part in the trailer where Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is hanging out of a helicopter and Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) shouts, “Did you think you could stop the future with a heist?” Now, I know what follows that line, and it’s definitely a spoiler, so I’m going to keep that to myself. When you see the movie, you’ll be grateful I didn’t share it with you.
The next day, we went to the Georgia Archives Building, which is serving as both the exterior and part of the interior for Pym Laboratories. You know that scene in the trailer where Darren Cross is greeting people in the lobby? We saw that too, although we also got a little bit of what happens after Cross enters and we meet up with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his estranged daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly).
But even though I saw filming of what you’ve now seen finished, I still learned a lot from my time on set. Check out 106 (!) things you should know about Ant-Man: