Captain America and Ant-Man are on different sides in early Civil War concept art

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:00 AM EDT (Updated)

A glimpse at some early concept art for Captain America: Civil War gives us an intriguing hint about how the teams in the movie could have been very different.

If you remember from the movie, Team Cap consisted of Captain America, Hawkeye, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Winter Soldier and Ant-Man, while Team Tony's lineup featured Iron Man, Spider-Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Vision and Black Panther.

But thanks to Marvel Studios conceptual artist Andy Park, we've gotten a look at some early artwork in which Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) was actually on Team Tony -- and fought directly with Cap (Chris Evans) as a result while in his Giant Man form.

As CBR points out, we don't know if those early drafts of the script had someone else take Ant-Man's place on Team Cap or if both sides were radically re-aligned. After all, Civil War works so well because none of these folks really want to hurt each other (except for Black Panther wanting his shot at the Winter Soldier) and nobody wants this fight to happen.

In the movie itself, Ant-Man/Scott Lang is flabbergasted to meet Cap, acting like an eight-year-old geek at a comic book convention and even touching him to make sure he's real. It would be interesting to know if something got him to turn against Steve Rogers in that early script, or if the scene in which he goes all fanboy over his hero was added later on.

Whatever the case, with Scott's criminal background, it makes much more sense that he would side with the renegades -- in this case, Team Cap. But seeing art like this always makes us wonder how things might have been different...