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It's been awhile since we had some Ant-Man related news. Fans of Marvel's tiniest hero might remember that Pym Technologies played a key role in the film's overall narrative. Founded by Hank Pym, the building served as a central set piece for the climactic heist towards the end of the film. The building eventually imploded into nothingness, and now real life is imitating art. The Georgia Archives Building was used as Pym Technologies in Ant-Man, and just like in the movie, the building has exploded -- but on purpose!
Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man and the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp, shared the news on Twitter. The Georgia Archives Building was due for a facelift, and fans of Ant-Man were able to watch the building go down in smoke on live television. The building was blown up by professionals earlier this morning and fans could have tuned in to watch the same building be destroyed for a second time. Located in Atlanta, Georgia -- where most, if not all, of Marvel's movies are filmed these days -- the site will soon have a new judiciary building put in place.
Pym Technologies was founded by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man, and it was the secret home of his most treasured scientific discovery: the Pym Particle. Able to shrink down objects and living creatures, Pym deemed the particles too dangerous to trust with anyone else, and locked them away. When his wayward pupil Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) discovered the formula, Cross forced Pym out of his own company, leading him to recruit thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to steal back his work and destroy the evidence. Evidence, in this case, means the entire building, which imploded on itself thanks to some explosive Pym Particles.
Lot's of stuff went down at Pym Tech, but maybe the biggest was when Pym and his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lily) crashed a train right onto the front lawn. Check out this featurette from Ant-Man explaining how the crew filmed that awesome sequence where a tank burst through the front of the building.
Looks like Peyton Reed and the crew will have to find a new building for the sequel. Ant-Man and The Wasp is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 6, 2018. There are bound to more developments on the sequel, so be sure to keep checking in with CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.