Originally Posted by Artistsean
It also adds to the world of Ant Man, giving him friends and a supporting cast. While at the same time hinting at possible futures for the characters. Those who know who Bill Foster and Scott Lang are will know that eventually they become Goliath and Ant Man. It is like an easter egg or something.
We'll see how forward-thinking Edgar Wright has been forced to become. He and Joe Cornish originally wrote their first script in 2003 as a standalone movie. Who knows how much the words "franchise" and "continuity" were in their minds at the time. In the 10 years since then, I'm sure those ideas have pervaded their thinking as well as the script.