Re: The Official Ant-Man News and Speculation Thread
What if Hank starts out as an AIM scientist?
As part of Extremis, AIM was conducting brain research, and even has the capability to perform real-time scans of someone's brain. In addition, AIM was contracted for tweaking War Machine into Iron Patriot, so they must have a capable robotics division with access to elements of Stark's design. Pym could attempt to merge the two technologies by uploading a scan of his brain into a prototype robotic body built from studying War Machine. Then things go horribly wrong, and he defects to SHIELD in an attempt to redeem himself.
The only things missing are the ants (and the ability to shrink)...