Mitchell Carson and his brief role in Ant-Man is quietly one of the most dangerous lingering plot threads in the MCU.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced plenty of major heroes and unique threats who’ve only to be shifted to the side to make way for ever-evolving storylines that take up more prominence. But there’s one particular minor figure from Phase 2 whose one major act in the MCU could endanger heroes all across the world. Let’s look at Ant-Man’s Mitchell Carson and how his minor role in Peyton Reed’s film potentially poses a major threat to the future of the MCU.
Carson was initially introduced as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D., first appearing in the opening flashbacks of Ant-Man after having risen in the ranks to achieve the title of Head of Defense. He took part in an attempt to replicate the shape-shifting Pym Particles, something that can be incredibly dangerous in the wrong hands. Caron only antagonized Pym when confronted over the act, which resulted in Hank Pym resigning from S.H.I.E.L.D. in anger. But in reality, the reason Carson was so attracted by the idea of Pym Particles was for a much more nefarious reason. He was one of the many Hydra agents who had quietly taken command of certain parts of S.H.I.E.L.D., eventually going rogue after the organization was revealed to the public and evading punishment.