18 Shrink And You'll Miss Them Details From 'Ant-Man And The Wasp'

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Vote up the details you missed in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp.'

Immediately following the blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp is the highly underrated sequel to his first MCU outing, Ant-Man. Taking place concurrently with Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp sets up a copious amount of ground for the future of the MCU to build upon, even after Avengers: Endgame. From subatomic details in the Quantum Realm to getting audiences acquainted with soon-to-be Young Avenger Cassie Lang (AKA Stature), Ant-Man and the Wasp is filled with tiny details that really make this film worth the rewatch as soon as possible.

Did you catch these details the first time around? Vote up the details you missed when you first watched Ant-Man and The Wasp!

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    178 VOTES

    Hank Pym Has Some Creative Energy Solutions

    While comic book movies will traditionally have a little wobbly wobbly science, Redditor u/sbtrey23 noticed how Hank and Hope power their portable laboratory (in the most improbable of ways):

    In Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), the lab is portable and therefore can’t be connected to a main power grid. Since they needed portable energy, you can see in the background that they used enlarged Duracell batteries to power the lab.

    178 votes
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    131 VOTES

    Hank Pym And Janet van Dyne Took Some Creative License In Their Lab's Construction

    If there's one thing that can both stand the test of time in terms of durability and inflict a massive amount of pain if stepped on, it's Lego. From Redditor u/Naweezy:

    In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hank Pym’s new lab is built out of blown up Lego panels.

    131 votes
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    131 VOTES

    Twitter And David Tennant Suggested A Book For Scott Lang

    If there's one great side effect from having an interconnected cinematic universe, it's the fringe interviews that wind up influencing other properties. This tidbit from Redditor u/Olibotactually touches on just that:

    In a Marvel interview, David Tennant said he thought Ant-Man would cry at the book The Fault In Our Stars. In Ant Man and The Wasp (2018), Scott is seen crying whilst reading it near the film's beginning.

    131 votes
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    112 VOTES

    The Timing For 'The Snap' Lines Up Perfectly With The Timezones

    Timezones are a funny thing in the MCU. Avengers: Infinity War takes palace at the same time as Ant-Man and The Wasp, with Thanos triggering The Snap at the exact moment Scott tries to leave the Quantum Realm. The Snap happens in what looks like midafternoon in Wakanda, well before sunset. According to an in-universe map, we can see Wakanda is likely UTC +3. Nick Fury and Maria Hill are dusted on the East Coast which is UTC -4 and the Pyms are dusted in San Francisco, which is UTC -7. 

    Considering the effects of The Snap likely triggered radially from the point of origin, (and given the nature of these films is to be released during the summer), if The Snap happened around 4 pm Wakanda time, that implies it hit the East Coast of the United States around 10:00 AM and the West Coast around 7:00 AM. This lines up with the time of day shown in Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

    112 votes
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    104 VOTES

    The Microverse Might Be Canon

    When Hank Pym goes into the Quantum Realm to rescue Hope, you can see a city enclosed in a bubble. Redditor u/Slogfarts states:

    It looked like the Royal City from the Microverse's Homeworld, as seen in the upper left-hand corner of this image.

    104 votes
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    87 VOTES

    'Animal House' Is Surprisingly Relevant  

    During Scott's house arrest, his choice of films foreshadows some very important science that is pointed out by a Redditor:

    In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott is seen watching the movie National Lampoon's Animal House. In this scene the student says “That means one tiny atom in my fingernail could be – Could be one little tiny universe.” Foreshadowing to the Quantum Realm’s abilities.

    87 votes