Total Nerd 27 Facts You Should Know About Ant-Man  

Coy Jandreau
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Who is Ant-Man, anyways? Is he Hank Pym? Scott Lang? Plain ol' Ant-Man? It's hard to keep up with this ever-changing Marvel Comics character, so we're bringing you a list of Ant-Man (and Avengers) trivia to get you up to speed.

Ant-Man is a difficult character to pin down (literally and figuratively); his unique abilities and irregularities make him one of the most interesting and controversial Avengers characters. This is a guy who is a hero, but who has also been court marshaled then kicked off the Avengers, more than once... a guy who has helped the planet just as much as he's harmed it.

He's able to become new superheroes whenever he feels emasculated. And that's just the first guy, the best and brightest of the lot. The only one who wasn't a thief or S.H.I.E.L.D. agent turned thief. That's right there are not one, not two, but three Ant-Men.

Ant-Man, the movie, came out on July 17, 2015, and someone needed to sort through the myths and the years of continuity (this guy has been around more than 50 years, and most people didn't know his name until Marvel announced the movie!) to bring you the facts you should know before you see Paul Rudd put on that iconic helmet and become Ant-Man!
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Yellowjacket IS Ant-Man

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That's right, Ant-Man's villains are so bad they had to make Ant-Man's main adversary an alias of Ant-Man himself. Now, we're not suggesting this is some Tyler Durden situation (though that would be interesting), but in the comics, Yellowjacket and the suit are another identity Ant-Man/Hank Pym assumes.

Source: Wikipedia
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Ant-Man Is One of the Original Members of the Avengers

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That's right, since Issue #1 way back in September of 1963 both Hank Pym (Ant-Man) and  Janet Van Dyne (The Wasp) have been Avengers - founding members of the team, in fact. The only other heroes in all of comic-dom that can make this same claim are Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk (yup not even Captain America, as he first appeared in Issue #4).
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Ant-Man's Transformations Are Near Unbelievable

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Doctor Strange goes to other dimensions and realms all the time, so that movie is going to it's own glorious thing. Generally, Marvel superheroes operate in the present world, but as far as terrestrial heroes go, they all deal with similar locales (almost all of them deal with New York City). Ant-Man goes "microscopic" all the time, so we're expecting to see some sweet effects when this happens. 

Next to Doctor Strange, Ant-Man gives us probably the most different settings to explore on earth in the MCU.

Source: The Movie Network
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The Visual Effects Team WILL Blow Your Mind

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The VFX team working on Ant-Man decided to use techniques that would make the movie different from other "shrinking" films and use effects that would give an experimental look. They chose to use a mix of macro photography (digital mattes of enlarged environments) and motion-capture.

Source: IMDb