Even though the title character is one of Marvel’s lesser-known heroes, Ant-Man made a huge splash at the box office during its premiere weekend. A lot of armchair film critics assumed the tiny Marvel property would fail to connect with viewers who aren’t already versed in the comic company’s rich backstory. Luckily, they were wrong. Ant-Man is filled with enough action and heist-style tension to keep even the most lackluster of comic book fans on the edge of their seat, but that doesn’t mean the film’s producers didn’t pack it full of Easter eggs for the not-so-casual viewer. If you’re still lost in the frenzy of the film’s final act and aren’t sure if you missed any hidden references, we’ve got you covered with this list of the coolest Easter eggs in Ant-Man.
It should go without saying that this list is full of spoilers. It’s spoilerific, if you will, so if you plan on reading, please watch the movie first. Even if you only liked Ant-Man half as much as we did, you’ll love knowing these references to the Marvel Universe that were hidden in the movie. Just don’t yell them out the next time you’re sitting in the theater.
During Luis' monologue over the closing montage, he mentions a character "that crawls up the walls." A clear mention to the webslinger. We guess we're not the only ones who can't wait for Civil War.
Since The Avengers was announced, people have been looking for Ant-Man and The Wasp. They are founding members of the team and it makes sense. A flashback in the film shows us how Hank’s wife, Janet van Dyne, seemingly sacrificed herself years earlier when preventing a nuclear attack. Also, at the end, Hank's daughter is even given her own suit.