Even though he’s one of Marvel’s lesser known heroes, Ant-Man made a huge splash at the box office during its premiere weekend. A lot of arm chair film critics assumed that 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 that 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 on please watch the movie first. Or if you don’t care about the entire film being ruined for you, please read on. Even if you only liked Ant-Man half as much as we did (we loved it btdubs), 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.
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The Ten Rings - When Darren Cross Is Selling The Yellowjacket Suit
It wouldn’t be a true tale of Marvel Universe terrorism without a shout out to The Ten Rings. They're the group responsible for kidnapping Tony Stark in Iron Man, and the group headed by the Mandarin. When Darren Cross is shown entertaining potential buyers for his Yellowjacket armor, one man can be seen with the group’s logo tattooed on his neck.
Garrett Morris' Car - When Scott Shrinks For The First Time
While there aren’t many celebrity cameos in the first Ant-Man film, but fans of Saturday Night Live and 2 Broke Girlswill notice that the cab that Scott eventually lands on during his first shrinking experience belongs to actor/comedian Garrett Morris who first portrayed Ant-Man in live-action – as part of a superhero costume party skit on SNL.
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. Supposed this was an accident, but we'll take it anyway.
In the film and the comics, Lang’s daughter Cassie is an important figure, and the impetus for him to turn his life around. In the comic, she eventually becomes a superhero, called Stature, and joins the Young Avengers.