The Best Easter Eggs And References Hidden In 'Ant-Man'
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.
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Garrett Morris' Car - When Scott Shrinks For The First Time
While there aren’t many celebrity cameos in the first Ant-Man film, fans of Saturday Night Live and 2 Broke Girls will notice that the cab 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.
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Stature - She's Scott's DaughterIn 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.
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The Ten Rings - When Darren Cross Is Selling The Yellowjacket SuitIt 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.
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The New Avengers Shout Out - When Scott Breaks Into Stark Industries
When Lang pays a visit to the New Avengers facility seen at the end of Age Of Ultron, we discover that it was an old Stark Industries building before being converted, which makes sense. But Lang also gets a taste of fighting super dudes when he tangles the newest Avenger, Falcon. And he wins! Not the best way to start your career off, Falcon.
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That Spider-Man Mention - During Luis' Monologue
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.
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Eternity - During Scott's Trip To The Quantum RealmDuring Scott's trip to the quantum realm there was an outline of somebody or something seen. It was extremely quick and easy to miss, but Ant-Man director Peyton Reed confirmed something was there. Considering Ant-Man's story, it is likely a reference to the trapped Janet van Dyne but there's another possibility: Eternity. The Marvel character represents all time in the universe. As Scott shrunk down to what seemed to be a horrid fate, Hank Pym's voice spoke in his head, reiterating the word, "Eternity," which may turn out not to be a coincidence.