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, 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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The Subatomic Realm shown in Ant-Man is actually a direct reference to Marvel's Microverse: a realm that Hank Pym describes as being outside the reality of time and space, and where Scott Lang seems to catch instant amnesia. With the fact that reality, time, space, and presumably mind (four of the six infinity stones) have no real bounds in the Microverse, could this be the MCU's answer to escaping the power of the Infinity Gauntlet? Or is it their way of saying that we should watch out for a Micronauts movie in Stage 4?
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.