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The Best Easter Eggs & References Hidden in Ant-Man  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Your favorite Easter Eggs in Ant-Man.

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.

Vote on the coolest Ant-Man Easter egg, and if you saw something that we missed, please leave it in the comments. 

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Stature - She's Scott's Daughter
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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
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Gi-Ant - When Scott Makes A Dog Sized Ant
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Toward the end of the film, with the help of some size-changing discs  we begin to see the Ant-Man crew exploring the world of making small things large, including a Thomas the Tank train and an ant the size of a dog. This somewhat foreshadows the news/rumors that Ant-Man will be turning into Giant-Man in Civil War (That's pronounced Gi...Ant-Man). 
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Eternity - During Scott's Trip To The Quantum Realm
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During 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.
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The Microverse - When Scott Shrinks Down The Quantum Realm
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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?

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