Ant-Man

Trivia: When Scott goes sub-atomic during the climax, pay close attention. For a very brief instant, there are a few flash-frames of a human figure, and a human silhouette can briefly be seen reflected on Scott's mask. It's very easy to miss the first time you watch the movie. These are indeed meant to be hints that Hank's wife Janet is still alive in the quantum realm.

TedStixon

Trivia: At Baskin Robbins Paul Rudd is wearing a badge with the name "Jack" - a reference to Jack Kirby, a co-creator of Ant-Man.

oswal13
1

Trivia: The Burig uniform and linen is a reference to Susan A. Burig, the graphic designer of this film.

oswal13
1

Trivia: One of Cross' henchmen has a ten rings tattoo, a reference to the Mandarin from Iron Man 3.

oswal13

Trivia: The yellowjacket's plasma cannons sound exactly like the AT-AT from The Empire Strikes Back.

oswal13
Ant-Man mistake picture

Trivia: Garrett Morris makes a cameo as the man in the car when Scott hits its roof. Morris was the first person to portray Ant-Man in a 1979 sketch for Saturday Night Live called Superhero Party.

oswal13

Trivia: In the Pym house there is a red small chair, that's the very first object shrunk by Ant-Man in the comics.

oswal13

Trivia: When Scott first shrinks, one of the things he encounters is a Kirby brand vacuum cleaner. Jack Kirby was one of the co-creators of Ant-Man.

Bishop73

Trivia: Several costumes were made, all identical. The ones worn by Paul Rudd when he is standing talking and walking were made of many different metal parts and leather. The stunt suits were all made of foam rubber so all metal belts, straps were one piece instead of metal interlocking pieces. 17 different helmets were made of metal and again foam rubber, also ones that were open at the front so we can see the face, some fitted with yellow lenses and ones fitted without. Once Paul Rudd was wearing the helmet the chin strap was added and screwed into position. The stunt helmet was foam rubber and simply worn on his head - it was pull on / pull off in case of injury.

Trivia: Director Peyton Reed was up for consideration as one of the directors of Guardians of the Galaxy, but that project was ultimately given to James Gunn. However, Reed was not forgotten - after Edgar Wright had exited the Ant-Man project, Peyton Reed was then given the opportunity to direct Ant-Man.

Casual Person

Trivia: Mitchell Carson (who gets punched) in the comics was going to wear the Ant-Man suit for SHIELD, but it was taken by Eric O'Grady, who became the fourth Ant-Man.

oswal13

Trivia: While denying the rumored existence of an Ant-Man, Darren Cross uses the phrase "Tales to Astonish." Ant-Man's first appearance in a Marvel comic form was under the title Tales to Astonish #27 (January 1962).

zev

Trivia: Yellowjacket was another identity used by Hank Pym in the comics.

ozwal13

Trivia: There is a post credits scene where the new Wasp costume is shown.

ozwal13

Trivia: Stan lee makes his usual cameo before the end as the bartender who talks with Ignacio.

ozwal13

Trivia: In the final scene, Luis is talking with Scott about his friend's date who met up with The Falcon one time. Luis stated that The Falcon was asking that he is looking for a guy and the woman talks about the guys she knows. One of the guys Luis said she mentioned is a guy who climbs walls. This is a clear reference to Spider-Man, who is set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe very soon.

Casual Person

Trivia: There is at the very end a post credits scene where Captain America and Falcon are talking with the Winter Soldier.

ozwal13

Factual error: Twice in the film it is made clear that the Pym particle works by reducing the space between atoms in order to shrink an object, and by increasing it to enlarge them. This means that the object will weigh the same, whether shrunk or enlarged - it cannot be otherwise. A 90kg man the size of an ant would punch a hole through any surface upon which he stood (and couldn't ride ants), Doctor Pym has been walking about with a 60 tonne tank in his pocket, Darren Cross lifts a full grown sheep between finger and thumb, and the supersized Thomas The Tank Engine would be far too light to crush the police car (in fact it would float harmlessly away as it would probably weigh less than the air it displaced).

PEDAUNT
More mistakes in Ant-Man

Hank Pym: Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man.
Scott Lang: One question... Is it too late to change the name?

More quotes from Ant-Man

Question: At several points in the movie, Scott Lang, while small, jumps into and punches a man, who goes flying backwards. However, in the battle with Cross after falling into the swimming pool, Cross, while small, jumps at him and Scott, while large, is able to effortlessly swat him into the bug zapper. A similar thing happens during Scott's fight with The Falcon. So, in a collision between someone large and someone small, who is supposed to win, and who is supposed to go flying?

Ethan Dowley

Chosen answer: Despite the explanation given in the movie for being able to reduce objects and people being "reducing the space between atoms", there are clear indications that there's more to it than that as that explanation wouldn't enable changes of mass (i.e. No way an ant could carry the full weight of a man even if he was reduced in size). Therefore there is some way of changing mass at the same time as size and the two aren't necessarily linked (Scott has low mass when riding ants but much higher when he's punching people). Based on this its apparent that when Scott swats Cross into the buzzer he had low mass. So the answer to the question is - it depends on the mass of the smaller person at the time of the collision.

More questions & answers from Ant-Man

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.