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 The Wasp

In Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited by Hank Pym to help him pull of a heist. One of the subplots of the film is that Hank wants to protect his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) from possible danger, which is why he pushed her away and didn’t want her to get too involved. One of the credits scenes for Ant-Man involves Hank revealing a secret chamber with a never-before-seen Wasp suit. Hank and Hope’s mother Janet were working on the suit before she died, Pym finally realized they were making it for Hope. She smiles, looks at The Wasp suit and responds, “It’s about damn time.”

Lilly is contracted for multiple pictures and Kevin Feige has confirmed to us that Hope Van Dyne will eventually suit up as the Wasp in phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But don’t expect it to happen in Captain America: Civil War:

“It’s a good question, and it will certainly be in phase three. Where exactly in phase three I’m not sure, but it won’t be in Civil War. She was included in early versions of Civil War but there are so many characters in Civil War that we didn’t want to do her a disservice, like she flies in, ‘I’ve got the costume now’, and she flies out. With Ant-Man, and I’m not saying thats what Ant-Man does in the movie, but we already know him, we’ve already seen him. We haven’t seen her as Wasp and we don’t want to rob the opportunity of seeing her in the outfit for at least almost the first time, and seeing her dynamic with Scott in a way it could play out, so we’re saving it. But its going to be in Phase three for sure.”

This is a departure from the comics where Janet Van Dyne is the Wasp, and a founding member of the Avengers. Hope only exists in one of Marvel Comics’ alternate timelines, and becomes a supervillain (the Red Queen) rather than a superhero.

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Hulk Green Sodas

Stan Lee’s cameo in the last standalone Hulk film (a Marvel Studios production, even it was released by Universal) showed the legendary creator drinking green soda. The same soda was featured in advertisements used on the set of Ant-Man, although I can’t verify if those ads actually made it into the background of a shot in the movie. The scene would appear in the movie right after Scott Lang was fired for Baskin Robbins.

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Miniture Furniture

There are some “hidden in plain sight” backstory props in Hank Pym’s house. Director Peyton Reed revealed the following to Collider:

Anytime you’re in Hank Pym’s beautiful victorian house in San Francisco, you might want to look around the room. You might notice certain details that talk about his history in his experimentation with the Pym Particle. There might be some miniaturized objects all around the room.

You can find many miniature objects around Hank’s house, including a plane, a car, a helicopter, a table and chairs. The screenshot above comes thanks to Yahoo.

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The Red Chair

When Darren Cross is showing off the Yellowjacket suit to the group in the beginning, we see a video of a chair shrinking. This is a reference to Hank Pym’s first appearance in Tales to Astonish, where he shrinks a chair before using the Pym Particles on himself.

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Other Easter Eggs and References

  • When Scott is working for Baskin-Robbins, his name tag says ‘Jack’ and he asks ‘Darby’ to “take over for this idiot”. Jack and Darby are the names of Paul Rudd’s children.
  • During the new Avengers Headquarters infiltration action sequence you can hear snippets of both Alan Silvestri‘s Avengers theme and Henry Jackman‘s Falcon theme.

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