Ant-Man (2015) – Complete Annotations


Lang finishes his training.

Then, on a plane, and another mission.

The old facility is in fact the new Avengers facility. We saw it at the end of Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015). Although this is a new location – just the backlot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

Here comes The Falcon. He’s played by Anthony Mackie.

This is Mackie’s 3rd appearance in the MCU as The Falcon. We last saw him in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015).

The Falcon sequence was not in the original Edgar Wright script.

And they fight. With the exception of the joke punch in the prison, and the joke punch in the SHIELD flashback, this is the first fight of the film.

Who is Falcon talking to? According to Reed, no one. There was some thought of making it another Avenger, but felt that might tip the balance of the scene, wanting to see another Avenger join the fray.


Then Darren at Pym’s. It’s not technically Daddy issues but it kinda is.

Darren leaves, but calls Hope from his car. The Cross scenes were done on a green screen.


The gang is all here.

Scott shows Luis and the gang his suit.

More planning. Scott gets moments with Hope and Cassie.

Scott references The Andy Griffith Show, a 60s American sit com. It had a whistled theme song.

The heist begins.

Luis whistles It’s A Small World. A very famous song associated with Disney theme parks. Disney, of course, are the ultimate corporate owners of this film. The lyrics, of course, also tie into the film.


Lang gets into the building.

Outside. Dave spots cops. They are in a Ford Crown Victoria.

Mitchell Carson arrives. Scott fries the servers. Dave steals the car. Typical heist stuff.


Then inside, across brings representatives of Hydra. They evil organisation was prominent in the comics and last appeared in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015). It is a little ambiguous how Hydra can be here, as Hydra were made public – although Cross says something about how they are not what people think. Carson’s role here  is also a mystery (there being no SHIELD anymore).

More heisting. Until Scott is captured.


A fight breaks out. Hank is shot.

In chaos, Carson escapes. We don’t see him again, although there were scenes shot and ultimately deleted that revealed what happened. This included an accident where he gets scarring on his face, mirroring his comic book version. Scenes with Donovan with prothetic that took hours were removed.

Cross escapes and it’s now a race.

Scott fights some… Pym security? Are they bad guys?

Luis joins the fight.

Then the tank. Note the keychain.


Anthony is killed. That across bastard! Although it does seem like an unlikely shot.

The fight in the helicopter.

Cross puts on the Yellowjacket armour. Again, doesn’t take very long. Note that Yellowjacket can fly and shoot lasers, two things Ant-Man cannot do. His outfit is also all CG.

Yellowjacket in Ant-Man (2015)

The fight ends up in the briefcase. There’s a packet of Lifesavers In there. Product placement?

The iPhone probably isn’t product placement (as other phones are used in the film).

And yes, it plays the album Disintergration by The Cure. The opening track is Plainsong, which we hear here.

Briefcase lands in an unknown house.

Scott manages to defeat Cross. But is captured by Paxton.

In the cop car, Paxton stops to argue. They are on Broadway in San Francisco, near Columbus Avenue.

The address for Maggie’s house is a fake.

Inside, we see a Thomas The Tank Engine train set, the world conquering kid’s TV program. They film got special permission to use Thomas. This is kind of product placement.


Scott and Cross fight it out again.

The giant ant and the giant Thomas.

Scott goes between the molecules. The first thing to go is Yellowjacket’s right arm. This fits in with the MCU Phase 2 trope of every film having someone lose an arm.

Cross is killed?


And into the quantum realm. Or Macroverse. Or the Microverse. Although not called that here. The Microverse exists in the Marvel comics, a dimension that Pym discovered.

This scene/sequence was not in the original Edgar Wright version of the film.

There is some sense to what we see here. We get smaller and smaller – spores, tardigrades, into molecules then nothing.

Around the last time Pym says ‘space’, there is a brief female silhouette in the quantum realm. An instant later, you can see it reflected on Scott’s Helmet. A clear nod at the original Wasp, who is trapped there.

And Ant Man manages to save himself. Everything is OK.

Later, Pym asks Scott about the quantum realm. He then looks at a family photo. A terrible photo as we cannot see Janet’s face.

Scott and Hope are caught in a kiss.


Cute family scene around the dinner table. Scott gets a call.

Suddenly we are in Gin Ling Way, the Chinatown area of Los Angeles. Meaning this screams reshoot – no other scenes were shot in LA.

This Luis story. He’s at San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art. It’s on 151 3rd St, San Francisco.

Luis is at a gallery. His cousin is played by Danny Vasquez.

The Mark Rothko painting is called No. 203.

Behind them is another work – Infrared by Curtis Gutierrez.

Then the bar. Location unknown.

The writer. Played by Anna Akana.

The bartender. It’s Stan Lee in his Stan Lee cameo.

Stan Lee in Ant-Man (2015)

The writer with the Falcon. Park location unknown.

The writer mentions various people with various powers. Sounds a lot like Spider-Man, but the makers claim that is coincidence. Surely only one character climbs walls? It’s the next film on the slate.

So when does this take place? Is this Falcon looking for Ant-Man because of the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016)? Or does this take place earlier?

Then credits.

The final shot of Ant-Man (2015)

Mid Credits scene.

Hank takes Hope to see the Wasp suit. A clear allusion to the sequel.

“About damn time.”

Interesting to note that the Wasp was in some drafts of Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015). She finally joins the MCU.

Post Credits scene.

It’s Falcon. He’s with:

Captain America. He’s played by Chris Evans.

Chris Evans as Captain America in Ant-Man (2015)

This is Evan’s 6th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

The Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan.

This Stan’s 3rd appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

This scene is taken during the events of the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (2016). There are mentions of Tony Stark, the Sokovia Accords and other events. We will talk about the locations and everything in this scene with Civil War.

This scene was shot by the Russo Brothers, directors of Captain America Civil War (2016).

This wasn’t going to be the end credits scene. More comedic tags were shot, with Rudd and Peña. It was changed because they felt the final scene of Lang and Luis could not be topped, and they went with this scene.

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