Ant-Man (2015) – Complete Annotations

US release date: 17th July 2015
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd


Opening scene to Ant-Man (2015)

We open with the most overtly MCU call back in a film so far. This is Triskelion, the future base for SHIELD, seen and also destroyed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). In fact, this plate looks like an establishing shot from that 2014 film, with new graphics overlaid to make it look incomplete.

The location is Theodore Roosevelt Island, at the end of Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, in Washington DC.

We are in 1989.

Inside. It’s a set. The main studio home for this film was Pinewood, Atlanta. It was the first film to shoot there.

Behind some people we see a big round logo for SHIELD. Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement Logistics Division.

We see some people from the back and far away. The first person we see properly is Howard Stark, played by John Slattery.

John Slattery as Howard Stark in Ant-Man (2015)

This is Slattery’s 2nd appearance as Stark in the MCU, last appearing in Iron Man 2 (2010). Howard Stark is also portrayed as a younger man by Dominic Cooper in other films. Slattery was spotted in passing on a screen in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015). Slattery told IGN:

It’s the biggest set I’ve ever seen, I think, or I’ve ever been on certainly. It’s just a gigantic room and there’s numbers and girders and you think, is that what green screen looks like?

Then Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas.

Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in Ant-Man (2015)

Pym is one of the mainstays of the Marvel Universe in the comics. He is the first Ant-Man, later taking on various roles like Giant Man and Yellowjacket. He’s an important scientist in the comics, creating many of the important elements that make the Marvel universe, from the Pym Particles and Ultron.

In many ways, Pym’s role has been taken by Tony Stark in the MCU. In the comics, he is a contemporary of Stark and the other Avengers. Here, they have made him part of the generation before. Pym is also a very complex character in the comics, with a strong strain of mental instability, which is all excluded here (so far).

He first appeared in Tales To Astonish #27 (January 1962). He was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.

Douglas has been a huge star for many decades. He’s probably best known for iconic roles like Wall Street (1987) and Basic Instinct (1992). Comedies, blockbusters, thrillers, acclaimed indies – he’s done it all. Although this is his first stab at the world of superheroes, and he was excited. He told Collider:

When my agent called me and sent the script over I was like, ‘Yes! Finally.’ Actually, I was a little hurt that no one had asked me before. Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito are two of my oldest friends… I looked back at the Joker and the Penguin and they told me how much fun they had playing characters that were theatrical and larger than life. So I was excited when Marvel sent me two years worth of Ant-Man comics in a leather-bound volume to research my character and get an idea of who this crazy inventor Hank Pym was. And I was really looking forward to doing a big special effects movie.

He is, of course, de-aged here. This is a mix of Michael Douglas with a younger performer, and CGI.

Steve Buscemi, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman were all considered for the role.

We see two more people. First is Mitchell Carson, played by Martin Donovan.

Martin Donovan as Mitchell Carson in Ant-Man (2015)

Carson appears in the comics, as a traitorous SHIELD agent with ties to Pym and Ant-Man. He is a relatively new creation and also more of an active agent and a brawler, than a high powered exec. He was also set to be a new Ant-Man, but was a villain at heart.

He first appeared in Marvel Team Up Vol 3 #21 (August 2006). He was created by Robert Kirkman and Andy Kuhn.

Donovan is best known for his work in indie American cinema, with films such as The Opposite Of Sex, Insomnia and more. Reed was a huge fan of Donovan’s work in Hal Hartley’s films. He worked with Michael Douglas on 2006’s The Sentinel. Donovan told CBR:

It was incredible because I’ve been doing this for a long time, and my background is small films and television. I’ve done a few, borderline sort of studio films, but I’ve never been in anything anywhere near this. So it was a pretty remarkable call to get. But I have to say, that it was driven by Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd, who I know and have worked with years before, and Peyton knowing my work from the independent films I’d done years ago.

Donovan is also de-aged here.

Then Peggy Carter. She is played by Hayley Atwell.

Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Ant-Man (2015)

This is Atwell’s 4th time as Peggy Carter. We last saw her in Avengers Age Of Ultron (2015).

If you only saw the films, this is right in the middle of Peggy’s life. We last saw her, chronologically, in a grainy clip talking about Captain America in a museum, and then near the end of her life, with Alzheimer’s (both scenes from Captain America The Winter Soldier, 2014). Peggy was also the star of Agent Carter, a two series TV series that expands on her story, although questionable if the series is now considered canon.

The Pym Particle. In comics and the films, it is Hank Pym’s greatest discovery. It’s what powers Ant-Man’s abilities, as well as several other heroes. It has been the catalyst of many stories.

There is mention of Janet. We will find out more about her later.

Pym attacks Carson.

There is a deleted scene here, of Hank putting the Ant Man suit in the vault under his house.

Then the Marvel Studios titles.

The music is now Borombon, performed by Camilo Azuquita, a Panamanian musician.

Then here he is. Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd.

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man (2015)

Lang is the second Ant-Man from the comics. He has been Ant-Man for decades, and shares the role of petty theft turned hero, mentored by Hank Pym. He is a slight anomaly in the MCU Avengers, in that he’s an 80s hero, not a 60s one. But he is a mainstay of the Marvel comics universe, and has become something of a leader in recent years.

He first appeared in Avengers #181 (March 1979), and was created by David Michelinie and John Byrne.

Rudd was perhaps an unconventional choice for an action hero. Until this point he was best known for being a comedic leading man. He is best known for a string of comedies in the mid 2000s like Anchorman, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and more. Rudd told Collider:

First, there was the fact that it was different than anything I had ever done. I liked the challenge. I thought it would be an exciting adventure. And I enjoyed the fact that when I was cast, people went, “Huh? Really?” You wouldn’t necessarily think [of me], and I think that Marvel likes to do that. I was thrilled to have the opportunity.

Also up for the role we’re Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ewan McGregor.

Lang is in a fight. He’s in prison, but this is likely a studio.

He is fighting Peachy, played by Robert Crayton.

Scott leaves the prison. It’s San Quentin State Prison, near San Francisco, California.

Waiting for him is Luis. He’s played (wonderfully) by Michael Peña.

Michael Peña as Luis in Ant-Man (2015)

There’s no Luis in the comics, he was made for the film. Can’t imagine he wont appear soon.

Peña is a reliable character actor, starring in action roles and comedies from Million Dollar Baby, Crash, End Of Watch and lots more. Peña based the characterisation on a friend of his – a friend named Pablo. He told the LA Times:

I based [Luis] off of someone. It’s somebody that I grew up with. [He’s] kind of a criminal, kind of not a criminal. OK, a criminal. He was in and out of jail and stuff [and] still slightly annoying, but at the same time lovable, you know, and I tried to play that. I don’t know if I pulled it off or not.

It’s great because there’s actually a civilian in the Marvel universe that’s not like a cop or a mentor. [Luis] really is just a civilian, and for him to be who he is in this movie I think is great. I’m pretty stoked and I liked the movie a lot. You can’t always say that about the movies that you do.

A filmed deleted scene featured Luis playing In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel on an iPhone, in a nod to a scene in Say Anything (1989). According to Reed, the song ended up being too expensive to use.

The music is now Shingalin en Panama, by Camilo Azuquita.

The van is a 1972 Ford Econoline.

They drive and chat through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and we see the Golden Gate Bridge. We are north west of the bridge. Conzelman Road. This was the first day of filming.

Baskin Robbins. For non Americans, it’s a real store. The store were up for being made fun of, and I guess this is technically product placement. Chipotle and Jamba Juice were also considered, bit were less keen on the depiction.

No branch info and we assume it’s a set.

The first customer is played by Johnny Pemberton. He’s been excellent in the 21 Jump Street films, In The Loop and more.

Subtle joke in the music playing in the background. It’s Antmusic by Adam & The Ants.


Dale. He’s played by Gregg Turkington. He is best known for his comic persona Neil Hamburger and the film review show On Cinema. 

“Baskin Robbins always finds out” became quite a meme.

Lang gets fired and heads to the Milgrom Hotel. It’s the Riviera Hotel, 420 Jones St, San Francisco.

Milgrom is a reference to Al Milgrom. Milgrom was a long serving Avengers artist, illustrating many of the important Hank Pym storylines in the 70s.

Interestingly, behind the scenes photos of Rudd walking here showed posters for Pingo Doce, the soft drink company where Banner worked in The Incredible Hulk (2008). A mere corner of the poster cast be seen in the final film.

Inside, it’s a set. We are with two others. We first see Dave, played by T.I.

T.I. as Dave in Ant-Man (2015)

Dave was created for the film.

T.I. first came to fame for his hip hop and hit albums, but has also appeared in films such as American Gangster and Get Hard. He is from Atlanta, where a lot of this film was made. He told MovieWeb:

When you actually involve yourself in the world of acting, one of the things you always want to do is, if only once, experience the huge budget, big set, peek behind the curtain of how these things actually take place. When it finally presents itself as an opportunity, you’re kind of skeptical in the sense of, you figure as big as this budget is, and as big of an opportunity as it is, you expect for it to be very rigid, a very not-so-fun experience, due to the magnitude of investment, time. You just expect everyone to be on edge. This was nothing like that. It was the complete opposite. The set felt like an independent boutique kind of thing. There was a camaraderie and an instant getting-along with everyone. Everyone had the utmost respect for each other, and it made it easier to embellish and experiment with the script.

Then Kurt. He’s played by David Dastmalchian.

David Dastmalchian as Kurt in Ant-Man (2015)

Kurt was also created for the film.

Dastmalchian appeared in films such as The Dark Knight and Blade Runner 2049. Rudd apparently thought his accent here was real, and his American accent was a joke. He told Direct Conversations:

Peyton was made to make this movie. He’s as big if not bigger a comic book geek than I am, he loves the obscure characters like ‘Ant-Man.’ It’s a character he’s read and been devoted to for a very long time. Plus, he has this real flair for bringing a good story to life, while utilizing action and comedic elements. So, as difficult as the starts and stops of the film process was, it ultimately all happened the way it was meant to be.

There was more scenes with the gang. It was later cut together for another purpose, but it saw scenes at a casino, and the gang coming back with money, but Lang has sat out the heist.

It is also worth noting that the Edgar Wright version called for a bigger crew around Ant-Man. Dastmalchian and Peña were the only two members of that crew to remain. T.I. joined later.

We then see a skyline of San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. Then we see a car driving on the north side of the bay again.

We will soon see it belongs to (a present day) Hank Pym. He’s driving a 1977 Triumph Spitfire.

Onto Pym Technologies. This is the Georgia Archives building, which used to stand at 344 Capitol Ave SE, Atlanta. It has since been demolished. Rudd also shot Anchorman 2 too.

The gate guard is played by Jim R Coleman.

We see Pym’s keys. There’s a tank that we will see later.

There was a long deleted sequence set in Panama in the past, in a battle scene. It was going to be the opening of the film, and we would see the origin of the shrunk tank. Carson was also involved.

Inside, it’s a set.

Pym sees someone shaking hands. It’s Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll.

Corey Stoll as Darren Cross in Ant-Man (2015)

Cross appears the comics as a self made millionaire, who through various entanglements, became an enemy of the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man. He didn’t take the mantle of Yellowjacket in the comics until after this film was well into production, and was no doubt a tie in.

He first appeared in Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979) – which is also the first Scott Lang Ant-Man adventure. He was created by David Michelinie and John Byrne.

Stoll came to fame in the series House Of Cards. He appeared in films such as Midnight In Paris, This Is Where I Leave You and more. It was Midnight In Paris where Reed first saw Stoll. Stoll has happily admitted to being a big fan of comic books. He told Coming Soon:

Playing Darren Cross, this larger-than-life villain, it was this license to really go big, smile and play the villain, and these huge sort of Bond villain sets and these insane power suits and these great monologues. It was really, really fun.

Then we meet Hope van Dyne. She is played by Evangeline Lilly.

Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man (2015)

Hope only exists in the comics in an alternative universe, not the main comics Marvel universe. In that universe, known as MC2, she was the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne. She actually became a villain, and the film version takes very little of her character from the comics. Hope here does share a haircut with the comics version of Janet, and is more of a stand in for the original Wasp.

Lilly is best known for her role on the TV show Lost, followed by The Hobbit films and more.


The lab is a set.

In Cross’s reveal, he mentions ‘Tales To Astonish’. Ant-Man (Hank version) first appeared in the Marvel comic Tales To Astonish. #27 to be exact.

A deleted scene here had Cross explain the benefits of the shrinking technology. It also provides a better shot at a potential buyer with a Ten Rings tattoo, tying back to the Iron Man films.

Cross then reveals the Yellowjacket armour.

Yellowjacket in the comics has a very different history. It was one of many identities taken by Hank Pym over the years. He was initially a hero, but Pym suffered a mental breakdown, and Yellowjacket turned on his fellow Avengers, in one of the darker chapters of their history. This film ties Cross to Yellowjacket in a new way. A yellowjacket is an American wasp.

It’s worth noting that shrinking also works quite differently in the comics. In the MCU, it’s all tied to a suit, whereas in the comics it has to do with serums, and is then part of that person’s abilities. So the Yellowjacket armour is very different to the Yellowjacket outfit in the comics, both in function and in look.

Yellowjacket debuted in Avengers #59 (December 1968).

Frank played by Joe Chrest.


Then a party. House location is 840 Clemont Dr NE, Atlanta.

The music is Hot Poppin Popcorn by The Wiggles.

First person to greet Scott is his daughter, Cassie. She’s played by Abby Ryder Forsten.

Abby Ryder Forsten as Cassie in Ant-Man (2015)

Cassie exists in the comics, as Scott Lang’s daughter and a major part of his life. As you can imagine, her life has been threatened many times. She went on to be a hero in her own right, many years later, in the comics.

She first appeared in Marvel Premiere #47 (April 1979), where Darren Cross first appeared and Scott Lang debuted as Ant-Man.

Then Paxton. He’s played by Bobby Cannavale.

Bobby Cannavale as Jim Paxton in Ant-Man (2015)

Paxton was created for the film. Although in the comics, Scott’s ex wife had a new, distrusting husband, with a different name.

Cannavale has been brilliant in lots of things – Station Agent, Blue Jasmine, Boardwalk Empire, Master Of None and so much more.

Patrick Wilson was originally cast in the role but was unable ultimately when the film production moved.

Rudd and Reed could not agree on what the toy should be. Reed won out.

Then Maggie, played by Judy Greer.

Judy Greer as Maggie in Ant-Man (2015)

Maggie is also a creation for the film. In the comics, Cassie’s mother is a woman named Peggy.

Greer is also wonderful in so many things, from Arrested Development, Adaptation and lots more. In the same year as this, she starred in Jurassic World.

There was an extra scene here featuring Scott and Cassie together.

Maggie and Scott talk outside, and Scott drives off. His horn plays the popular tune La Cucaracha.

Back at Pym Technologies. Cross kills Frank.

There were scenes filmed and cut where Cross tasted the remains of Frank. It was strawberry jam.

Eating with Cross and Hope. It’s St Cecilia. 3455 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta.

There was more for this scene, and it was to be an introduction to these two characters.


Scott in his van. He’s parked outside Young Ellis Food Center. 398 Ellis St, Tenderloin, San Francisco. Milgrom Hotel is around the corner.

Back in Luis’ apartment, we get the first of these wonderful Luis stories.

The music is Escape by Roy Ayers.

Cousin Ernesto, played by Nicholas Barrera.

Emily, played by Lyndsi LaRose. Carlos, played by Carlos Aviles.

No location details for most of this. We assume it is mainly Atlanta somewhere. We guess?

The baseball field is Fayette County Kiwanis Park. 936 Redwine Rd, Fayetteville, Georgia.

Onto the next montage – planning. The music is now I’m Ready by The Commodores.

The Locksmith. Now gone, it was 68 Broad St NW, Atlanta.

Couple of unknown locations – the garage, the uniforms drop off alley, the car park. We assume the garage is a set. Several scenes in the apartment too.

There was long deleted scene featuring Scott posing as a cable repairman, visiting Pym at his house. Pym is playing a much less able bodied man, and the two size eachother up. This was supposed to be the first scene with older Pym, suggesting previous scenes would have also moved around.

Then at Hank Pym’s house. 601 Buena Vista Avenue West, San Francisco.

Scott breaks in. Then somehow manages to make a fingerprint. According to Rudd, all the science in this scene makes sense, except the bolts would probably rip through the curtain.

The second safe says it was made in Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s Peyton Reed’s hometown.


Kurt says Scott is “In like Flynn”. A reference to Errol Flynn, best known for playing Robin Hood. He was quite a ladies man.

Then some jokes about the film Titanic.

Lang breaks in. And we see the suit.

We also see our first ant. The ants were specially designed to be slightly less… monstrous.

Then we see Hank looking on. He’s in his secret lab – which is of course a set.

Back at Pym Technologies. This scene with the lamb.

Note that the serum Cross uses is yellow.

Scott puts on the suit. It looks so cool.

Ant-Man (2015)


Then he shrinks! Pretty great effect as Scott escapes the water, and then ultimately downstairs to a party. Special cameras were used to film the bath and other real places throughout the film to make them look massive. The water is CGI.

Lang ends up on top of a car. In the car is a cab driver, played by Garrett Morris. Morris played Ant-Man in a 1979 Saturday Night Live sketch, and was asked to cameo.

Lang returns the suit but is caught by cops. There was more to this scene that was ultimately cut, involving Scott enjoying using the suit before returning it.

In the prison is Paxton, who turns out to be a cop. We assume this is a set.

The fellow cop, named Gale, is played by Wood Harris. He was great in The Wire, and films like Dredd.


Then at Maggie and Paxton’s. A quick scene with Maggie and Cassie.

Back in prison. Lang is delivered the suit.

10 seconds seems like a very short amount of time to put on that suit.

Police cars rush into the street. Location unknown.

 Then onto an iconic San Francisco street car. The backgrounds in this scene are definitely San Francisco.

A deleted follow up scene features Paxton making plans to track down Scott, and discussing his escape.

Scott wakes up to Hope watching him.

She mentions the ants Paraponera Clavata. The bullet ant. We will meet more ants soon. The Schmidt pain index is a rating of how the pain of an insect sting. A Paraponera Clavata is 4+, the highest there is.


The company that Scott robbed was Vista Corp, which doesn’t seem to be a reference to anything.

 Then the ants, and the ability to speak to them. An ability that the original Ant-Man had in the comics, with the help of a cybernetic helmet.

Hank tells his history. This is very different from the comics. He mucks about with serum as he talks – red and blue.

A quick scene at Maggie’s. Because we later see the entire wall go, we can only assume this is a set.


At Pym Tech, Cross has a breakthrough.

Lang suggests calling the Avengers. It is nice that they address this, as it seems in a world with the Avengers, why not call them in every film?

 Pym mentions the Avengers dropping cities. Referring to the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015).

 More mythology building, when Pym says he has worn the suit too many times. There is some precedent on this in the comics – there have been occasional limits on how long he can remain non-human sized. Not to mention Pym having lots of mental problems.

On Pym’s monitors, we see Carson, holding a machine gun, looking like he’s in a war. We don’t get much history on Carson. We assume this was part of the deleted Panama subplot.

Then a training montage.


Hope talks about how Lang’s strength increases. This is the same in the comics.

The regulator. The quantum realm. Both will pay off later in the film.

The ants. The first one is Paratrechina longicornis. Crazy ants.

Bullet ants again.

Camponotus pennsylvanicus. The carpenter ant.

The disc weapons. New for the film, not from the comics. Red and blue.

Solenopsis Mandibularis. The fire ant.

Hope shows how good she is commanding ants. Bodes well for the sequel.


Scott and Hope have their scene in the car. There was an extended version of this scene.

Back inside, Pym reveals the fate of Janet van Dyne, the Wasp. We see a flashback to her final adventure. She is played by Hayley Lovitt. Although it’s clear the filmmakers intended the character to remain faceless for now.

The Wasp in Ant-Man (2015)

In the comics, the Wasp is another long serving Avenger. Her shrinking powers were tied to Hank Pym, her husband, and she would rise the ranks to became leader of the Avengers.

She first appeared in Tales To Astonish #44 (June 1963). She was created by Stan Lee, Ernest Hart, Jack Kirby.

There was a time when this could have been a speaking role. Both Rashida Jones and Emma Stone were considered.

Before that though, Janet was apparently only a mention in the Edgar Wright version of the film.


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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