In a scene, we see Scott's ex-wife (Maggie), her husband (Jim), and Scott's daughter (Cassey) are watching the TV and a report about a giant creature (Goliath/Scott's huge form) in the city is showing; the reporter says It is NOT KNOWN what or who that thing is.

Also, Maggie and Jim look at each other surprisingly like they don't know the identity of Goliath; but Cassey is smiling; thus she knows it is her father.

Well, people knew about the Germany incident; so the reporter makes no sense.

Also, Maggie and Jim don't know it also makes no sense; because sure they know the reason for Scott's house arrest; and well, when people do know, how can Maggie and Jim don't know the events that occurred in Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man? See 1:33:18 of the film to watch that scene.

  • @Paulie_D Hi friend. sorry for latency. I was trying to find that scene in order to give you the correct time. see the 1:33:18 of the film to watch that scene. Paulie_D Paulie_D@
    – user71192
    Nov 26, 2019 at 20:36
  • Found it and I suspect you are right. it's not really entirely logical that Maggie and Jim are unaware but they might not know the full details of Scott's offence and secret identity. Pretty sure that the government would keep his identity secret as part of his plea deal.
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 26, 2019 at 20:39
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    What about it? I disagree that knowledge of the incident in Germany is public and that Ant-Man is also Giant-Man.
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 26, 2019 at 20:44
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    @Paulie_D Scott is seen when trying to rescue Cassie in his Ant-Man suit - Jim specifically works with him during this scene. While Jim may not know about Ant-Man/Giant-Man nuances, a giant person in the exact suit that Scott was using in a previous movie scene ..... is pretty connectable.
    – DariM
    Nov 26, 2019 at 23:00
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    To be fair tho, I didn't read the scene as them being surprised by the identity of a Giant-Man, but that they were surprised that Scott is doing his thing, and Giant-Man is a new aspect. I read the events following Ant-Man as Jim is pretty clear that Scott is a good guy, and while the FBI are only following the law, he personally finds harassing Scott to be bs, and probably the Accords as well.
    – DariM
    Nov 26, 2019 at 23:02

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The most obvious answer: nobody knows about Germany. In Ant Man and the Wasp, it is mentioned that Scott helped Captain America. Now, Scott was a thief, so it is possible that people believed that Scott would have smuggled something in order to help Captain America and the other Team Cap members. Nobody would even expect him to be Ant Man.

Going back to Civil War, the airport battle included Black Panther, who is the king of a nation. It also included most of the Avengers, who saved the world numerous times. People were already accusing the Avengers of collateral damage and the UN would definitely try and silence the destructive stuff the Avenges did back there. They literally destroyed entire planes and half the airport. It was the safest option for them, without having to face the media or the diplomacy.

So, in that case, nobody would have recorded the events in the airport (except for Spidey), and could not figure out who Ant Man actually is. That is why no one recognized him.

Answer to a comment: Yes, Paxton knew that Scott was Ant-Man from the first movie; but Maggie (Scott's ex-wife) did not. So, even if they saw Giant-Man, Maggie would be surprised and Dave would be too, because he does not know that Scott can enlarge. Even if he did, well, nobody wants to deliberately disclose an outlaw superhero's identity, which would be the case if Dave just acted as if everything was normal.


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