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Why did Hank Pym choose Scott Lang?

Hank Pym had a job that required a very specific set of skills that aren't very common. He needed someone skilled at breaking in to things. Someone who knew how to get around without being noticed. ...
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Ant-Man, shrinking, and weight

I've posted pretty much the same thing on this answer in the Sci-Fi Stack Exchange, but in general Ant-Man follows the rule of cool much more than it does its own internal logic. For example, I'm ...
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Why didn't Ant-Man become relatively weaker as he grew?

This is a hold over from the comics: It will likely be pseudo-science and/or hand-waved explained in the sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp". The comic logic is that Pym Particles allow you to change your ...
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Why is Ant-Man considered part of the MCU?

Ant-Man is a Marvel Comics property. Marvel retained the rights to Ant-Man in cartoon and movie form. That is to say, they never licensed him out, even though there was interest in buying him (from ...
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Why did Hank Pym choose Scott Lang?

Scott is not a crook, he is a vigilante. This is important, because despite being expendable he needed to be trustworthy. Hank Pym is giving him access to some of the most valuable technology on the ...
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Why was there a cameo of Garret Morris in Ant-Man?

Garret Morris portrayed the Ant Man in an SNL skit during its 2nd season back in 1979 called "Superhero Party".
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

Scott puts one of the "Pym Particles Discs" into the regulator, which gives the suit an extra boot, and is able to bring Scott out of the quantum realm. Blue Discs - Contains a unique form of Pym ...
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How was Ant-man able to breathe when he goes sub-atomic?

SCUBA. Or in this case, Self Contained Microcosm Breathing Aparatus. From an interview with the costume designers: In an interview featured in the [July 2015] issue of Empire, costume designers ...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

He asks her if she tried to hit his hand instead of his face, since that's what he did to her and hinted that she does the same to him. From the transcript: Hope van Dyne: [to Pym] Useless. [Hope ...
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Why is Ant-Man considered part of the MCU?

Because he is a character owned by Marvel Studios and he has interactions with other MCU chracters. Ant-Man is in the MCU because it was produced by Marvel Studios. Where as Spider-Man (Sony Pictures)...
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What did Scott ask Hope about the hand?

Scott's Masculine Pride. Hope, a girl he underestimates, just straight sucker punched him in the face. By asking her Were you going for the hand?, he's trying to save face (no pun intended). If she ...
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What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?

In-universe yes, it's to let Scott know that someone "who works with the Avengers" (We know to be Cap and Falcon, Scott may have figured it was Falcon) are looking for him. Luis, always the ...
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How did Ant-Man manage to get big again?

When Scott realizes that he needs to "shrink between the molecules", he does what Hank warned him about: Scott: You know, I think this regulator is holding me back. Hank: Do not screw with ...
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Who made this Ant-Man promotional material?

The group is "Harsh scan explosion (EGU-SPLOSION)", a Japanese dance troupe/group. Not normally a comedy group. The song/video/meme of Honnoji Incident (probably badly machine translation of ...
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What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?

He's saying that Sam 'The Falcon' Wilson and Steve 'Captain America' Rogers are looking for help from Scott Lang. We've known for a while now that Scott Lang would be making an appearance in Captain ...
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Why does the vision change when Ant-Man shrinks?

The visual change when Scott shrinks for the first time reflects multiple things. Scott is immediately disoriented by a (relatively) large drop, warping into Ant size, and the new perspective he ...
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How could Ant-Man become so small?

There is a lot of empty space in atoms. The structure of an atom is somewhat similar to the structure of our solar system. In this picture, an the atom is on the top, and the solar system is on the ...
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How does Darren Cross know Scott is in the suit in Ant-Man?

Darren did research. Scott who recently got captured outside Hank Pym's home, escaped the prison without leaving a trace. It was like he went puffed. Others might not believe what they saw in the news,...
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How do we hear ant sounds in Ant-Man?

The movie focuses on ant sounds to highlight the action they want followed. Selective sound highlighting is typical in all movies. Like how you can clearly hear people in a club talking at normal ...
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How could Ant-Man break electronics after he penetrated through the Yellowjacket suit?

The scale of Antman compared to the electronics he's destroying, and the size of the seam he's going through, doesn't make 100% sense, but logically, it does make sense based on what we are told. ...
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Why is Ant-Man considered part of the MCU?

Ant-Man is a marvel property, and therefore can be part of the MCU. We know he's in it though because of his fight with Falcon, who appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Further, there's ...
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Why is Ant-Man considered part of the MCU?

Ant Man is part of MCU because he's always been a part of the Avengers storyline: From the Ant-Man (Scott Lang) Wikipedia page: Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is a fictional superhero appearing in American ...
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How does Darren Cross know Scott is in the suit in Ant-Man?

Darren was in the Pym house, after Scott had infiltrated the Avenger's upstate headquarters. When Scott, Hank, and Hope are arguing about the fight with Falcon, Cross not only sees Hope, but he ...
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How could Ant-Man become so small?

No, it's not an exaggeration. Ant-Man (Scott Lang) shrinking powers can go way bellow the atomic size: Scott Lang can also shrink to sub-microscopic size, and thereby enter the countless "...
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Why did Hank Pym say he created the formula that altered atomic relative distance only 20 years prior?

I would assume that Hank didn't yet trust Scott enough to tell him priority information. Remember that Scott was trying to make a clean streak and if Scott was to go to the authorities, they might get ...
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How could Ant-Man become so small?

Ant-Man can go beyond reducing the space in atoms, he can go subatomic level which Hank Pym suggested him not to go: Hank Pym: Do not screw with the regulator. If that regulator is compromised ...
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Why didn't Ant-Man become relatively weaker as he grew?

The truth is Marvel simply over looked the science. The reason ant man is so strong while tiny is because the Pym particle can change the amount of space between atoms but not mass. This causes ant ...
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