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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. Someone who could plan ahead, but improvise when things went south. Perhaps someone who could hold their own in a fight. In other words, he needed a thief. He ...


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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 fairly certain that something as dense as Ant-Man, when shrunk, would have gone straight through the roof of the car that he lands on towards the start of the film -...


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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 size. When growing, they pull extra mass from another dimension. Pym, or in this case Scott, gains mass when growing, hence he has increased strength ...


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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 Howard Stern of all people). Marvel Studios, Marvel Comic's movie arm, decided to include Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That's why he's part of the ...


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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 planet, not excluding alien or wakanda tech. If he turns around and kills Hank and Hope in order to get exclusive access, then that’s not a good thing. He ...


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Garret Morris portrayed the Ant Man in an SNL skit during its 2nd season back in 1979 called "Superhero Party".


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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 Sammy Sheldon and Ivo Coveney discuss the loosely-based logistics behind the Ant-Man suit worn by Rudd’s Scott Lang. Adhering to realism in one sense, the suit is ...


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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 Particles different from those that power the Ant-Man Suit; allowing them to enlarge their target by expanding the distance between its atoms and supplying ...


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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 trains Scott] [...] You punch too hard, you kill someone, too soft, it’s a love-tap. In other words you have to know how to punch. Scott Lang: I was in prison for ...


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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) and X-Men (Fox Studios) were not. Within the Ant-Man movie there are references to the Avengers, and even a short fight scene with Falcon (The Winter ...


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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 was going for the hand and missed, he's have an excuse for being punched by a girl. Hope adds to hurting his Pride by calling him Princess. The scene before that ...


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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 happy type, is attempting to hook his friend up with a job, same as he did earlier in the movie. To sum it up: Luis: So I asked Ignacio, "Did the badass ...


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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 the regulator.           If that regulator is compromised, you would go subatomic. Scott: What does that mean? Hank: It means that you would enter a quantum ...


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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 本能寺の変) was first posted in 2015. Like any other funny video, it's been meme'd to death, as seen in this Vine tag search. The specific linked video was indeed ...


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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 America: Civil War as part of 'Team Cap'. Luis' monologue here is him explaining to Scott that The Falcon is looking for him. Although Sam Wilson's motivations ...


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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 would have based on size. Shock would daze him. Think of how people get blurry vision while drunk or after a hit to the head. Scott and the Audience are given a new ...


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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 bottom. But the diagram of the atom, and the diagram of the solar system, are both huge exaggerations. If the whole earth was the size of a map pin (a little ...


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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, but Darran wasn't others. A little research on this guy showed that he was similar to Hank when it comes to love for daughter. Darren himself told these two ...


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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 conversation levels which would be impossible in real life. That said, we typically hear the ant sounds only when the camera is in ant perspective, just as we do ...


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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. While Scott says I have to shrink between the Molecules to get in there, it's a layman's comment though instead of a 100% technically scientifically accurate ...


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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 the mid-credit scene where Falcon tells Captain America he knows someone who can help Bucky. It may seem tenuous as the connection was added after the script ...


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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 comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by David Michelinie and John Byrne, Scott Lang first appeared in The Avengers #181 (March 1979) and in Marvel ...


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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 listens to them. Especially Scott bragging about Fighting an Avenger and not Dying. So, Cross sees Hope at Hank's house and decides not to kill him yet, because I ...


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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 "subatomic universes". Wikipedia In the movie, Hank Pym equipped the Ant-Man suit with a regulator so that it won't get into the sub-atomic quantum realm and get ...


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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 a little too much if that was what Hank had revealed to Scott. Also, Scott and Hank have a history of lying to each other. It could just be a plot hole, though;...


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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 you would go sub-atomic. Scott Lang: What does that mean? Hank Pym: It means that you would enter a quantum realm. Scott Lang: What does that mean? ...


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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 man to be extremely dense when he is small thus making him basically a bullet. But when he becomes big he would have extremely low density making him very weak. ...


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