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WATCH: Paul Rudd’s Ant-man discusses why he didn’t kill Thanos THAT way

July 19th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Ok, so, look, we love a good fan theory here at FTN HQ as much as the next nerd and one of the biggest ones of the last few years involved Paul Rudd’s Ant-man and Josh Brolin’s Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

In case you’re not aware, many fans wondered why, instead of letting Thanos wipe out have of all life in the universe, as he did in Infinity War and the repercussions of which were felt in Endgame, Scott Lang, played by Rudd, AKA Ant-man, didn’t go into Thanos’ em, well, you know, and then become giant man, instantly ripping him to atoms and saving the universe.

And, well, it’s grim – as anyone who has watched The Boys season 3 can attain – but also it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

Well, now, thanks to Disney Cruise’s Avengers: Quantum Encounter at Disneyland, we can finally get an answer as to why it wouldn’t have worked. Well, sort of.

The experience includes a dinner afterwards during which footage is shown of various MCU heroes and one in particular, featuring Rudd’s Ant-man and Evangeline Lily’s Hope Van Dyne AKA The Wasp, caught the attention of some fans who recorded it and put it online for everyone to enjoy… most likely because it tackles this long-pondered fan conundrum.

“Let me address the elephant in the room,” Ant-man says in the clip, below, “I’ve heard a lot of chatter out there asking why I didn’t shrink down, go in, and uh, kill Thanos in a really creative way.

“First of all, gross. Secondly, it’s much more complicated than that. Allow me to explain…” at which point Wasp cuts him off, explaining that they don’t have time, leaving fans chuckling but unfulfilled – no, I’m not going to say it’s like to Marvel movies as a whole, as that would be immature and beneath me.

If you look online there’s many reasons why it wouldn’t [and would] work but it must be said, the main reason is likely because Marvel movies are for families and that would have been, well, again, if you’ve seen The Boys season 3, you’ll know.

Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits cinemas on February 23rd next year… maybe it’ll be addressed more there [it won’t].

Thoughts? I want to hear them all…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….