Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters today, and there are easter eggs everywhere! There are so many of them that I think you'll miss, it's really quite crazy. You can check them out here if you've already seen the movie or don't mind spoilers. However, I think one of the Easter eggs may have been a bit more covert than the rest were. Ready for this?
In the movie, Black Widow and SHIELD Agents use a lot of electrical taser-like weapons, including long, baton-like tasers, and small circular band-aid patch-like tasers. Without spoilers, at one point Black Widow turns to Nick Fury and says something along the lines of "These really do sting!" and then it hit me! Stings! These little suckers might just be Ant-Man's wife and sidekick The Wasp's main weapons: wasp stings!
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Wasp Stings are the Wasp's major attack type, just like Thor's is his hammer, Cap's is his shield, etc. First, wasp stings were just her using a needle to prick people, then it turns into an airgun, and finally bio-electrical currents and fire blasts which would just about align with this weapon.
The Wasp is able to harness and augment her body's natural bio-electric energy, releasing it from her hands in powerful electrical force bursts, which she calls her "wasp's stings". Originally, she requires special wrist devices to produce these.
~The Wasp's Wikipedia Page
Could we see the Wasp use these as her major weapon in [Ant-Man](movie:9048)? Also, could this wrist device be a launcher or a glove with these electrical pulsing weapons strung within them?
The Wasp is rumored to be played by [The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug](movie:512310) star Evangeline Lily, who was reported to be in talks to play the love interest of Paul Rudd's character Scott Lang.
It might also be important to point out that similar technology is used in [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) trailer by one of the prison guards messing around with Star-Lord's headphones (1:45). We also saw SHIELD vehicles on Guardians of the Galaxy set, so the weapons could be in intergalactic hands now, making them readily available for the Wasp to use in next year's new Avenger solo film.
Ant-Man is set to hit theaters next summer. In the meantime, go see [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) today!