Well with Ant-Man being released worldwide within the next 2 weeks, I thought that it would be a good idea to make a video to condense all of the theories, about how exactly Marvels pint size hero, will slot into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. As apparently mass audiences are still pretty perplexed by the character, why he's necessary and how he connects to the other heroes. So just sit back watch, read and enjoy!!
Theory 1: Ultron
When Tony is trying to convince Bruce that Ultron is a good concept he says;
"This could be it Bruce this could be the key to creating Ultron."
"I thought Ultron was just a fantasy."
Tony then finishes with;
"Yesterday it was."
It was in that conversation, where Marvel in a way left the door open for a potential backstory. As, if in Ant-Man Hank Pym, says something along the lines of 'I did something terrible', in relation to the events in Sokovia, then that could indicate that Hank potentially conceptualised the basic idea of Ultron, but maybe he didn't have the right resources and technology at the time to make it happen. So essentially showing that Tony only built on Dr Pym's plans (which would rectify some of the outrage loyal to the comics fans were expressing, when it was first announced that the MCU was making Tony the creator of Ultron).
With this theory, it already sets up a potential backstory for a brand new character. There have apparently been some talks about a TV series, set many years in the past following a younger Hank Pym. This could be either before or after he forms the Pym particles, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens with that. Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter has already been confirmed to appear in Ant-Man, so it may be possible for this younger Hank Pym to have a role to play in the second season of [Marvel's Agent Carter](tag:1119765).
Theory 2: Civil War
In one of the trailers (or one of the way too many TV spots) Micheal Douglas says:
"If you give God like powers to everyone it's gonna be chaos"
Which is, in some ways, what Civil War is about. For example in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035), Tony buys a sky-scraper that is under-development (near the African ship yard), in order to throw the Hulk through it. There are 2 things about this situation;
- Firstly, Tony may have bought the building, but in all likelihood, he won't be involved in all of the negative externalities his actions caused (tram lines destroyed, power grid outages, debris clean up, loss of housing, DEATH TOLL etc). So all of those costs are paid for by the Governments and angel donors.
- Secondly... not everyone is a multi-billionaire like Iron Man!!
Essentially it is a matter of, who should be held responsible for the damage? Who should fix it? And, How can the extent of the damage be managed? (The Super-Hero registration act!!)
POSSIBLE SPOILER IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE FILM SO JUST SKIP TO THEORY 3 NOW!!
It has also now been confirmed that Falcon portrayed by Anthony Mackie is in Ant-Man as well (Below).
With all of this huge amount of advertisement I just get this odd sense that Marvel may be over marketing this film like Sony Pictures did with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 last year. Ant-Man is not even close to Spider-Man when it comes to a recognisable IP, so of course it needs a large push. However I feel that they have just given away way too much.
Theory 3: Oscorp
There were also a few rumblings that a part of the Spider-Verse will be in Ant-Man. Now the only way I could see this happening, is if Yellowjacket (Cory Stoll) is somehow trying to sell the idea of Pym Particles to; Government defence units, arms companies and other bio-tech firms (which is where Oscorp slides in nicely), or to get a group of investors to support further development in this field.
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