Before we get started I must note that if you haven't seen Marvel's Ant-Man yet, this post does contain spoilers as to the plot of the movie, and the theory might not make much sense. So if you haven't seen the movie, you should probably go see it first.
But here we go:
For those of us who know Ant-Man in the comics, Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) also becomes Giant-Man, which is the same concept as Ant-Man, except he grows instead of shrinks.
In Ant-Man, we get plenty of the shrinking action, but some people are wondering when we might see Giant-Man make an appearance in the MCU. But what if he already exists?
Think about it:
- If Hank didn't understand how to grow things, how does Ant-Man grow back to his normal size after shrinking down to ant size?
- In the movie, Hank also creates the small discs that Ant-Man uses as his "weapons," which he throws to shrink and grow different things at his need. He uses these to break out of the Yellowjacket containment cell, shrink Yellowjacket to free his daughter, and even to free himself from the Quantum Realm. The red disc shrinks things when hit, and the blue disc enlarges things. This is yet more proof that Hank understands his technology and has the ability to make things grow like Giant-Man does.
So what makes me think he's already shown up?
Well, in the movie, the Pym Particle (the chemical formula that allows Ant-Man to change his size) is administered via a condensed serum that is loaded into the suit's belt, as seen here:
While watching the movie, I noticed something in Pym's lab that could be teasing something towards Giant-Man. Look here in the background:
Sorry I couldn't get a better picture. There's a much better shot of the desk in the actual movie, but I had to get this from the trailer. Look in the background. Those test tubes look to me like they're filled with the Pym formula. And to the far right, almost blocked by Scott's arm, we see can clearly see a blue serum. and remember the rules for the discs: Red shrinks. Blue enlarges.
Could it be possible that Hank is developing (or has already developed) a serum specifically for growth, so as to create a Giant-Man? And is it possible that if the serum has already been completed, how long has he had it ready for use? Has it already been used before? It's possible...
What do you think? Does Giant-Man already exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do you think he will make an actual appearance on the big screen? If so, where would you like to see an adaptation of him? Maybe [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), or wait all the way until the team takes on Thanos in [The Avengers: Infinity War](tag:738027)? Let me know below!