ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
Editor-at-large here at Movie Pilot. Nerd out with me on Twitter, comrades: @alishagrauso
Alisha Grauso

This summer's Ant-Man was one of Marvel's most light-hearted, humor-injected movies yet, thanks to the script and Paul Rudd's gift for comedy. So it's understandable how people might have written off Ant-Man as merely being funny, or dismissed him, like Zack Snyder, forgetting that he actually has some pretty awesome powers.

But popular YouTubers, The Film Theorists, are back with a new video that breaks down the science of Ant-Man's powers and explains why, exactly, he just might be the deadliest superhero in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe:

If you didn't have time to watch the whole video, the explanation they give has to do with the way Pym Particles themselves work. You know, those things that shrink the space between atoms or expand them. In theory, if that could be done (and it's not entirely implausible), removing the space in and between atoms would cause all the surrounding atoms to also shrink down as the chain collapses.

And if that happened, all of humanity could fit into a space no bigger than a sugar cube.

Still with me? Good.

But then you throw density in and that's when everything gets really screwy. Because if you remember, in the movie, it was simply the space between his atoms that was removed - everything inside of him that still carried weight and mass existed, hence him growing far more dense. So if you combined that with the aforementioned fact that all other atoms would also start to collapse, one thing would lead to another in a deadly chain reaction, and, well, that's how a black hole starts.

So Ant-Man, if the science were sound in reality, would actually destroy the galaxy. See, sometimes it's good that the things that happen in superhero movies can't actually happen in real life.


Latest from our Creators