Towards the end of the movie, Ant-Man is shown fighting Yellowjacket.

He begins shrinking to go between the molecules and destroy Yellowjacket's suit and starts shrinking uncontrollably. Once he stops he is shown floating around some metallic looking stuff and a couple times before this we see some other possibly high tech looking material/things.

Is there any significance to this place? Is it shown in the comics at all?

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TL;DR: I haven't seen it yet, but from your description it seems to be a nod to the Microverse.

A long-established icon of the Marvel universe is The Microverse, a dimension of space which can only be reached by shrinking smaller than the atoms of our reality. The Microverse first appeared waaaaaaay back in 1943, specifically in Captain America #26. The realm is most often associated with The Fantastic Four and, of course, Ant-Man.

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    and yeah, it's hugely important to the movie, since they practically beat you over the head with a sledgehammer that has "[spoiler] is still alive in there!" written on it.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 11:15
  • @MichaelEdenfield I knew that person was going to be revealed to be alive with the way they were building it up. I didn't know that it would be in a different place though. Thanks.
    – kjw
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 15:17
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    I assume we're talking about a certain winged female.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Jul 17, 2015 at 15:53

In the movie, it is described as going "subatomic." Basically, he becomes smaller and smaller and his perception of reality changes due to this.

From the transcript:

You would go subatomic.

What does that mean?

It means that you would enter a quantum realm.

What does that mean?

It means that you would enter a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity.

The scene in question:

Scott Lang: I’m gonna have to shrink between the molecules to get in there. [to Cross] Get away from us! Daddy, help! [Scott jumps up to head towards Cross’ particle pack] I love you, Cassie. [Scott shrinks to a small enough size to break into Cross’ particle pack, this causes Cross to go subatomic and disappear]

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