Questions tagged [ant-man]

For questions about Marvel's Ant-Man. Ant-Man is a superhero character with the ability to shrink to change size. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and any related work tags. For questions about the 2015 film see [ant-man-2015].

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How does Pym particle density work? [duplicate]

I recently saw the Ant-Man films, and the logician in me has some questions, specifically about the way the Pym particles affect density. In the first film, Hope tells Scott how the Pym particles, ...
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Wouldn't this object be too heavy to carry? [duplicate]

In the Ant-Man film it is established that Pym particles only change the distance between atoms and not the number of atoms. This means that when you shrink or enlarge something it maintains the same ...
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What happens to Ant Man in the Kosmos dimension?

Ant Man gets small because Pym particles shunt his matter into the Kosmos dimension. What happens in the Kosmos dimension when almost all of Ant Man's matter suddenly appears there? Is there any ...
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In Captain America: Civil War, why does Ant-Man join Captain America's side?

One of the main themes in the Ant-Man movie was his relationship with his daughter, and how being on the wrong side of the law made it much harder for him to see her, or spend any time with her. ...
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Is Ant-Man referring to any specific incident?

Within the Captain America: Civil War fight scene, Ant-Man uses his suit to grow to several times normal size. Right before that, he says this: I've got something kinda big. But I can't hold it ...
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Are Pym particles known on other planets?

Hank Pym discovered a type of unstable subatomic particle that he was able to put into one formula that reduced an object's size, and another formula that increased the object's size. In Guardians ...
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What do Ant-Man and Black Panther contribute to the MCU? [closed]

Every Marvel superhero with their own film lines bring something new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Iron-Man is the human one without any supernatural powers himself Hulk is the strong ...
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Could Ant-Man's suit create a black hole?

The theory of general relativity published by Albert Einstein in 1915 states that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole. Black holes are therefore nothing more than an ...
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How can Hank shrink without his Ant-Man suit?

After reading this comment I believe Ultimate Wasp once crawled inside Hulk's head to deliver a shock to his brain (to subdue, rather than kill), but the only terrifying uses for Ant-Man's powers ...
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Have Ant-Man's terrifying powers been explored by the authors before?

In my mind, the scariest and probably the most powerful hero is probably Ant-Man. One of the reasons would be that he can shrink to microscopic size, enter through your skin, and then grow again ...
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Does Ant-Man need his suit to shrink?

I am not familiar with the comic book, but I did know about the character a bit and I have seen the movie. In the movie it's never said directly what the role of the suit is exactly. At one point, ...
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What is Ant Man’s original backstory? [duplicate]

What is the backstory of Ant-Man in the comics? Does the movie follow his original backstory?
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Why is Ant-Man so strong when he's huge?

In Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man somehow becomes huge and is strong enough to break a plane's wing. Yet, according to this accepted answer, his strength doesn't change when he changes size, as ...
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Has a super being like Thor or an X-Man used the Ant-Man suit?

Obviously there is nothing like this in any of the movies as of yet, but in the comics, are there any instances of a super-being putting on the Ant-Man suit and shrinking down and using their powers ...
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Why was Scott Lang chosen as Ant-Man over Hank Pym and Eric O'Grady

What is the reason for Marvel to use Scott Lang as Ant-Man over Hank Pym and Eric O'Grady? This is a question about the 2015 movie "Ant-Man". In the comics all 3 characters have a go at being Ant-...
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What is the technology that Hank Pym created to do this?

What is the technology behind Hank Pym controlling ants? In this scene we see Hope controlling the ants, What is the in-universe tech for this?
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Can Ant-Man solve world hunger?

Can Pym Particles be used to take an ordinary apple, blow it up to the size of a building and feed an entire town?
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Ant-Man Movie glossed over an amazing weapon

So I just rewatched Ant-Man and I realized something I didnt notice before. There is a scene in the bathroom where Cross (the villian) kills the man concerned about the applications of the Yellow ...
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Why didn't Spider-Man's spider-sense detect Ant-Man's attack?

In Captain America: Civil War, there was a scene where an ant-sized Ant-Man was on Captain America's shield while it is held by Spider-Man. Ant-Man then grew larger, sucker punched Spider-Man and took ...
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In Ant-Man Movie, How did the two cops get to the house so fast

Ant man chases yellow jacket to the helicopter. The helicopter flies for some time while they fight in it. Then they drop out of the helicopter with a suitcase, lands in some random house's swimming ...
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What does the appearance of a Ten Ring terrorist in Ant-Man mean?

In Ant-Man, we can see at one point that one of the potential buyers for the Yellowjacket (Darren Cross' version of the Ant-Man technology) has a tattoo on his neck. Under closer inspection, it ...
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Has Ant-Man ever penetrated vibranium or adamantium?

This question was inspired by this question. Has there been any examples of Ant-Man (or any other shrinkers) penetrating/permeating through any of the fictional metals in the marvel universe?
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When Ant-Man fights Falcon, does he change size through his own choice?

When Ant-Man fought Falcon, Ant-Man became big again several times during the fight. One such instance is when Falcon punches Ant-Man. What caused Ant-Man to become big? Is it something the suit does, ...
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Has Ant-Man ever passed through Captain America’s shield?

Captain America's shield has been broken by godly powers. It’s also withstood impressive beatings by Hulk and Thor, etc. It has great abilities in helping deflect kinetic energy, but these tests don't ...
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Is Janet van Dyne’s movie storyline similar to any comics?

Janet van Dyne AKA The Wasp, once the wife of Hank Pym, made her MCU debut in a flashback sequence alongside Pym during his time as the original Ant-Man. How does this compare to her written/drawn ...
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Who jumps, who swings, who crawls up walls?

In Ant-Man, there's a scene where Luis is retelling what other characters said. Falcon is talking to a woman, asking about a new super character with "bomb moves". The "woman" (still Luis's voice) ...
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Why doesn't Ant-Man ever go between ant-sized and regular-sized?

The film version of Ant-Man seems to generally be limited to two sizes: regular and ant-sized. I imagine Marvel is purposely saving his ability to grow larger than normal for later, but that still ...
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Who are the Hydra members in Ant-Man? How are they so rich?

In Ant-Man, some Hydra members come to buy Cross' suit. However, Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stated that Hydra is in disarray, with all of the top ranking members either dead or ...
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What did Darren Cross mean with “Word travels fast”

In the recent Ant-man movie, How did Darren know this and were the viewers supposed to "get it"? Is there a leak?
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Does S.H.I.E.L.D. know who Ant-Man is?

At the end of the Ant-Man movie also In light of the fact that in the 80's S.H.I.E.L.D. knew about Pym's technology, and probably was aware of Darren Cross's recent research efforts, wouldn't these ...
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How did the Starks get back into the weapons business after Agent Carter?

In Agent Carter, However, in Ant-Man, and not five minutes into the first Iron Man, Basically, my question is, why didn't Howard remember the lesson from Agent Carter? Or, if he did, how did the ...
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How did Hank Pym get out of the ocean?

In Ant Man, Hank Pym shows us that he Has this event been documented anywhere else? Like in comics or cartoons? Did Hank go under water? Is his suit equipped for deep sea swimming? Did he contact a ...
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How did Scott Lang make a finger print?

In Ant-Man, This seems like an important scene. Has Marvel documented anywhere how they explain what he did in detail?
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Who is the woman in the first scene of Ant-Man?

In the first scene of Ant-Man, Who is the woman?
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Reading order of Ant-Man comics

I would like to read comic books about Ant-Man, but I don't quite know where to start. I know his debut was in Tales To Astonish #27. Should I start there? If I do, do I have to read the previous ...
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In the film, can Hank Pym / Ant-man only control ants who have been outfitted with his receivers?

Pym and Ant-man wear a transmitter. And it seems like the ants are outfitted, but there are an awful lot of them, which is not very believable. (Admittedly, this is not the least believable thing ...
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How does Hank Pym simultaneously control multiple armies of ants with different jobs?

In Ant-Man, there are many situations in which multiple large armies of ants each have separate complex tasks that they are doing simultaneously. And we also imagine that some armies of ants are ...
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How did Scott activate the shrinking mechanism when he was in jail?

In the scene where he is locked up in jail we see the ants carrying the miniaturized Ant Man suit to Scott with a scene cut showing him circumventing the jail bars in his shrunken form. In the first ...
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How did Ant Man interact with Yellowjacket's suit after shrinking to sub-molecular levels? [duplicate]

In the movie, when Ant Man realized he needed to shrink to sub-molecular levels to enter Yellowjacket's suit - how did he then interact with the components to destroy the suit? Titanium has a density ...
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How can Ant-Man ride Anthony?

In the recently released Ant-Man movie, we are told the tale of how Hank Pym created a way to allow for the (partial) removal of the space between atoms to allow people to shrink object or themselves. ...
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How did Ant Man breathe when he shrank down to sub-atomic level?

Oxygen molecules would be bigger than him, and they therefore wouldn't be able to fit into his tiny lungs to have oxygen available for cellular respiration, and thence the energy to live. He was at a ...
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How did they realize young Michael Douglas in Ant-Man?

Michael Douglas is around 70. The first scene of Ant-Man take place in the mid 80s, and he is playing someone in his mid-thirties to early forties. There were a number of close ups. Vs. Was this ...
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How does The Wasp disarm the missile?

In Ant-Man, If she was stuck in the quantum realm, how could she possibly have disarmed the missile? I am wondering if this was ever explained in the comics.
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Who did Captain America and Falcon find? [duplicate]

In the second bonus scene at the end of the credits after Ant Man, What are they talking about? And who is the guy they caught? I realize that some of this may not have been revealed yet, but I ...
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How does quantum Ant-Man keep his structure?

In Ant-Man, Why doesn't Ant-Man himself dissolve into formlessness? Hank Pym seems to indicate that there is some explanation when he tells Lang that. So what is it that enables him to retain ...
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What is the backstory of this building in Ant-Man?

The very first scene in Ant-Man I imagine that completion of the building is part of some other plot line somewhere else in the MCU. So what is the building, and what is its story?
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How did they accomplish Ant-Man's opening helmet?

Often in the film Ant-Man, Scott will open and close the front of the helmet. When open, it uncovers his face so he can speak to people face to face, and when closed he's able to shrink. I'm curious ...
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How does mass conservation work in the MCU Ant-Man movie?

In Ant-Man, it's (briefly) explained that the Pym particle reduces the distance between molecules, allowing a person to shrink while retaining his mass and strength. Much of the movie is consistent ...
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Why is Hank Pym so obsessed with ants?

The Ant-Man suit relies on physics that have nothing to do with ants. It can make its wearer arbitrarily large or small, down to the quantum level. The whole ant analogy thing seems arbitrary. In fact,...
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What does “how's your face?” mean in Ant-Man?

In the first scene of Ant-Man, What was Hank really asking?