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  • This movie was announced three months after Ant-Man (2015) was released and, due to Marvel's packed Phase Three lineup, they had to move the release dates of Black Panther (2018) and Captain Marvel (2019).
  • Evangeline Lilly is in talks to reprise her role as Hope van Dyne, and is set to become the heroine known as the Wasp.
  • For the role of Janet van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly (Janet's daughter, Hope) had Michelle Pfeiffer on her wish list to play Janet, and Michael Douglas (Janet's husband, Hank) had expressed the desire to have his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones play Janet.
  • This film replaced Marvel's Captain Marvel (2019) in the July 6, 2018, release date originally marked by Marvel Studios.
  • This film is Chapter Eight of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • This was the twentieth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Just about the entire cast from the first movie are set to return.
  • Michael Douglas's third live action sequel. He previously reprised his role of Jack from "Romancing the Stone" in "The Jewel of the Nile", and Gordon Gekko from "Wall Street" in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps".
  • Hannah John-Kamen is the seventh Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
  • This was Michelle Pfeiffer's second comic book movie; the other was Batman Returns (1992) in which she played Catwoman. Her Batman co-star, Michael Keaton, played Adrian Toomes/Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which was also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas
  • Michael Douglas, who plays Hank Pym, had wanted his offscreen wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to play his onscreen wife Janet van Dyne.
  • This is Laurence Fishburne's third comic-book series after Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) in which he voiced the Surfer, and the DC Extended Universe films, in which he plays Perry White.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd played lovers in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007). In this film, she played his girlfriend's mother.
  • Sharon Stone was considered for the role of Janet Van Dyne.
  • This is Michelle Pfeiffer's third appearance in a movie that was a sequel, following Grease 2 (1982) and Batman Returns (1992). Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) is the fourth sequel for her.
  • James D. Weston II (boat crew) also worked with assistant director and co-producer Lars P. Winther on The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), which starred Will Smith (whom Weston also stood in for on two occasions), and he worked with Laurence Fishburne on The Matrix Reloaded (2003) as a precision driver on the highway chase scene.
  • The second time that an Ant-Man film will be played in theaters as a direct follow-up to an Avengers film, which is Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Ant-Man (2015) was released months after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
  • Hope Van Dyne is also a villain in the comics known as the Red Wasp. She's still Janet's daughter though
  • James Weston II (Whale watching boat crew member) worked with Laurence Fishburne in Matrix Reloaded as a precision driver, on the highway chase scene that shot in 9 weeks, and in Matrix Revolutions in the Zion cave scene.
  • Ant Man and the Wasp is the second MCU film produced in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio to be a sequel to an original MCU film produced in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio following Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), although this film has shifting aspect ratios in IMAX which closely matches the said aspect ratio of its predecessor.
  • In the trailer's soundtrack, the higher pitch guitar chords that repeat are the riffs from a song named "Ants Invasion" by Adam and the Ants.
  • This will be Paul Rudd's fourth time playing the role of Ant-Man. Ant-Man (2015) Captain America Civil War (2016) Avengers Infinity War (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • The fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) after Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Black Panther (2018), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
  • The film takes place in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016), and ends on the same day as does Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Director Peyton Reed stated in a recent interview that he went back and re-watched all of Michelle Pfeiffer's past movies just prior to working with her.
  • This is the second time actors Walton Goggins and Hannah John-Kamen have worked together. They previously appeared in Tomb Raider (2018).
  • In the comics, the Ghost has never fought Ant-Man.
  • This marks the second MCU film after Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to have a female as the leading antagonist. However, in the comic books, the Ghost was male.
  • The Wasp becomes the second superhero title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be passed from parent to child. The first was Black Panther.
  • Like many MCU films, this film contains a mid credits scene and a post credits scene.
  • The film's title is not shown on screen until the ending credits.
  • The character Kurt refers to the witch "Baba Yaga" of Russian folklore. This same reference is made in John Wick (2014), the second installment of which also features actor Laurence Fishburne.
  • Laurence Fishburne plays Dr. Hank Pym's rival colleague Bill Foster, who in the comics was the African-American superhero, Black Goliath. Michael Douglas who plays Dr. Hank Pym played a character named Bill Foster in the movie Falling Down (1993).
  • The playing cards that Scott uses in the film are blue-backed Monarchs by theory11.
  • This is the second superhero movie based on Marvel property debuting in 2018 wherein the main actor (in this case, Paul Rudd) also has a writing credit. The first was Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2 (2018).
  • Most of the shrunken cars seen inside the Hot Wheels Rally Case are not Hot Wheels made. Specifically, the purple Hyundai Veloster was actually a scaled car from Tomica Die-Cast.
  • Langston Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne's son, played the younger version of his character, Dr. Bill Foster.
  • The trailer contains a scene where Ant-Man and the Wasp bicker about who is going to "go low" and who is going to "go high" when confronting the bad guys. The Wasp argues that she should be the one to "go high" since she has wings. This scene does not appear in the theatrical version of the film.
  • Contrary to initial appearances, the Pym's laboratory building is not an actual building that can be shrunk to the size of a suitcase. On the contrary, that small size is the original size of the object. It has been built of brick construction pieces and miniature models of equipment such as AA batteries for a power source etc., and has been enlarged to a full-size building when the owners wish to enter it without changing their own size. The give-away is the extendable luggage handle that would have been impossible to install if the lab were an actual building. You can also spot other enlarged items such as a paperclip and a knob to adjust volume on a stereo set.
  • Scott grumbles that just wearing a hat and sunglasses does not conceal your identity. This has been a running joke among fans, since several MCU characters have used this technique including: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury and Falcon.
  • Laurence Fishburne's character is named Bill Foster. This is the same name as the main character in the movie Falling Down (1993), who was portrayed by Michael Douglas.
  • The alien-looking organisms in the microscopic realm (on the way to the quantum realm) are water bears (tardigrades), which have been found in the most extreme environments on Earth including hot springs, glaciers, the top of the Himalayas and deep sea trenches. They can go dormant without food or water for decades and survive incredible temperatures, pressures, radiation, toxicity, and even several days in space.
  • Reed was inspired by the films After Hours, Midnight Run and What's Up, Doc? for the look and feel of Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the first film was more of a heist film, Reed described this as part action film, part romantic comedy, and wanted this one "to be a little more of like an Elmore Leonard vibe where we have villains, but we also have antagonists, and we have these roadblocks to our heroes getting to where they need to be, and getting what they need for this mission." Regarding the opportunity for character development, Reed used the actions of Lang in Civil War to fuel potential tension between him, Pym, and Van Dyne since Pym is "very clear in the first movie about how he feels about Stark and how he feels about The Avengers and being very protective of this technology that he has."
  • At the start of November 2016, Reed said that the film's production would transition from "the writing phase" to "official prep" that month, beginning with visual development. Reed reiterated his excitement for introducing the Wasp and "really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero". He also talked about sharing characters with other MCU films, stating his disappointment in the Giant-Man introduction happening in Civil War, rather than an Ant-Man film. Reed added that he spends "a lot of time" talking with the other writers and directors of MCU films, and that he and the writers on this film wished to maintain "our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally".
  • Filmed under the working title 'Cherry Blue'.
  • Filmed with Arri Alexa 65 cameras, with some sequences being shot with a Frazier lens.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne both appeared in DC Universe movies. Pfeiffer was in Batman Returns (1992) while Fishburne was in Man of Steel (2013) and the follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Actor Randall Park also shares the MCU and the DCEU, by starring as Agent Jimmy Woo in this movie and going to play Dr. Stephen Shin in DCs upcoming Aquaman (2018). Another actor sharing the MCU and a DC series is Michael Cerveris, who appears as Elihas Starr in this movie and plays Professor Pyg in Gotham (2014).
  • First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.
  • Laurence Fishburne and Walton Goggins also both acted in Predators (2010).
  • In one scene in the movie, Hank Pym wears a San Francisco Giants baseball cap. Michael Douglas once starred in the cop drama The Streets of San Francisco (1972).
  • Walton Goggins and Michael Peña previously acted together in the TV show The Shield as detective partners.
  • Both hosts of ON CINEMA AT THE CINEMA have cameos in both ANT-MAN films. Gregg Turkington as Dale from Baskin-Robbins & Tim Heidecker as Whale Boat Captain Daniel Gooobler
  • Ghost is male in the original comics and part of Iron-Man's rogues gallery, never actually crossing paths with Ant-Man. His powers also come from his suit rather than the Quantum Realm. He eventually became an anti-hero after joining a team of superhumans called The Thunderbolts.
  • Laurence Fishburne is the third actor from The Matrix (1999) to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith, Red Skull) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity, Jeri Hogarth).
  • Riann Steele is the ninth actress from Doctor Who to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Agent Carter (2015)), Jenna Coleman and David Bradley (Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)), Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World (2013)), Tony Curran (Thor: The Dark World (2013) and (Daredevil (2015)), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Untitled Avengers Movie (2019)), Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)) and David Tennant (Jessica Jones (2015)).
  • Luis's fits over the guys at the firm spending on everything from expensive donuts to the "deluxe undercarriage treatment" at a car wash seems to be just him being cheap. When under truth serum, he's forced to confess that the company is basically broke and just days away from shutting down and he's been trying to cut any costs, no matter how petty.
  • Scott learned close-up magic to kill time and entertain Cassie. He uses misdirection in the climax to distract Ghost for a few vital minutes.
  • Hope's Wasp costume has bits of red on it along with the yellow/gold and black, unlike the contemporary Janet Van Dyne Wasp costume it was patterned after, as a reference to Janet's original red Silver Age Wasp costume and Hope's Red Queen costume in her initial 2000s Alternate Universe comic's appearances.
  • Ghost's costume is based on the character's modern design from Thunderbolts, but still incorporates the hood that was part of the original outfit back in The '80s.
  • The metal suit that Hank wears when meeting Janet in the Quantum Realm resembles his comic counterpart's Goliath costume right down to the "Y"-shaped symbol on the chest.
  • Agent Jimmy Woo actually has a long history in the comics -- the original character dates all the way back to The Yellow Claw in 1957, a short-lived series (only four issues) featuring a Fu Manchu Expy as the titular villain and, much more unusual for the time, a Chinese-American lead in FBI Agent Jimmy Woo... who would later return as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and eventual team leader in the not-quite-as-short-lived Agents Of ATLAS.
  • The climactic Car Chase through the streets of San Francisco can be seen as, especially Luis's Slo-Mo Big Air jump. It does verge into Affectionate Parody territory.
  • The name of the Wombats' security company, X-CON, is an obvious play on the X-COM video game series. Their logo even resembles the tile for the 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown expansion "Enemy Within". X-CON can also refer to ex-convicts, Scott, Luis, Dave and Kurt were criminals.
  • Hope used to play hide and seek in a wardrobe as a girl. As an adult, she uses the alias "Susan", which was the name of the girl in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe who had long black hair. .
  • Early on there's a brief clip from The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).
  • The movie watched toward the end by Cassie, Scott and Hope watch is Them! (1954) (a movie about giant ants).
  • Janet van Dyne is typically known for being exceptionally short-statured in her normal size, standing between 5'2" to 5'4" Depending on the Writer, as well as having dark hair. Michelle Pfeiffer is quite a bit taller, standing at 5'8", and is usually blonde. Hayley Lovitt, who plays Janet in her younger form, is a bit closer in appearance to Janet at least, while also looking uncannily like a younger Pfeiffer.
  • Laurence Fishburne's rationale for being in this film, as he had always dreamed of being in a Marvel film. He also appealed to Marvel to back a secret project that he had in mind.
  • Hannah John-Kamen has stated she loved playing Ghost, and in fact would be open to reprising her again in a Thunderbolts movie.
  • The "io" of the "Marvel Studios" logo has been turned into "10", since it came out the year of the MCU's 10th anniversary.
  • Evangeline Lilly shared the first publicity still of Hope as Wasp on the 100th birthday of Janet's co-creator, Jack Kirby.
  • Regarding the film itself, it is the 20th entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film also marks the 55th anniversary of the first appearance of The Wasp back in June 1963.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer takes over from Hayley Lovitt, who briefly played Janet in a silent cameo during the first film. Justified as Lovitt had played a younger version of Janet whose face was always covered in the first film, while Pfeiffer gets to play her in her aged appearance and have her face shown for the first time. Funnily enough, Lovitt looks uncannily like a younger Pfeiffer. Lovitt is still Janet's young body double.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer agreed to appear in the movie because she is a fan of the first Ant-Man.
  • Hannah John-Kamen and Walton Goggins were in Tomb Raider (2018), which premiered just a few months prior to this film.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first MCU film since Thor: The Dark World to not receive its own wave of Marvel Legends figures from Hasbro, likely due to lackluster sales of merchandise from the first movie. While Scott and Hope were instead included in the second Avengers: Infinity War wave, Ghost didn't get a figure, which is especially noticeable since her cool design would translate to a toy rather easily.
  • Paul Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer were in I Could Never Be Your Woman playing the film's Official Couple.
  • Scott makes ants cover the security camera lens, as Hank also did in Ant Man (2015).
  • Janet's use of Scott's body to communicate with the others is similar to the way Spock talked through Bones' body in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).
  • Near the beginning, Scott is shown watching Animal House (1978), early discussions of the quantum realm led Reed to remember the scene from that film which features characters discussing similar ideas, so happily he was able to license a clip from Universal.
  • Paul Rudd and Michelle Pfeiffer previously played a couple 11 years earlier in, I Could Never Be your Woman (2007).
  • Janet Van Dyne was previously played by Hayley Lovitt in a silent role in the previous film, until she was recasted with Michelle Pfeiffer for this film.
  • In the trailer, Scott pretending to eat the people on the ferry to mess with them, was cut from the final film.
  • Paul Rudd really did learn close up magic for this movie. "I really did learn some of the magic. I haven't really kept it up. But then again, trying to learn to be really good at magic in a short amount of time is like trying to learn violin in a short amount of time."
  • Ghost was a baseline human in the comics who got his powers from the suit. The MCU version is an enhanced human who got her powers from an accident; the suit helps her manage them. Janet van Dyne is a complex example of the trope. In the comics she is a baseline human who later got additional abilities to shoot bio-energy blasts, but here is a baseline human who derives her powers from the suit. Initially, at least. Her time in the Quantum Realm has given her additional powers that she cited as being "evolution".
  • Scott and Hope discuss Scott's decision to team up with Captain America back in Captain America: Civil War and Hope's conspicuous absence.
  • Scott questions if he didn't get the wings and blasters in Hope's Wasp suit back in Ant-Man because they weren't available yet, only for Hank to readily admit that no, they were.
  • As with the previous movie, Scott cryptically suggests that the team should go to his buddies for help. Hank immediately knows who Scott is referring to and outright objects to it. Cue one Gilligan Cut and they are at X-Con talking to the three wombats.
  • Scott mentions how hard it is for an ex-con to find honest work when defending his friends' fledgling security business, referring to when he got fired from Baskin-Robbins in his first outing and made the same point to Paxton.
  • One of the last things Scott is seen doing in Captain America: Civil War is patting on a stool like a bongo drum when in his cell. Clearly drum practice was the next logical step.
  • When Cassie sees the large ant hiding in Scott's bathroom, she instantly becomes enamored with it like she did with a similar ant she adopted as a pet in the first film.
  • Scott helps the Pyms break out of FBI custody (even providing Hope her suit and Hank an FBI uniform), a reversal of roles from the first movie when Hank breaks Scott out of police custody.
  • Luis gets to pull his sucker punch again, this time on Burch.
  • Luis's "disgusting-ass van" makes an appearance just after the climax, as well as The Stinger.
  • Scott learned close-up magic to kill time and entertain Cassie. He uses misdirection in the climax to distract Ghost for a few vital minutes.
  • One of the movie's writers has stated that he believes Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin, to be Sonny Burch's employer.
  • This and Incredibles 2 were both released in 2018, are superhero movies, and are both approximately 1h and 58 min long. However, Ant Man And The Wasp is approximately 18 seconds longer.
  • The word "quantum" is spoken 22 times in Ant-Man and the Wasp (including the post-credit scenes).
  • Bobby Cannavale previously starred opposite Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). Karen Gillan plays Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Bill Foster at one point persuades Ava to bring Janet back instead of absorbing her like they initially planned as Janet (being one of the greatest scientists in the quantum field) could be able to help Ava's condition. After Janet is rescued, she indeed helps Ava, by stabilizing her molecules and later by sending Scott to the Quantum Realm to gain some energy in treating her.
  • The movie they're watching on the laptop at the "drive-in theater" is "Them!", a classic '50s sci-fi flick in which nuclear testing creates giant ants.
  • The flashback exterior shot of the Pym house that opens the film, was originally filmed for the first movie.
  • Lola VFX was responsible for the "young-ification", of Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, and Laurence Fishburne.
  • The flashback in the first film to Janet Van Dyne (Pfeiffer) on the missile never showed her face, but Reed told the casting and visual effects departments responsible for the barely visible eyes behind her mask that he wanted it to resemble Pfeiffer. "Michelle was always my dream casting for that role, and that was even before we knew we'd be making a second movie."
  • This is basically a follow-up to both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War. When Reed first saw the latter his first thought was, "Ugh Hank Pym (Douglas) is gonna be pissed off and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is gonna feel betrayed!" This gave him an "in" for the starting dynamic between Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).
  • Films like After Hours (1985) and Midnight Run (1988) were looked at for inspiration as movies "with strong ticking clocks."
  • The idea that Scott had some kind of encounter with Janet while in the quantum realm was suggested in the first film by way of a brief glimpse of a reflection on his helmet. It's unclear as to whether it's an angel, a blob, or Janet, but here it's confirmed that it was actually her.
  • They used Elmore Leonard novels, as an inspiration in the sense that while a main antagonist exists they would also have various smaller-level antagonists and threats too.
  • Director Peyton Reeds biggest mandate regarding visual effects was, "photo-realism."
  • The lab and quantum tunnel set, strongly inspired by Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel (1966), is the largest physical set that's ever been built for any of the MCU films. "It's a little counter-intuitive."
  • Reed promised Michael Douglas that he wouldn't be "just a walking exposition machine" this time around.
  • They worked hard to ensure that Scott was more than just a bumbling idiot and Hope was more than just the tough, serious one. "You have to understand that while the Wasp is probably the more powerful of the two, that Scott Lang is still formidable."
  • They knew they wanted to feature another scene with Luis (Michael Peña) riffing a long story again but didn't want to repeat themselves. The idea of pitting him against Walton Goggins' villainous Sonny Burch and a truth serum, though, gave them a way into the scene.
  • They weren't sure at first how to get across the ideas of quantum entanglement, but it came clear once they struck on the idea of Scott and Janet basically doing an All of Me (1984) -- Lily Tomlin is trapped in Steve Martin's body with Steve Martin. They had discussed having Pfeiffer perform the scene then have Rudd copy her, but everyone agreed that Rudd would be better simply creating it wholesale.
  • Reed insisted the film clock in under two hours, for two reasons. "I knew we were going to be following Infinity War which was going to be this massive, massive epic, but most importantly just because this is a comedy, and it's an action/comedy, and it didn't want to overstay its welcome."
  • The car chase is influenced and inspired by the likes of, Bullitt (1968), The Streets of San Francisco (1972), What's Up, Doc? (1972), and The Raid 2 (2014).
  • Discussions about where to take the third act included the possibility of quantum creatures coming through the tunnel and pouring out into San Francisco, but Reed wasn't interested. "That kind of stuff felt to me like we've seen this a million times."
  • They considered doing the end credits in the form of a fake behind-the-scenes documentary designed like they were filming a Godzilla movie from the 50s "with people in suits stomping on model cityscapes." That shifted into a table-top version of the film's action.
  • Walton Goggins (Sonny Burch) co-starred in the Shield (2002-2008) with Michael Chiklis (Marvel's Fantastic Four Superhero Benjamin Grimm/the Thing)
  • The name of Luis and Scott's fledgling security company, "X-CON", is a pun on the fact that they are both ex-convicts, or "ex-cons" for short.
  • In the comics, Elihas Starr is the Ant-Man villain known as Egghead. He does somewhat resemble Egghead in the movie as he is a bald, middle-aged man, but the comics Egghead actually had an egg-shaped head. His comic counterpart has no relation to the comics Ghost who is a male villain of Iron Man.
  • In this film Laurence Fishburne plays a character named William Foster, co-star Michael Douglas also played a character named William Foster in his 1993 film Falling Down.
  • In this film, Laurence Fishburne plays Dr. William Foster, in Replicas (2019) his co-star from The Matrix and John Wick franchises, Keanu Reeves, plays a character named Dr. William Foster as well.

Spoilers

  • Villain is said to be MODOK.
  • FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, in the comics, was created as a heroic opponent for the 1950s Fu Manchu imitation, The Yellow Claw, which made him a rather enlightened concept for that era to have an Asian-American character created as such. In addition to later becoming an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury's command, Woo also formed the Agents of Atlas, a superhero spy team. This sets up the Agents of Atlas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • In the comics, the Ghost and Sonny Burch were primarily enemies of Iron Man.
  • Geoffrey Ballard (the supervillain Centurion) is a rival of Bill Foster in the comics.
  • The mid-credits scene takes place at the same time as Avengers: Infinity War (2018), showing the implications of Thanos' actions. The majority of the film prior to that, however, takes place several days earlier (possibly weeks): it stands to reason that the final montage, showing Hank and Janet as well as Scott and Hope rekindling their relationships, takes place over at least a few days (not to mention Hank and Janet needing some time to build a miniature quantum tunnel).
  • This film contains a post credits scene that correlates directly with the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War.
  • In the film, the father of Ghost is revealed to be Elihas Starr. In the comics, Starr is the villain known as Egghead, an evil scientific genius and archenemy of Ant-Man (Hank Pym.)
  • (Cameo) Stan Lee: When Wasp is firing shrinking disks at her pursuers, she accidentally shrinks the Ant-Man co-creator's car; Stan then says in response, "The 60s were fun, but now I'm paying for it" (thinking he's having an "acid flashback" - hallucinating from the drugs he used to use). Ironically, during the 60s, Stan was a huge opponent of recreational drugs, and even published such anti-drug messages within his comic books.
  • Cassie says she wants to be Scott's partner. In the comics, she became a size changing superhero, using the name Stature, who joined the Young Avengers after her father's death.
  • The first MCU film in which no villains are killed off.
  • The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which none of the villains are killed off.
  • While infiltrating the lab, Scott is startled when he comes face-to-face with the Ghost, which turns out to be just her empty suit. Later, he uses his empty Ant-Man suit propped up against a building to distract the FBI.
  • Bill Foster at one point persuades Ava to bring Janet back instead of absorbing her like they initially planned as Janet (being one of the greatest scientists in the Quantum field) could be able to help Ava's condition. After Janet is rescued, she indeed helps Ava, by stabilizing her molecules and later by sending Scott to the Quantum Realm to gain some energy in treating her.
  • Scott is very protective of the little toy trophy because it's the present that Cassie gave him, so he doesn't really want her to bring it with her to school. This is also because Scott hid the old, miniaturized Ant-Man suit inside the trophy.
  • In the trailer Scott grows in size in front of a boat full of people and announces, "ME EAT PEOPLE!" to frighten them, but this scene isn't in the final film. Cassie telling Scott, "I wanna fight bad guys like you!" doesn't happen, although the other line about her dad needing a partner when on hero business is left in. The "I have wings, why would I go low?" exchange between Scott and Hope was also not included in the theatrical release.
  • Near the end, Scott, Hope and Cassie are watching Them! (1954) (which is about giant ants), on a laptop while making it seem that they are at an actual drive in movie. When the moth lands on the car, they are shrunk down already.
  • The Ghost isn't evil, just desperate -- her powers are killing her and she just wants to survive. Likewise, her father, Elihas Starr, a.k.a. Egghead, is not a good person by any stretch in the comics, but his only scene in the film is dedicated to him trying to save his wife and daughter.
  • The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which none of the villains are killed off.
  • Luis's fits over the guys at the firm spending on everything from expensive donuts to the "deluxe undercarriage treatment" at a car wash seems to be just him being cheap. When under truth serum, he's forced to confess that the company is basically broke and just days away from shutting down and he's been trying to cut any costs, no matter how petty.
  • Infinity War's events had to be touched on somehow, and they knew they didn't want to simply show things unfolding via newscasts on TVs, so they landed on the end credits stinger instead. The only thing he'll add regarding the situation it ends on -- Scott heads into the quantum realm and as he radios out for extraction we see that Hank, Janet, and Hope have all turned to ash because of that jerk Thanos -- is that Scott won't repeat himself. He used grow discs in the first film to escape the quantum realm, but this time he has none.
  • Scott grows 166 ft., near the end when he's in front of the ferry in the water, surpassing Bill Fosters record of 25 ft. Prior to meeting Foster, Scott had already grown over 60 feet by that point (Civil War)
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