10 Giant-Sized ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Easter Eggs
The following post contains some minor SPOILERS for Ant-Man and the Wasp. It also contains size puns, for which I’m hugely sorry. (Oops, see? They’re starting already.)
Ant-Man and the Wasp is mostly set in its own little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one that is largely disconnected from the madness and chaos of Avengers: Infinity War. (Don’t expect Thanos to show up and kvetch at Ant-Man about the Infinity Stones.) It tells its own story about a family trying to locate a missing member who’s been lost for decades inside a tiny universe called the quantum realm.
That doesn’t mean that the film has no connections to the rest of the MCU, or to classic Marvel Comics. (Fun fact: Marvel movies are based on these things called “comic books.” They’re really neat! Go buy some.) In fact, Ant-Man and the Wasp has some of the most clever and fun Easter eggs of any recent Marvel movie. A couple of these are pretty small, appropriately. Others are hard to miss. (Giant Paul Rudds usually are.) We rounded up ten of our favorites below, including some surprising character cameos, callbacks to Marvel movies of the past, references to some of our favorite Marvel storylines, and a very relevant quote from National Lampoon’s Animal House.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters now. If you find more Marvel Easter eggs in the film, you are welcome to leave them in the comments below.