Marvel movies provide an elaborate showcase of cameos, teasers and Easter eggs. These are included to signpost the numerous side stories, characters and comics which make up the movies back-story and also give tantalising hints about future productions. Ant-Man is no different…so here are two great teasers, plus a cherry on top from an old-timer.
When Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) becomes entangled with scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), we find out the reason he’s estranged from his daughter, Hope(Evangeline Lilly), is so she remains safe – a familiar plot device to anyone who loves superhero movies. So when Hank unveils the wasp suit that he and her mum, Janet Van Dyne (Hayley Lovitt) , have been constructing, Hope is ready, telling him….”It’s about damn time.” Lilly is contracted to appear in many more pictures in the series, and although she won’t be dropping in to Civil War, she’ll certainly be in the third wave of Marvel releases. In yet another departure from the Marvel canon, the Wasp was originally Janet, whereas Hope became the bitter Red Queen and formed the Revengers to fight the Avengers.
The Cap and Bucky are back in it till the end of the line
In a credits scene that seems to take place during the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (2016), Steve (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) are trying to free the stranded Bucky (Sebastian Stan) from a device that’s trapped his arm. They discuss who to ask for help, but quickly rule out any of the other Avengers because of the ‘accords’. So Falcon tells the Cap “I know a guy”, a possible reference to the brief meet-up he had with Ant-Man at the swanky new Avengers HQ.
Stan Lee will cameo until he dies
In an awesome tradition that probably dates back to The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989), Stan Lee is often cast in a walk on role by the makers of Marvel films as a way of paying homage to his creative genius. In Ant-Man he’s a bar tender, but the comic writing legend isn’t asked for suggestions or even told what he’ll be doing. “I go on the set and one minute before we’re gonna shoot, the director says, “Okay, Stan, this is what I want you to do. So, I don’t know what is expected of me, until I get there, but of course, I do it magnificently.” he explained, modestly.