The 2015 Marvel movie Ant-Man is getting its official sequel on July 6th: Ant-Man and the Wasp. And while this is the movie’s first sequel, it is not Scott Lang’s only appearance in another MCU movie. He also appeared in Captain America: Civil War to fight along side Captain America. So, in celebration of this new release, let’s look back on some of Ant-Man’s best moments!
Ant-Man vs. Yellow Jacket
The big fight of the movie takes place when Scott and Darren Cross duke it out in Scott’s daughter’s bedroom. Most of this fight takes place on a toy train set with Scott fighting alongside his ant comrades to take down Yellow Jacket. And while the two are landing heavy hits against each other in the midst of what seems like all this destruction, things are actually happening on a much, much smaller scale.
Ant-Man Meets Falcon
This was technically Scott’s first encounter with The Avengers. In preparation for their upcoming mission, Scott has to break into the Avengers compound to steal some Stark Tech. Alerted that there has been a possible security breach, Sam Wilson takes to the roof to search for the intruder. After some back and forth between the two, Sam attempts to bring Scott in. Things…don’t go exactly to plan. Sam doesn’t quite grasp what he’s up against saying “breach is an adult male who has some kind of shrinking tech.” It was this encounter between the two that would later lead Sam to recruit Scott to Team Cap. in Civil War.
We Need a Diversion
Speaking of Civil War, we learn that not only can Ant-Man make himself a lot smaller, he can make himself bigger. A lot bigger. During the battle at the airport, Captain America and Bucky Barnes need an opening to make their escape, however Vision, Iron Man and War Machine are making it very difficult with their continued aerial attacks. Sam tells Cap they need a diversion, and Scott provides just that. With a push of a button, he goes from ant size to building size making it very difficult for Team Iron Man and allowing Cap and Bucky to make their way across the airport. Based on the trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp, we’ll see Scott using this ability a few more times.
Show Me How to Punch
Both Hank and Hope were very involved in Scott’s training in different aspects. During this scene, Hope was explaining to Scott some of the physics behind fighting as Ant-Man and the force involved behind punching. Scott tells her that he was in prison for three years, and knows how to throw a punch. Hope holds her hands up for him to demonstrate his technique. Clearly unimpressed, in turn she demonstrates the proper way to throw a punch…by landing one straight in his mouth.
It’s Your Conscience. We Don’t Talk A Lot These Days
Another of my favorite Ant-Man moments comes from Civil War. During the big fight scene, Hawkeye launches Ant-Man at Iron Man on the tip of one of his arrows, allowing Scott to slip into Tony’s armor. Once inside, Scott starts pulling apart parts of the suit and soon, Tony’s weapons start to malfunction. F.R.I.D.A.Y informs Tony that the weapons systems are offline and Scott speaks up telling Tony “Oh, you’re going to have to take this thing into the shop.” Tony, understandably confused as to where the voice is coming from responds “who’s speaking?” Still making his way through the suit, Scott replies “It’s your conscience. We don’t talk a lot these days.” F.R.I.D.A.Y quickly deploys the suit’s fire suppression system, forcing Scott to make a quick escape.
Be sure to catch Ant-Man and the Wasp in theaters next month! The movie is taking place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before the events of Avengers: Infinity War. You can check out the official trailer below: