Of all the fan theories surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one is doing the laps when some people are really balancing.
So why does it get stuck and not be washed away with everyone else? Probably because it’s so stupidly simple and even viable that people really want it to be true.
Since Avengers: Infinity War, fans have wondered how our heroes will come back from the brink of destruction after Thanos wiped out half of literally everything by simply clicking on his fingers. It was a bit of a cock move by the big blue-y / purple-y Titan.
While many fans speculated about resolving it through time travel, or mind control, or a secret weapon, or something to do with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, other fans decided on a somewhat immature – but fully achievable – theory that would be the perfect end. for this epic franchise.
You may have noticed that Paul Langd Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, is missing in Infinity War. Was this because he was filming Ant-Man and the Wasp? Probably, but let’s just keep this aside and focus on this squat theory.
As Ant-Man, Lang can reduce to – yep – the size of an ant. But it can also expand to around 65 feet long. I know.
So here is the theory – why does Ant-Man not crawl Thanos’ ass and then, when he is in his guts, quickly expand and destroy the Titan from within? It sounds grim but it is very easy to do.
Is this why Ant-Man is absent in Infinity War? Was he on a secret mission to sneak into Thanos?
Well, the question was asked to Paul Rudd himself, via entertainment.ie, which you can view here:
Rudd expertly distracts the real question (he knows it would work) and instead says that “it is a question for Thanos.”
Explosive, Rudd says: “If there is anything that we have learned from Infinity War, it is that Thanos can take a lot of punishment.” Tongue in the cheek? Definitive.
The thing is, Rudd does not exclude it as one of the things that can happen in Endgame, so I think it is at least an option, although Dr. Strange is likely to solve this if he turns the time by waving his hands .
I wonder where the wasp will come when Ant-Man crawls the inside of the thigh …