Despite the MCU releasing Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and The Wasp in the midst of Infinity War and Endgame, the year-long wait was challenging for Marvel fans. At this time, majority of viewers had plenty of time to speculate and envision what The Russo Brothers would be bringing to the table in the Infinity War sequel. And throughout this span, fans devised absurd strategies to bring down Thanos, one of which involved Ant-Man. Here’s what the theory suggested and why it didn’t follow through:
The bizarre Ant-Man and Thanos theory:
As we saw, neither the Avengers nor the Guardians of the Galaxy were able to stop Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Before they were eventually able to defeat the Mad Titan with the help of time travel in Endgame, it cost them the lives of Loki, Vision, Black Widow, and Tony Stark. However, prior to the release of Endgame, a popular fan theory has taken the internet by storm. It was a running joke that Scott Lang could shrivel up, squeeze within Thanos’ butt, and then grow, tearing him apart from the inside. It was ridiculous and hilarious, but now Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the MCU, has disproved it.
Paul Rudd’s response to this fan theory:
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly appeared on screen as their Marvel characters Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne on the Disney Cruise Line in a clip from ‘Avengers: Quantum Encounter’. In an attempt to debunk the ridiculous Ant-Man theory, Paul Rudd said, “Look, before we start, let me address the elephant in the room. I’ve heard a lot of chatter out there, asking why I didn’t shrink down, go in and uhh… kill Thanos in a really creative way. First of all, gross! Secondly, it’s much more complicated than that. Allow me to explain…”. Well, just as he was about to give everyone some horrendous details about why he couldn’t do it, Lilly came to our rescue and interrupted him with, “If only, we had the time!”. It was a very amusing moment for all Marvel fans and seems like Paul Rudd has got a good sense of humour about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.