And if there is one thing fans know, it’s to pore through all available materials, identify what’s important, and create fan theories, postulate what’s coming next, and identifying who lives, dies and what’s coming in between.
Does Captain America and Iron Man live for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Is that really Tony Stark on Earth in the trailer?
Does Captain Marvel need the Avengers to defeat Thanos?
Is Endgame using time travel or the multiverse to defeat Thanos?
And of course, Thanos’ ass is his downfall.
Yes, one of the more interesting theories that have appeared online is how Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) comes to play in the final movie, and the salvation that he can possibly bring to The Avengers.
If you haven’t heard it yet, it has to do with Scott Lang facing Thanos, shrinking down, entering Thanos from an orifice, turning into a giant from the inside and thereby killing Thanos.
The geeks in us are wondering, can Ant-Man enter via the ear. The extreme geeks in us are asking, can Scott say, Up Yours, and have him enter Thanos through his anus, and grow bigger. (Hurhur)
Well, it’s a funny theory, and one that has dominated discussions and memes in the last few months, but Geek Culture had the opportunity to actually ask Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director, Peyton Reed about this theory, and he loves the idea.
Replying with a straight face during an exclusive interview at Disneyland Hong Kong at the launch of the new Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! ride, Reed admitted that he’s seen all of that theory designed as memes, and he’s a huge fan of the speculation.
“Well it’s a very interesting theory. I’ve seen a lot of versions of that theory visualised into memes. I can neither confirm nor deny whether that’s what ultimately happens in Endgame but I love it.”
He says with a laugh, “That one in particular, I think is funny to me so, I love it. Not so sure that’s what’s going to happen in the movie but I like it.”
And by his reckoning, he has come across theories that are actually spot on.
“One of my favourite things about working with the Marvel characters is the fans. The fans make it so exciting. Online, there are all the different theories about what is happening in the different movies, and it’s so fun to read. Like “Oh this person is close”, or “This is way off but that’s a really great idea”. I love it.”
In fact, to show that he is open to the theory, he happily posed for this photo and joked that now, he’s picturing himself pointing at Thanos’ butt via Photoshop (shown above).
Always happy to oblige Peyton!
Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26.
Want to see the actual thing happen? Someone just did a video of it. Enjoy:
Even Josh Brolin couldn’t resist poking a little fun at the whole situation: