Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp – Official Trailer

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp – Official Trailer


I just have one question when Cap needed help
I had asked you would you have come I guess we will never know but if you had you would
have never had been caught I do some dumb things the people I love the most pay the
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Top 10 Alternate Versions Of Ant-Man

Top 10 Alternate Versions Of Ant-Man


Since Ant-Man first appeared in Tales to Astonish
issue 27 in 1962, there has been three individuals to take up the Ant-Man mantle. The first, Hank Pym, is arguably the character
with the most turbulent history, whereas Scott Lang, the star character of the MCU films,
continues to grow in popularity. There was also Eric O’Grady, the third Ant0Man,
too. Like most other heroes, the character has
also accumulated various versions throughout his tiny adventures, so today, we’re taking
a look at a handful of those with our list of the top 10 alternate versions of Ant-Man. Note that we’re looking at alternates of
both Hank Pym and Scott Lang, but aimed to keep Hank’s other aliases and their alternates
– ie, Giant Man or Yellowjacket variations – off of this list, although sometimes those
lines get a bit blurred with good old Hank. So with all that in mind, let’s jump in! 10 Black Ant
We’re starting off this list with the only Eric O’Grady alternate we’ll be discussing
today – Black Ant. Black ant was a life model decoy of O’Grady’s
who replaced the hero after he died in Secret Avengers issue 23 in 2012. Black Ant appeared in issue 24, sent to join
the Avengers by the Descendants as a double agent – the Descendants being the ones responsible
for O’Grady’s death to begin with. His true identity came out after Black Widow
figured out that he was a robot working for the Descendants. But no one believed her since Black Ant (who
was still operating under the Ant-Man mantle at that time) had saved the Avengers’ lives,
including Hawkeye, so she left the team in protest in issue 32 of the series. Shortly afterwards, the life model decoy switched
his alias to Black Ant, and turned on the Avengers, and he eventually died in conflict
afterwards. But he came back, and resurfaced during the
Secret Empire story arc, initially being a part of Hydra’s Avengers, but switched sides
during the final battle. 9 Scott Lang (Earth 2149)
Zombie Ant-Man! Earth 2149 is also known as the Zombieverse,
which came to be after an alternate version of Sentry punched his way – yes, punched
– into this universe, bringing a disease that turned everyone into a flesh-eating zombie. Scott was summoned by SHEILD as part of a
resistance against the situation. He was presumably sent to fight back the zombies,
but later, the character is seen as part of the zombie hoard going after Magento and his
group of survivors at the Baxter Building. 8 Henry Pym (Earth 12091)
While not much is known of Earth 12091’s Henry Pym, the character is arguably one of
the coolest alternate versions of Ant-Man – at least, aesthetically speaking. He’s a humanoid ant. Henry is part of the Avengers Federation,
a group that consists of Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Wasp, Thor, Vision, Quicksilver,
Hawkeye, and of course, Ant-Man. Wasp also has some anthropomorphic wasp traits. The Earth appears in the limited series Space:
Punisher, in which we follow Frank Castle and his adventures in Space, encountering
all sorts of weird alternates of familiar faces. 7 Henry Pym (Earth 398)
Earth 398 is a reality that was created and warped by Morgan le Fay, altered to exist
in the medieval times. The Avengers still exist, but they believe
themselves to be part of the Queen’s elite guard known as the Queen’s Vengeance. Herny, while technically operating as an alternate
of Goliath, his suit is more of a throwback to his Ant-Man threads minus the antenna. He, too, is a member of the Queen’s Vengeance. Eventually, the Avengers all regain awareness
of what has happened, and Scarlet Witch, with the help of Wonder Man, alters reality back
to normal and defeats Morgan. 6 Lego – Earth 13122
Of course there’s a Lego version! Every hero has a Lego version! Technically part of Earth 13122, Lego Ant-Man
is Scott Lang, and has the exact same origins as the MCU Scott Lang. Where his story deviates though is that he
aided the Avengers in saving the world from Ultron in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers
Reassembled, a series of animated shorts featuring Marvel characters and the Avengers in Lego
form. The premise for this series is geared towards
younger audiences – the Avengers are about to throw a party at Avengers Tower when Captain
America realizes Iron Man is acting weird, and it’s revealed that he’s being controlled
by Ultron with the help of Yellowjacket. 5 Scott Lang (Earth X)
Earth X is also known as Earth 9997 – a world in which everything has been mutated
due to the release of the Terrigen Mists into the atmosphere. This means we get alternates like Black Panther
who is an actual Black Panther. Scott’s transformation isn’t nearly as
cool as that, though, unfortunately. His story, which first appears in Universe
X issue 9 back in 2001, follows him taking refuge in Tony Stark’s factory after his
daughter started to mutate. Later he would take in the mutated daughter
of J Jonah Jameson, aka Man-Wolf, who had been abandoned by her mother after she began
to mutate. It’s also worth noting that Hank Pym exists
on this alternate Earth, but as Giant Man, having previously donned the mantle of Ant-Man
in the past. 4 Scott Lang (Earth TRN348)
Earth TRN348 has been taken over by Doctor Doom, Annihilus and Kang, all of whom had
formed an alliance for world domination. There’s a resistance though, led by the
Fantastic Four, and that’s where this Scott comes into play – he’s one of the members. He also works as an undercover agent for Doom,
who had promised Scott a way to bring his deceased daughter Cassie back to life. Even though Doom had been the one to kill
her. Lang was part of a plan that involved him
impersonating Mr Fantastic to break into Doom’s headquarters, but it failed due to Lang’s
alliance to Doom, causing the Fantastic Four to be stripped of their powers and ultimately
killed. 3 Henry Pym (Earth 9151)
This Pym has quite the tragic demise. So, for starters, Earth 9151 appeared in What
If? Vol 2 issue 25 back in 1991, and featured
a story where the god Set went around slaughtering heroes in a story called What If Set Had Come
to Earth? Only a handful of heroes are left alive as
a resistance, and many more have become mindless drones, including his ‘brides’ – several
female Marvel superheroes who are meant to bear his children. Gross. By the end of it, their resistance fails,
the brides give birth to Set’s children – WHO THEN EAT THEM – and the world is
consumed by the Children of Set. How does Pym fit in? Well, he witnesses the death of his ex-wife
Janet only to be eaten by Set himself. Needless to say, not the best way to go. 2 Herni Le Pym – Earth 311
Henri is from Earth 311, also known as the 1602 universe, which is set during the year
1602. Mutants are known as the witchbreed, and are
considered to be devil worshipers and are hunted down. Henri, who is French, is blackmailed by Baron
Victor Octavius to try to find a cure for his hybrid octopus state. Octavius had taken Janette hostage. Pym was forced to use the blood of witchbreeds,
but before he can cure Octavius, he fully transforms into his octopus state and goes
mad, so Pym uses the elixir he had crafted, goes big, and steps on Octavius, ending his
threat once and for all. 1 Pincer
Pincer is Scott Land from Earth 9907 – a timeline in which Red Skull has won World
War 2, and Doctor Doom is now a totalitarian leader over the entirety of Earth, known as
Dictator Doom. Pincer first appears in issue 10 of A-Next,
as one of the antagonists sided with Dictator Doom. And he’s a piece of work – he’s a sadistic
madman with a stutter, who murdered his daughter at Doom’s request when the girl refused
to swear allegiance to him. When a different generation of Avengers cross
over into their universe, Scott discovers this version of his daughter goes by the name
of Stinger, and he gets all jazzed to murder her once more, but this time around, she defeats
him, and the character dies in issue 11 of the series. There we have it, friends! Which version of Ant-Man is your favorite? Are there versions of Hank Pym under his other
aliases that want us to do a list on? Alternate versions of Giant-Man, anyone? Let us know in those comments below! If you dug this video, please spread the love
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Ant-Man Everything You Missed

Ant-Man Everything You Missed


>>Crazy Nate: I got a small amount of requests
for this next one but it keeps bugging me and I couldn’t resist, so today, we’re gonna
be talking about everything you missed in Marvel’s movie Ant-Man. (intro music plays)>>Crazy Nate: I hid these five stickers in
today’s video, find them all and I could be taking you to the movies with a $25 AMC gift
card. That should cover the movie, popcorn, and
a drink! Just comment where these little guys are and
include #Antman in your comment for your chance to win. Honestly, I wasn’t very excited about Ant-Man,
but then I recently saw Ant-Man and the Wasp in theaters and the little guy grew on me. So that made me go back to Ant-Man and watch
it a little bit closer.>>Darren Cross: Tales to astonish!>>: In case you’re wondering why Hope smirked
at Darren Cross, besides the fact that he’s the creepy bad guy, it’s also because he just
made a reference to Tales To Astonish number 27. This is the first comic to introduce Ant-Man.>>Darren Cross : Tales to astonish!>>Crazy Nate: Also in this comic, the very
first thing that Hank Pym ever shrank was a chair. When Darren’s showing off the new suit, look
in the background and you will see the first thing they show is a chair being shrunk. The building we see being constructed will
become S.H.I.E.L.D.’s headquarters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This tiny building, one could say, is a tiny
building designed for ants, just like in Zoolander.>>Derek Zoolander: What is this? A center for ants?>>Crazy Nate: And now, of course, we know
where Finnick from Zootopia got his tiny van, he stole it from Luis! You might be thinking I’m stretching this
next one, but follow me with this: Disney now owns the little ant and his entire team
and the horn in the van is playing La Cucaracha. And the movie is about an insect who saves
the day. Disney also happens to have a movie about
an insect who saves the day as well. You probably heard about it, it’s called Bug’s
Life. And in Bug’s Life, when Hopper and his gang
are living the high life, the grasshoppers are singing La Cucaracha ♪ La Cucaracha ♪
♪ La Cucaracha ♪ ♪ Da-Da-Da-Da-Da ♪>>Scott Lang: Oh, no!>>Crazy Nate: either way with my Pixar obsession,
I’m thinking that looks like the famous Chinese takeout box.>>Lt. Judy Hopps: You liar!>>Crazy Nate: One thing Marvel probably didn’t
plan on happening to the van, though, was having the background extra pee on it, literally. So the story is they hired a bunch of homeless
people to play as background extras in the movie and TMZ caught one of them, who thought
the van would make a perfect urinal. So Marvel decided to pay this guy $175 and
kicked him off the set. In case you didn’t know this, Marvel is super
secret about the movies that they’re working on and one thing they did was on all the clapboards,
instead of having the movie title say Ant-Man, they had it read Bigfoot. As an inside joke to the fake movie they were
pretending to be making, on the newspaper next to Scott’s jail time article, it talks
about the Sasquatch, which is basically Bigfoot. Another newspaper Easter egg, though, is when
Scott’s escaping the prison we see for not even a second, the ant lands on a newspaper
on the trolley that says Who’s to blame for Sokovia? This is obviously calling out to Avengers:
Age of Ultron. Peyton Reed was the director for Ant-Man and
Peyton was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Why is that important here, though? Because the giant Carbondale safe in Hank’s
basement was made in Raleigh, North Carolina. And I probably said that city wrong, so now
everyone in that city hates me. Paul Rudd, who played the character Scott
Lang, got to have his own Easter egg in the movie as well. When he works for Baskin-Robbins, his name
is Jack, and some people think that this is a reference to Jack Kirby, a famous comic
book artist. Wrong!>>Saul Goodman: Go grab a juice box, have
a nap, go on!>>Crazy Nate: But in reality the name Jack
is a reference to Paul Rudd’s son. To confirm this little Easter egg, though,
listen to the name of the coworker.>>Scott Lang: Darby, could you just take
care of this idiot? Thanks.>>Crazy Nate: Darby is named after Paul’s
real-life daughter. So we learned Baskin-Robbins always finds
out.>>Dale: Baskin-Robbins always finds out.>>Crazy Nate: But how in the world did they
actually find out? Well not only did Hank plan his own home invasion,
he also got Scott fired from Boston Market. Wait a second, did I just say Boston Market? I meant to say Baskin-Robbins, but Boston
Market just tastes so good! Sorry I got distracted, I’m hungry. So back to the Easter egg. We know Hank got Paul fired because he left
a clue on Dale the manager’s desk. When Jack is sitting down, look in the pen
holder and you will see a very unique Bird man cap and later on, when Scott is trying
to make a fingerprint, if you look closely in the drawer, you will see the same pen cap! Even though, if you look closely, when they
were filming they forgot to put the pen cap in half the shots, literally. As he’s sitting down, one second it’s there,
and the next second, it’s gone. Unless Hank was using the Ant-Man suit in
that very moment. While we’re sitting here watching Darren’s
fancy speech, they give a clue that Hank’s toy tank isn’t actually a toy. During Darren’s little soapbox speech, we
see a tiny figure, AKA Hank, in the battle where we see the tank being used and it’s
the same exact tank, we know, because the number on it is 153. So now we know where he got this miniature
tank. The key on his key-chain though is also a
reference to Indian in the Cupboard, which, along with Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, was inspiration
for how they filmed a shrinking movie.>>Hope Pym: I gave them each half a Xanax
and Hank explained the science of the suit to them.>>Crazy Nate: And just on a side note, if
you’re getting ready to do a heist, it’s probably not a good idea to give your team Xanax right
before the heist. Especially since one of the side-effects is
memory loss. This next Easter egg is gonna be a two for
one special. Plus 19.99 shipping and handling. When Luis says.>>Luis: I was thinking of a tactic, like
when I go undercover, like, a whistling, you know what I’m saying, to blend in.>>Crazy Nate: Scott Lang says it’s not The
Andy Griffith Show.>>Scott Lang: Don’t whistle. No whistling. It’s not The Andy Griffith Show.>>Crazy Nate: Because Barney Fife, which
is one of the cops in The Andy Griffith Show, would always whistle while he was on patrol
or when he was very suspiciously not trying to act suspicious. The whistling, though, that Luis is tuning
is the song from Disneyland’s ride It’s A Small World. ♪ Small world after all ♪
♪ It’s a small world after all ♪>>Zazu: It’s a small world after all>>Scar: No, no, anything but that!>>Crazy Nate: Some of you may already know
this, I was asked on Twitter if I’m Team Captain America or Team Iron Man and I pick Team Iron
Man because he’s more realistic like Batman. And Paul Rudd replied to me saying this.>>Paul Rudd: Nate. Team Iron Man. Oh, Nate. How many other horrible decisions have you
made in your life? I’m guessing a lot.>>Crazy Nate: So today’s survey question
is this: Are you Team Iron Man or Team Captain America? Let’s see how many people are on Paul Rudd’s
side. Of course, the question is what side is Paul
Rudd actually on? Fun little fact, if you listen to the commentary
during the movie, Paul can’t even make up his own mind as to which side he’s on. Paul, Paul, it’s easy to not make a mistake
when you never make a decision, is it? Trigger warning for vegans! The day they filmed the shrinking lamb, guess
what the film crew had for lunch. I’m not making this up, they had lamb chops. So even though this lamb survived the shrink
gun, some poor little sheep out there somewhere got served up with a side of gravy, and maybe
toast with a little jam. Frank knows all about jam. When he got the wrong end of the shrink gun,
they used strawberry jam to pull off this little effect right here. One little thing that they probably weren’t
trying to get you to see, though, was the cameraman. But when they zoomed in on Scott in the van,
we can clearly see a cameraman in the rear view mirror. Got ’em! In the final act, the train that they’re fighting
on is none other than Thomas the tank engine from Thomas and Friends. But Thomas and Friends isn’t really and friends
unless we see, of course, some of his friends there. That’s why we also see Annie and Clarabell,
those are Thomas’s coaches, and also Emily’s coaches. To celebrate Thomas and Friends 70th anniversary,
the owners of Thomas let him be in Ant-Man so long as there’s a few rules applied.>>Genie: That’s it. Three! Uno, dos, tres.>>Crazy Nate: Thomas couldn’t appear to take
anyone’s side, or he couldn’t be evil, and he couldn’t run anybody over. So don’t worry Dudley Do-Right, no one’s getting
tied to the tracks today! Another Easter egg we see in Peanut’s bedroom
is Flounder sitting up in the corner from Little Mermaid, but then, unfortunately, he
gets shot by the Yellow jacket.>>Peyton Reed: Yeah, great.>>Crazy Nate: But listen closely to the sound
of the blasters on the Yellow jacket’s suit. It’s the same sound from the creepy crawlers
in Star Wars called AT-AT walkers. Speaking of creepy crawlers, the bullet ant
is claimed to be the most painful insect bite in the world.>>Hope Pym: Giant tropical bullet ants ranked
highest on the Schmidt pain index.>>Crazy Nate: But it’s not actually a bite
like this little guy bites him on the neck. Instead it’s more like a sting, kinda like
a sting from a bee, only much more painful. Stan Lee is to Marvel what the Pixar planet
truck is to Pixar.>>Stan Lee: Nobody has any idea!>>Crazy Nate: So we’re gonna obviously see
a cameo dome in the movie. In the end, when Luis is telling Scott that
the Avengers are looking for him, the bartender in his story is none other than Stan Lee. The reason why Hank knew he could tell these
criminals about the safe and no one being home is because this took place in California,
and in California, if you’re arrested three times, you get 25 years to life in prison. The gang that he told was a group of criminals
that already had two strikes, so they couldn’t risk getting arrested a third time. And we know this because the team is called
Third Strikers. For the first time in Marvel, the writer chick
who’s fine.>>Bartender: Yeah, crazy, stupid fine.>>Crazy Nate: She introduces Spider-man into
the mix. Welcome aboard, Spider-man. She’s teasing that he is soon to become an
Avenger and she’s pretty specific about that.>>Reporter: Well, we got everything nowadays. We got a guy who jumps, we got a guy who swings,
we got a guy who crawls up the walls, you got to be more specific!>>Crazy Nate: The Hulk also got a cameo as
well. If you remember, in The Incredible Hulk, for
a brief part of the movie, Bruce Banner worked for a soda company in Brazil called Pingo
Doce. well in Ant-Man, we see a poster advertising
for Pingo Doce. Even Hope gets to have her own little Easter
egg. Hope is played by Evangeline Lilly and she
says her mom died in a plane crash, which is what her dad originally told her.>>Hank Pym: We lost her in a plane crash.>>Hope Pym: It’s bad enough you won’t tell
me how she died, could you please stop telling me that lie?>>Crazy Nate: But why a plane crash? Because Evangeline, who played Hope, also
played a character named Kate in a famous plane crash series you may have heard of called
Lost. By the way, Kate was on the run for killing
her dad, so watch your back, Hank. If you didn’t recognize Falcon from Captain
America: The Winter Soldier, well then later on, The Avengers: Age of Ultron.>>Dale: I’ll just pretend I didn’t see it.>>Hank Pym: Besides, they’re probably too
busy dropping cities out of the sky.>>Crazy Nate: Probably making a city fall
from the sky, this is obviously a reference to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Another first, though, was for Apple. When Scott and Darren are fighting in the
brief case, we hear Siri eavesdropping on their conversation, as always, trying to put
her little two cents in. Of course, that’s not a first for Apple. But what is a first for Apple is the iPhone.>>Siri: Playing Disintegration by The Cure.>>Crazy Nate: This version of the iPhone
that we see here is the iPhone 6s Gold. Ant-Man actually came out three months before
Apple released this particular phone. Speaking of necks, wait, who’s speaking about
necks? In the beginning, we’re given the clues that
Pym Tech was the bad guys. If you look closely at the hired security,
see anything suspicious? How about this guy’s neck? The tattoo is the 10 Rings, a terrorist organization
in the Marvel universe. The group that kidnapped Tony Stark in the
first Iron Man also had this same tattoo. If by chance you haven’t seen Ant-Man and
the Wasp yet, mute the video until this spoiler sign is gone. We learn in Ant-Man and Wasp that Hank’s wife
didn’t actually die, but in Ant-Man, they actually gave us a hint to this fact. When Scott goes subatomic, if you watch carefully,
you will see a tardigrade, which is possibly the strongest known creature in our universe
and doesn’t even need water to survive. So this was a breadcrumb to Ant-Man and Wasp
because we see more tardigrades in Ant-Man and Wasp. Then, as Ant-Man continues to shrink, we see
a womanly shadow figure. In Ant-Man and Wasp, we learn that this is
when Janet made her connection to Scott’s brain. Back in 1979, on Saturday Night Live, Garrett
Morris played the Ant-Man in a live sketch. Fast-forward to today, he managed to sneak
his way into the movie, obviously a little bit older now. When Scott is taking a crash course in the
Ant-Man suit, he falls onto a car. This guy in the car is Garrett Morris, the
Ant-Man from Saturday Night Live. Most people by now know that Marvel hides
post-credit scenes after their credits, so the only way they can be sneaky is by putting
a post-post-credit scene. So in Ant-Man, you’re gonna see this secret
scene.>>Hank Pym: There’s something I wanna show
you. I realized you can’t destroy power, all you
can do is make sure that it’s in the right hands. This is an advanced prototype that your mother
and I worked on together. She never got to use it. But now I realize that we were working on
it for you. Maybe it’s time we finished it.>>Hope Pym: It’s about **** time.>>Crazy Nate: Then, if you keep watching
past more credits, you’re gonna see this scene.>>Sam Wilson: Hey Cap! This would’ve been a lot easier a week ago.>>Captain America: If we call Tony.>>Sam Wilson: Nah, he won’t believe us.>>Captain America: Even if he did.>>Sam Wilson: Who knows if the Accords would
let him help.>>Captain America: We’re on our own.>>Sam Wilson: Maybe not. I know a guy.>>Crazy Nate: Also, in the deleted scenes,
we see Ant-Man trying to mimic C-3PO from Star Wars.>>Scott Lang: I’m C-3PO.>>Crazy Nate: If you enjoyed this video,
you already know what to do, if you didn’t enjoy this video, you probably already did
it. So let me know what movie you wanna talk about
next, subscribe so you don’t miss our next adventure, and remember, most importantly
of all, Gents and Gentlets, share a smile! They are contagious!>>Dale: I feel great.>>Peyton Reen: Cut!>>Terabrite: ♪ Hey, share a smile ♪
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Ant-Man in Wonderland: Marvel Through the Looking Glass

Ant-Man in Wonderland: Marvel Through the Looking Glass


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next move with Squarespace. On May 23, 1885, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson briefly wrote about strange hallucinations he experienced, followed by a headache. He noted that it was the
second time he was victim to such visual manifestations, leading some to speculate that perhaps the first experience was
years before in the 1860s when he was writing a book called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Strange drawings and
previous diary entries seem to support the idea that Carroll based at least some of Alice’s adventures on his own mental
misperceptions of the world. A neuropsychological condition known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome describes the disorienting experience of perceiving distortions in reality, often followed by a migraine. In Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations,
he writes that quote, “It is not only the visual world “that may be affected in a migraine aura. “There may be hallucinations of body image “the feeling that one
is taller or shorter, “that one limb has
shrunk or grown gigantic, “that one’s body is tilted
at an angle, and so forth.” End quote. Throughout Alice’s adventure,
she constantly changes size, ranging from as big as a
house to as small as a mouse. This gimmick of having a character who can shrink and grow in size has fascinated audiences
and storytellers for ages, providing a ton of creative potential for imaginative action and adventures. And with a story as popular
and influential as Wonderland, not even Marvel can resist paying homage to Carroll’s classic with their own size-changing superhero, Ant-Man, who in his original
story, much like Alice, fell down a hole of curious discovery. When Ant-Man debuted in the comic story The Man in the Ant Hill from
1962, he wasn’t a superhero. He didn’t have a costume or
any supervillains to fight. Heck, he wasn’t even called Ant-Man, he was simply Hank Pym, a scientist who wanted to test and prove the success of his latest discovery, a potion that causes objects to shrink in scale. Pym saw the potential commercial and military uses of his technology, but he first needed to test
it out on a living subject. Who better than himself? He empties the bottle and
becomes the size of an ant. A size-altering potion in a bottle is familiar territory for
both Ant-Man and Alice. Although there were many objects that caused Alice to change size, the very first one was a
bottle with the label Drink Me which shrinks her down
to a few inches high. There was also some cake and a fan but the most consistent
way she changed size throughout her adventure was by nibbling on a peculiar mushroom revealed to Alice by her own helpful-ish
insect acquaintance. Not an ant, but a caterpillar. – One side will make you grow taller. – One side of what? – And the other side will
make you grow shorter. – The other side of what? – The mushroom, of course. – [Narrator] Through trial and error, Alice learned that the
piece of the mushroom in her right-hand made her shrink while the left-hand bit made her grow. This is mirrored in Ant-Man’s suit where the button on his
right hand reduces his size, and the button on his left… (dramatic music) (grunting) – Holy shit! – [Narrator] Oh, you get it. But when Scott Lang initially puts on the Ant-Man suit in the
film, his first obstacle is the fact that he’s stuck in
a bathtub as the water runs, threatening to wash him away. Hank Pym, over Scott’s headset,
calls this a trial by water. – [Hank] It’s a trial by fire Scott. Or in this case, water. – [Narrator] Alice goes
through a similar trial in chapter two of her story
titled The Pool of Tears. Early in Alice’s adventure, she simply tried to go
through a door into a garden, but even that proved no simple task. The door was small, and Alice had trouble becoming the proper
size to fit through it. As Alice kept growing
and shrinking in size trying to get it right,
she became frustrated with her situation and started weeping. Quote, “she sat down
and began to cry again, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large
pool all around her, about four inches deep and
reaching half down the hall. End quote. When Alice shrank again, she nearly drowned in
her own pool of tears. In fact, during this moment in the story, Alice started getting smaller and smaller at such a rapid rate, that she was worried about
shrinking out of existence. Quote, “‘I must be growing small again.’ “She got up and went to the
table to measure herself by it, “and found that, as
nearly as she could guess, “she was now about two feet high, “and was going on shrinking rapidly. “She soon found out that the cause of this “was the fan she was holding,
and she dropped it hastily, “just in time to avoid
shrinking away altogether. “‘That was a narrow escape!’ said Alice, “a good deal frightened
at the sudden change, “but very glad to find
herself still in existence.” End quote. The fear of becoming so tiny that you risk shrinking away endlessly is a prominent plot point
in the Ant-Man movie, happening both to Scott
Lang and Janet Van Dyne. But alright, aside from
these more literal elements, the stories of Alice and Ant-Man, both Hank Pym and Scott Lang, share a similar theme of
following ones curiosity. – Curiouser and curiouser. – [Narrator] Alice was just laying around doing nothing special when
she saw a white rabbit panicking about being late,
run by and jump down a hole. Quote, “In another moment
went down Alice after it, “never once considering how in the world “she was to get out again.” End quote. In Hank Pym’s first adventure, he tested his experimental
serum on himself without a second thought. And with Scott Lang in the Ant-Man movie, he didn’t have to put on the suit. No one made him, and he
didn’t even know its function, but he was curious. Right before he shrinks
for the first time, he utters the words… – [Ant-Man] I wonder. – So, follow your curiosity. Ask questions, wonder. And don’t ever make me watch
Alice in Wonderland again. That movie gives me
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