Marvel’s smallest hero reached the big screen this past Friday and is the twelfth Marvel Studios movie (of the twelve they’ve released) to debut at #1. It didn’t have the most giant of openings, but Ant-Man is looking like a small success which is currently doing more than well enough to warrant a sequel in Phase Three.
It hasn’t been an easy journey for Ant-Man of course, especially after it lost original director Edgar Wright. When that happened, many declared that the movie was now doomed, but Peyton Reed has proved himself more than capable to take this obscure character and turn him into a true A-List superhero.
Like most Marvel movies, Ant-Man was full of cool Easter Eggs and references to the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. With a cameo from a certain Avenger and Darren Cross talking about “Tales To Astonish” (the name of the series Ant-Man debuted in), Ant-Man doesn’t shy away from letting viewers know it’s a key movie in the world Kevin Feige and company have created as it brings Phase Two to its end ahead of Civil War.
Here, we take you through just ten of the biggest and most must-see Easter Eggs from Marvel’s Ant-Man!
10. The Triskelion
Depending on how good your memory is, this scene either meant a lot of very little to you. Let us break it down regardless. Set in 1989, we see the construction of The Triskelion, the S.H.I.E.L.D. building destroyed by those falling Helicarriers in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That’s a cool bit of connective tissue, but even better is seeing Peggy Carter – in 50s/60s here – as a founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Howard Stark, this time played by John Slattery (who you may recall briefly filled the role in Iron Man 2). Agent Carter has shed some light on the history between Peggy and the younger Dominic Cooper version of Howard, and it’s very cool to see them still interacting all these years later. Now, what about that other guy? Well…