Editor’s Note: major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.
As soon as Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe immediately began trying to figure out how on Earth the Avengers were going to possibly come back from this type of massive L.
Will Doctor Strange’s manipulation of time be their saving grace? Will Captain America just go beast mode? Will The Hulk finally grow a pair? Will Tony Stark just smooth talk his way out of it?
Well, while all of those things may be true, this new theory suggests that the biggest player going into Avengers: Endgame may actually be the smallest member of the team … Ant-Man.
via Reddit (it’s always Reddit):
In Ant-man, Hank mentions that he’d been “watching Scott for some time now”. While that could be due to Scott’s criminal exploits, I think it’s because he met him in the past. Hank was also WAY [too] trusting of Scott with his Pym-tech. This is a guy who goes to great lengths to hide his tech from other people; the whole first movie is about Hank not wanting one of his former mentees from inventing his own version. Yet he hands it over on a silver platter to an ex-con he’s never even met before? It’s because he has met him, in the past, and he already had one of his suits, so Hank knew, logically, that he eventually trusted him with it.
TL:DR – Scott ends up back in 1993 and links up with Hank, who then knows to look up Scott in the future (in Antman), creating a neat time loop. We’ll also meet a teenage Hope, who is played by Emma Furhmann, who sorta looks like a younger Evangeline Lilly anyways.
Frankly, this is a theory that I can gladly get on board with, as it is nowhere close to being as depressing as the theory behind why Tony Stark didn’t pop up in the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.