From Stan Lee’s traditional cameo to Captain America: Civil War set up, there were plenty of Ant-Man easter eggs for everyone.
By now, it’s no secret that Marvel likes to hide easter eggs and references to their other films and the broader world of Marvel comics throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Luckily, Ant-Man was no different.
Here are eight Ant-Man easter eggs we spotted on our first viewing; if you have seen the film and saw another one, be sure to let us know in the comments. And of course, beware of spoilers if you read any further.
With a Peggy Carter cameo from the delightful Hayley Atwell, a brand new Howard Stark, the return of Hydra (seriously, do those guys ever stop?) and some Avengers references, there was certainly plenty of Ant-Man easter eggs to pick up on. We’re sure that even more will present themselves on repeat viewing, especially those references to the world of Ant-Man comics.
As we mentioned, another fun Ant-Man cameo came in the form of Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie). Given how significant of a scene Wilson appears in — in costume as Falcon — we thought including him as an easter egg wasn’t really appropriate, but it was still certainly fun to see him.
Two other major Ant-Man easter eggs were the two credits scenes. Both scenes set things in place for future Marvel films; the after-credits scene even premiered the very first footage from Captain America: Civil War from directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross. The character of Ant-Man is set to return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming. The third Captain America movie will be released in May 2016.
As the film teased at the very end, “Ant-Man will return.” Will he only return in Civil War, or is Marvel already promising us a sequel?
Ant-Man is in theaters now.