With two Ant-Man solo movies under his belt, along with a pair of epic team-up outings in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame, Rudd has grown steadily from being an ex-con to becoming one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. He even holds a place as the man who formulated the plan to help bring back half of all life in the universe before teaming up with the Avengers to defeat Thanos and keep his world intact.
With all that being said, The News Fetcher now takes the opportunity to look back on 7 Ant-Man quotes that best exemplify Paul Rudd’s MCU hero:
7. Scott: “Does anyone have any orange slices?” (Captain America: Civil War)
Scott gave every bit of energy that he could when he turned into Giant-Man, but he ended up being taken down The Empire Strikes Back-style before falling on his back and shrinking down to his normal size. With orange slices being a popular choice amongst athletes in terms of recovery strategies, Scott took a page out of that playbook in hilarious fashion as he tapped out of the airport battle.
6. Scott: I do some dumb things, and the people I love the most pay the price.” (Ant-Man and the Wasp)
Even for all of his funny moments, Scott is about as normal as they come in the MCU, as shown by emotional moments like this one with his daughter, Cassie. At the end of the day, while he holds an important place as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, his main goal is to keep those he loves safe by any means necessary.
5. Dr. Hank Pym: “Relax. No one’s gonna recognize us.”
Scott Lang: “What, because of hats and sunglasses? It’s not a disguise, Hank. We look like ourselves at a baseball game.” (Ant-Man and the Wasp)
In this unique moment, Scott Lang becomes the only MCU hero to call out one of the most consistent plot holes in franchise history, where heroes disguise themselves by only wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses. Nearly every Marvel hero has used this disguise through the Infinity Saga and/or the Multiverse Saga, and it would surprise nobody if it happened again in future entries.
4. Scott: “I’m not going to miss my little girl’s birthday party.” (Ant-Man)
Before his place as a criminal or as a superhero, Scott Lang showed what truly meant most to him early in Ant-Man as he crashed his daughter’s birthday party. He made sure to give the young Cassie Lang her birthday gift in person, and even though most found it a little creepy, the father and daughter bonded over their mutual love of everything weird.
3. Scott: I know you got a lot on the line. Your wife, your daughter. But I lost someone very important to me. A lot of people did and now, now… we have a chance to bring her back, bring everyone back and you’re telling me you won’t even–
Tony: “That’s right, Scott. I won’t even. I can’t.” (Avengers: Endgame)
Avengers: Endgame was full of heartfelt moments, including Scott Lang’s plea to Tony Stark to help the Avengers bring half of the universe as he explained his idea for the Time Heist. Even though Tony wound up helping the team in the end, this moment showed just how tough of a decision it was to go through with the plan as Pepper and his daughter, Morgan, hung in the balance.
2. Scott Lang: “Somebody peed my pants! But I don’t know if it was baby-me or old-me…or…just me-me.” (Avengers: Endgame)
To test his time travel theory, Scott Lang offered to be the guinea pig as Bruce Banner worked with the Quantum Van in order to see if his theory would work before bringing half the universe back to life. But this test only pushed Scott through time as he turned into a kid, an old man, and a baby, leading to a hilarious moment where he had to come back down to Earth after such a wild ride.
1. Scott: “As far as I’m concerned, that’s America’s ass.” (Avengers: Endgame)
Seeing the 2012 version of Captain America was certainly an experience for Tony Stark, Scott Lang, and 2023 Cap as Tony pointed out his teammate’s rear end during the Time Heist. Scott calling it “America’s ass” only made for one of the most memorable moments in MCU history, especially once Cap himself agreed verbally with Ant-Man on the matter.