This theory about Avengers: Endgame involving Ant-Man defeating Thanos simply isn't going to die, is it? Marvel die-hards love to speculate and theorize. It's part of the fun in being a little obsessed with this universe. Sometimes those theories prove to be true. Other times they're not true. Or, in this case, they're just flat out bizarre. Be that as it may, this may be the single most resilient fan theory of them all.
Anyone who is very much looking forward to Avengers: Endgame has probably seen this theory floating around online, either in tweet or meme form. Basically, the idea is that Ant-Man will shrink down, fly up Thanos' butt, then expand, thus, killing the Mad Titan. Amazingly, this theory was first brought up nearly a year ago by a Twitter user identified simply as c a t. The original tweet has more than 11 thousand retweets and reads as follows.
"Marvel saw the post about how ant man could defeat thanos by crawling into his ass and instantly growing in size and that's why they didn't put him in the movie, send tweet"
Basically, the idea is that this strategy is so airtight and flawless that Ant-Man couldn't show up in Avengers: Infinity War or he would have been able to defeat Thanos too easily. Over the ensuing months, tons of people all across the internet have embraced the theory, creating comic strips, memes and jokingly poking holes in the logic. It's been talked about an absolutely mind-blowing amount. What's really crazy is that a journalist by the name of Brian Lloyd actually asked Paul Rudd about it during the Ant-Man and the Wasp press tour. Paul Rudd had this to say.
"I don't know? I almost think it's a question for Thanos. If it's one thing we learned from Infinity War, it's that Thanos could take a lot of punishment. Now my mind is racing. I don't think that ended up in any of the drafts."
Silly and filthy as this may be, there is, regrettably, some logic to it. Ant-Man can grow to be more than 60 feet tall. If he somehow did get inside Thanos, through any means necessary, then expanded, it's conceivable that Thanos would blow up like that giant cockroach alien at the end of Men In Black.
Then again, we're in the endgame now. Thanos has all six Infinity Stones. If Ant-Man did try this, and Thanos felt it, or even if Ant-Man succeeded and Thanos had even an ounce of life left, he could just use the Time Stone to rewind the clock. Also, we don't quite know how strong Thanos actually is, working from the inside out. It's possible this could just kill Ant-Man and then Thanos would have a dead person inside of him. Also problematic, no doubt. But again, the Infinity Stones could probably sort that out for him. Anyway, Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26. Your move, Marvel.
marvel saw the post about how ant man could defeat thanos by crawling into his ass and instantly growing in size and that’s why they didn’t put him in the movie, send tweet— c a t (@filmgloss) April 30, 2018
Hi, I interviewed Paul Rudd last week and asked him about your tweet. https://t.co/yOpZEzA8qs— Brian Lloyd (@BrianMLloyd) July 20, 2018
so paul rudd read my tweet about ant man crawling into thanos’ ass and expanding OUT LOUD in an INTERVIEW and discussed it i’m in shock pic.twitter.com/YfBsPMnfoW— c a t (@filmgloss) July 21, 2018
Antman defeating Thanos is my biggest hope for 2019 pic.twitter.com/9BzGQQNRqt— Mob (@evidyangelist) March 21, 2019
ur tellin me in the 14 million futures Dr. Strange saw not one of them was Ant-Man crawling up Thanos' ass— jaye 🌻 (@jayemaccc) March 26, 2019
What if Ant-man gets inside Thanos' butthole and then expand to human size, hence killing Thanos pic.twitter.com/sTjaKpXn49— Krish (@krishtensen) March 19, 2019
if I was thanos and I felt antman trying to fly up into my butthole I would simply poop my pants— chair admirer (@KrangTNelson) March 27, 2019
The biggest flaw people don't realize when they say Ant Man is gonna shrink himself and grow big after going into Thanos' butthole is that Thanos is able to shit himself on command— Frank (@frankboblin420) March 26, 2019
Thanos preparing for his fight against AntMan like pic.twitter.com/f7xbytkEIZ— LOLAXD (@tyrrellg123) March 20, 2019
Thanos’s bootyhole: *exists*— Cam (@planetcameron) March 22, 2019
Thanos's butthole: *exists*— Âbdûllâhî Âlî (@succboi11) March 19, 2019
Ant Man: pic.twitter.com/ZEMXiIl3aK
more people are talking about Ant-Man crawling into Thanos’ butthole than the amount of people who actually saw Ant-Man in theaters and idk how I feel about that— jordan 📽 (@_jordanathomas_) March 26, 2019
I’ve seen literally dozens of memes about Ant Man crawling into Thanos’ butthole and not ONE meme has used the term:— ❄️🥶Damon Deion 🥶❄️ (@_ThatBrownGuy) March 28, 2019
I want my money back, internet.
Stan Lee after seeing people talk about how Ant Man is gonna kill Thanos by crawling up his butthole and expanding. pic.twitter.com/hIAXuxGVWd— Zach Warling (@Warling_Zach) March 22, 2019
When Antman and The Wasp are done fighting Thanos pic.twitter.com/0m46QS5J3g— briAND HERE COME THE PRETZELS (@Hey_Brian) March 20, 2019