‘Avengers: Endgame’ Writer Debunks Popular Theory About Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man

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At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus debunked a popular theory regarding how Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man survived Thanos’ decimation.

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp concluded with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang being trapped inside of the Quantum Realm after Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym, and Janet were erased by Thanos’ decimation. With no one left to free him, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man remained in the Quantum Realm until a rat inadvertently freed him from the alternate dimension five years later.

Some fans theorized that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man was able to survive the decimation because those inside of the Quantum Realm were immune to the effects of the Infinity Stones. However, Avengers: Endgame co-writer Christopher Markus confirmed that theory is incorrect and that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man was simply among the 50% who were spared by chance:

“I think he was coin-flip lucky, because the Infinity Stones do not differentiate between realms.”

How do you feel about this popular Ant-Man theory being debunked once and for all? Let us know in the comment section below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame will be available on Digital HD starting July 30 followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on August 13.

Sebastian Peris

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