Paul Rudd Responds To Ant-Man Thanos Butt Theory To Defeat Kang: 'Kang's Pretty Tough'

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The ‘Ant-Man Thanos Butt Theory’ began circulating around after the Avengers: Infinity War had teased its Avengers: Endgame. The theory surrounded the idea that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man could easily shrink down to sneak into Thanos’ rear end and kill him by enlarging himself from the inside, which is a pretty brutal way to go. But it made fans hope to see that on screen for a while. Now, upon Ant-Man 3’s arrival, Paul Rudd responds to the Ant-Man Thanos Butt Theory to defeat Kang in the Quantum realm.

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Speaking with ET Online after the release of the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer, Rudd acknowledges he is aware of the ‘Thanus’ theory and that fans called it a ‘missed opportunity.’ He jokingly suggests, “I guess you’ll just have to see the next one.” Read his full comment below:

“I know what you’re talking about, a way to kill Thanos. And that some people consider it a missed opportunity. Well, I guess you’ll just have to see the next one. I don’t know if you can take Kang out that way either, Kang’s pretty tough, and I gotta assume all parts of him are tough.”

Paul Rudd debuted as Ant-Man back in 2015 in a movie bearing the same title as his hero’s name. In the film, he stole the Ant-Man suit to save his daughter Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Lang from a heart condition. Soon, he had to take on a full-time career working for Hank Pym, where Scott Lang’s path as Ant-Man began. Scott Lang had also been featured in Captain America: Civil War after being recruited by Anthony Mackie’s Falcon to help Captain America against Tony Stark.

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With Thanos out of the picture, Kang is set to conquer the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the ‘new big bad.’ In the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer, Kang was shown to be inside the quantum realm with a cryptic message to Ant-Man, seemingly offering a valuable exchange to save their life. Even Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu seems to think the MCU is f— up with Kang taking the wheel.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be released on February 17, 2023.

Also Read: Marvel Studios Drops Official Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Poster Highlighting Kang's Arrival