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After a year of waiting, moviegoers are just weeks away from the release of Avengers: Endgame. The Russo Brothers' upcoming blockbuster will catch up with the surviving heroes in the wake of Infinity War, which saw Thanos wipe out half of all life with the snap of his finger. In addition to ending Phase Three, Endgame will also follow-up on characters that were missing from the last installment: Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, and Ant-Man.
Marvel fans are eager to see Paul Rudd's Scott Lang join the battle against Thanos, and team-up alongside the rest of the Avengers. But there's a viral fan theory floating around that's getting everyone attention. Namely, that Ant-Man will shrink, enter Thanos' anus, and then grow to normal size in order to destroy the big purple villain. It's a theory that the cast seems to enjoy, although Rudd has a valid issue with it all, recently saying:
A lot of people have asked me recently if I shrink down and go… into Thanos, in a certain orifice, and then grow giant size. But why not the ear or the nose? Why does it have to be [that]?
The man has a point. While Ant-Man using his shrinking and growing Pym Tech to kill Thanos seems like a viable way to take down the ultra powerful titan, it doesn't necessarily have to be through his big purple butt. He could just as easy jump into Thanos' ears or nose. But that's just not as fun.
Paul Rudd's hilarious response comes from his recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show. While promoting his role in the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame, Rudd was also asked to address the butt-tastic fan theory involving his character. That's when his A+ response came, and brought a fair point about the other orifices on the Mad Titan's body.
This isn't the first time that the Ant-Man/Thanos' butt theory has been addressed by the cast. Josh Brolin himself posted a bonkers response video from the toilet, so it's clear that both parties have a good sense of humor about it all. Considering the high stakes of Avengers: Endgame, it's probably a nice change of pace to laugh about such a bonkers fan theory.
You can see Paul Rudd's comments about Ant-Man and Thanos below.
Once again, Paul Rudd proves himself to be the most charming dude ever. And considering the bleak world being advertised in Avengers: Endgame's marketing campaign, that type of energy is going to be necessary to buoy the long project, and keep things bright while the stakes are at an all-time high.
All will be revealed when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.