Since Ant-Man will play a large part in Avengers: Endgame, a popular "fan theory" circulating the internet speculates that Scott Lang will shrink to enter Thanos' anus, then grow back to normal size and cause the Mad Titan to explode. But the directors of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo, have debunked the theory.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Russos -- along with Hawkeye and Ant-Man themselves Jeremy Renner and Paul Rudd -- discussed the theory. Rudd himself has been asked about the theory in several interviews, and wants to bring it to a close.
"He's been sore," Renner said of his co-star.
"I've been asked about it a bunch," Rudd added. "I am amused a bit at how widespread it seems to have gotten."
As for the Russos themselves, the directing duo put in their own two cents regarding the theory, confirming that it isn't true. "'Thanus' is truly the most ridiculous fan theory we've ever heard," Anthony Russo stated, though he and his brother Joe have only recently learned about the theory.
"But it's a highly imaginative one," Joe added. "I want to know who came up with it."
Though Marvel has been known to incorporate humor into its films, chances are very slim that Thanos will be defeated in such a comically grotesque fashion, especially since the film is rated PG-13. But with Ant-Man on their side, the Avengers may still have an advantage over Thanos when they face him once more.
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 and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.