We've been trying REALLY hard not to run a story about the hugely popular fan theory that Scott Lang aka Ant-Man will solve the Avengers: Endgame looming issue with Thanos by simply flying up the Mad Titan's butt while small and then expanding.
There have even been scientists taking a stance on this theory, including Neil deGrasse Tyson:
Turns out Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo hadn't even heard of the theory when Fandango spoke to him recently.
Fandango: This is a crazy question, because obviously we can't talk about a lot of the plot of this movie, but the fans are out there coming up with their own theories of how the Avengers take down Thanos. And believe it or not, one of the most popular fan theories right now — so much so that it's trending on Reddit — has Ant-Man shrinking down and flying up Thanos' butt and then expanding.
Anthony Russo: [laughs] I haven't seen that one yet. Sorry, keep going.
Erik Davis continued:
Fandango: I was gonna say, how close are the fans to actually solving the end of his film? And did you think about using the Thanos butt theory as an ending?
Anthony Russo: I wish we had. Yeah, no, look, we love the fact that fans are out there really thinking very deeply about these characters, very deeply about these stories, thinking about all the places they could go, even of certain places. My brother and I have a real certain youth ourselves, so we get a big kick out of it. Look, we were fans long before we were filmmakers in the MCU, so we understand that point of view of participating in the narrative as a viewer and loving these characters and thinking about all the possibilities about where these characters can go, and really understanding their experiences and their journey. So yeah, the fact that the fans are enthusiastic about participating at that level is amazing.
That's the best place to be.
Clearly, we'll be finding out what solution the Avengers will go with when Endgame hits theaters on April 26th. Tickets are on sale now.