Paul Rudd has finally spoken out about a theory which has kept Avengers fans debating; confirming he does not want to go inside Thanos’ anus. And absolutely fair enough.
For months, fans have speculated that Ant Man will ultimately be the one to defeat Thanos by creeping up his bum hole; a notion which has since launched a thousand memes.
Imaginative fans have argued that Ant Man could feasibly enter Thanos’ anal cavity while in his microscopic form, before expanding to a form even larger than Thanos himself.
The Mad Titan would no doubt just feel an uncomfortable tickle around his derriere as Ant Man invaded him, not realising his embarrassing and no doubt traumatic fate until it was too late.
Watch Paul Rudd’s full response here:
As amusing as it would be to see the super villain defeated by his own titan-sized bottom while a rousing score plays in the background, this will likely not be the case.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Rudd – who plays Ant Man/Scott Lang – appeared to give this fan theory a thorough stomping.
With his usual mischievous sense of humour, Norton queried:
Now, there is a fan theory involving Ant Man. Now, can you explain how Ant Man will defeat Thanos?
When the Avengers show up and Thanos is wondering where Ant-Man is
— Austen Radke (@austenrad) April 6, 2019
Thanos’s 🤝 Thanos’s
left butt right butt
— DongWon Oh (@dongwonoh14) April 11, 2019
why can’t thanos just put flex seal in his ass. boom. no more ant-man. you’re welcome, thanos
— Chaun (@theramenfolk) April 13, 2019
Chuckling a little, Rudd replied:
I think I know the theory you’re talking about. Yeah, a lot of people have asked me recently if I shrink down and go up, uh, the theory is called the ‘Thanus’.
And go into Thanos in a certain orifice and then grow giant sized.
Both Norton and fellow guest Chris Hemsworth both agreed that this would certainly do the job, but Rudd appeared exasperated that it had to be this particular orifice, sighing:
But why not the ear or the nose? I mean, why does it have to be…?
antman: hey thanos spell ‘me’
antman: you forgot the ‘u’
thanos: there is no ‘u’ in me-
antman, shrinking: not yet there isnt
— em (@deanslafitte) April 13, 2019
Now, although Rudd has poo-pooed the Thanus theory, he hasn’t outright denied it, meaning we could well see him disappearing between Thanos’ ample bum cheeks yet.
Avengers: Endgame hits UK cinemas on April 25.
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