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An Ant-Man and the Wasp fan theory reveals a possible major villain cameo in the post-credits

Ant-Man and the Wasp (opens in new tab) may, in theory, be just a tiny piece of the MCU puzzle, but its post-credits scene could spell disaster for the likes of Scott Lang. That’s because a few eagle-eyed fans have picked up a potential hidden villain cameo lurking in the background of the first stinger. Read on to find out who it might be, but be warned, major spoilers follow…

Reddit users (opens in new tab) have spotted a set of purple eyes that quickly flicker in the background at the point where Ant-Man gets trapped in the Quantum Realm following Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab) (read here for more on how the two movies tie together (opens in new tab)).

Me? I’m not convinced – but fans think they can spot either the Mad Titan himself, Thanos, or Doctor Strange (opens in new tab) villain Dormammu. Take a look for yourself in the image here (opens in new tab), with the eyes appearing above Scott.

If I had to choose one, I’d wager that’s Dormammu lurking in the background. Having already been banished from Earth by the Sorcerer Supreme via hilariously-clever time loop, there’s nothing to say the entity can’t rock up again in other realms and multiverses. Ant-Man having to fight his way out of the Quantum Realm *and* escape the clutches of Dormammu would make for an almighty beginning to Avengers 4 (opens in new tab), wouldn’t it?

Or, it could be Thanos, lording it over all creation after his victory in Infinity War. Either way, it possibly spells trouble for the pint-sized hero and would probably be Marvel’s greatest blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Easter egg yet, even if it’s yet to be officially confirmed.

After you've planned your Ant-Man rewatch to see if this is the real deal, check out our list of upcoming movies (opens in new tab) - but I'm not guaranteeing any Thanos cameos.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.