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Ant-Man director solves a minor Marvel mystery: who was Falcon talking to?

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A minor Marvel mystery has been resolved. No, we're not talking about that infamous Guardians of the Galaxy (opens in new tab) Easter egg that James Gunn promises no-one has found yet – we're talking about who Falcon was on coms with during that Avengers facility battle in Ant-Man (opens in new tab).

Peyton Reed, who directed Ant-Man, has cleared up any ambiguity surrounding who the winged Avenger – who will soon appear in a Disney Plus series as part of Marvel Phase 4 (opens in new tab) – was talking to. "Great question," the filmmaker wrote on Twitter. "He’s talking to Natasha."

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Natasha, as Marvel fans will know, is Black Widow (opens in new tab), played by Scarlett Johansson. There were a few other options – Falcon could have potentially been talking to Captain America or Vision or any of the other superheroes in the Avengers facility post-Age of Ultron. However, Black Widow was perhaps the most obvious candidate. 

Reed has also been talking about Ant-Man 3 on Twitter. Recently, the director teased how Walton Goggins' character Sonny Burch – who appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp – could return for the sequel. "There's always a chance," the director wrote.

Ant-Man 3 does not have an official release date, though will be one of the new superhero movies reaching cinemas when they reopen in the future.

Jack Shepherd
Senior Entertainment Editor

I'm the Senior Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, bringing you all the latest movie and TV news, reviews, and features. Plus I look after the Total Film and SFX sections and socials media channels. I used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film