Toys and play-sets from mega movie properties will see the films core characters and battle scenes make it to plastic form, obviously. One thing toy tie-ins often also do… is spoil a movie surprise. Toys are made and released months ahead of a film premiere; with the purpose of getting toys in the hands of kids (and collectors) to market the movie. So that being the case, there’s really no avoiding it. Still, that doesn’t make it any easier when you’re perusing the aisle of a toy store, see some toy set that catches your eye… and boom… spoiler!
Such as the case with Marvel’s latest super hero mega fest – Captain America Civil War. An upcoming LEGO set depicts a truly transformative reveal… and here we are complaining about spoilers, but sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. So click away to check it out if you just have to know before hand.
LAST WARNING: Unconfirmed spoilers below. DO NOT READ – unless the power of temptation gets the better of you, in which, case have at thee.
Civil War sees the Marvel Cinematic Universe current (and new) assortment of heroes at war with each other; fighting over whether or not super powered people should be registered and operating under government control – else they face imprisonment or worse. The entirety of the MCU characters are at it – Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Vision, Scarlett Witch, War Machine, The Winter Soldier, Black Panther and More! One of these characters in particular may see some very literal big things happen to him.
The character in question is Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. Yes, the character who’s super power is shrinking down to the size of a grain of rice and has the tech to control hordes of ants to do his bidding, might be a bigger deal that anyone anticipated. Its been said that he (and Spider-Man) are the comic relief of the film, which is to be suspected (nature of the characters) but that’s not the big deal. It’s the supposed huge transformation this character appears to have that may have comic fans squee in joy.
Everyone knows Ant-Man as the guy that gets really small does the hero things under foot of unsuspecting bad guys. In the comics, however, he’s just as known for getting small as he is in getting big. The Hank Pym particles that make him wee tiny can also be used to make an object or person really large – gigantic even. The character has used his growing powers and has operated under the code name of Giant Man.
According to display on this upcoming Civil War LEGO playset, it looks like Ant-Man will be putting his Pym particles in reverse and become the aforementioned Giant-Man. When all hell breaks loose, it pays to be big guy on top.
One thing to consider here, is while toys and playset due often spoil pretty big reveals, toy companies also take liberties. They add characters from the property that have nothing to do with the movie and feature playsets that doesn’t exactly play out as they do in the film. That could very well be the case here. But given how large the figure is, and given the characters ability to enlarge himself, it seems a legit moment that Marvel otherwise wanted to keep as a surprise.