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Ant-Man Trivia & Printable Activities

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Ant-Man was released this past Friday, July 17th. I haven’t had a chance to see it yet and probably won’t see it until it comes out on Blu-Ray. I am excited to see Paul Rudd as Ant-Man though as I have had a schoolgirl crush on him since Clueless.

Ant-Man Printable Activities

Here are is a printable Ant-Man Activity pack including coloring sheets, matching pairs game, a maze, a mask, spot the difference pages, and a how-to drawing page.

Ant-Man Movie Trivia

How Does the Ant-Man Suit Work? If you ever wondered how the Ant-Man suit works, here’s the answer. The suit encapsulates the Pym Particle technology that allows a person to shrink down to the size of an ant. When the wearer wants to change size, he uses a button on the suit that regulates the Pym Particles, which run through the suit and helmet-like an intricate system of veins. The particles are volatile and change the distance between atoms, so the suit and helmet serve as protection for the wearer. Although Ant-Man does not technically have superpowers when he
shrinks down in the suit, he actually exceeds the strength of a normal person because energy and mass compacted create a more powerful force.

More Fun Facts about Ant-man’s Suit:

  • Each Ant-Man helmet has 54 different pieces to it as well as 10 LED lights. If you add in the nuts and bolts and the helmet lining, it’s over 60 individual components just for each helmet.
  • In each Ant-Man suit there are over 159 LED lights, which are controlled remotely. All the circuitry and batteries for the lights are in a very small backpack.
  • The whole suit can light up, including the gloves and belt.

What can the Wasp’s Suit do? In the movie, the villain’s heavily armored Yellowjacket suit can withstand bullets and has articulating arms that can shoot plasma rays, plus it incorporates sensors and infrared vision. Like the Ant-Man suit, the Yellowjacket suit has the shrinking technology built in.

Marvel’s Ant-Man..Conceptual Artwork of Yellowjacket..Artist: Jackson Marvel 2014

How did they Film the Ant-Sized Scenes? For the scaled-down Ant-Man sequences, the filmmakers used a combination of motion-picture macro photography, still macro photography, motion capture with the actors, motion capture with the stunt people, and for every set they built miniature sets, called macro sets. Macro photography is extreme close-up photography that produces photographs of small items larger than life-size.

What is Special about Pym’s Basement? The Basement set in the movie features a safe room where Pym conducts his experiments. It was built like a corrugated metal tube to resemble a bomb shelter and contains an old vault that secures the Ant-Man suit.

What Type of Ants are Mentioned in the Movie? Marvel did a lot of research into ant behaviors and what the different species of ants could bring to the movie in terms of what filmmakers needed for the heist. For instance, the Paraponera clavata or bullet ants have a very painful sting and resemble dinosaurs in the movie; the Solenopsis or fire ants are like architects as they can link together and form bridges and rafts to help Ant-Man; and the male Camponotus carpenter ants can fly, providing Ant-Man with a helpful mode of transportation.

Where does Ant-Man Take Place? Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is set in San Francisco and many exterior shots were done there, including shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Tenderloin District and the exterior of a Victorian home used to portray Hank Pym’s house. Following San Francisco, the production settled into Pinewood Studios’ newly built facilities in Atlanta and Marvel’s “Ant-Man” became the very first movie to film there. The interiors of Hank Pym’s house where the first sets that the production design team constructed on the new soundstages.

Have you seen Ant-Man yet? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!

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