Since we are currently deep into the marketing blitz for Avengers: Endgame, it’s easy to get lost in the onslaught of interviews, trailers, posters, and boundless speculation. Which is why I think it’s important, no, vital that we highlight the smaller stuff, like this tremendously unfortunate video of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson using the phrase “powerful evil poop” while discussing the popular theory that Paul Rudd‘s Ant-Man will fly into the butt of Thanos (Josh Brolin) during the events of Endgame. (If you think I didn’t type out and delete “ass-trophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson” in the previous sentence upwards of 16 times I have a condo on Titan to sell you.)
Some…background on that theory: It’s impossible to tell exactly where it originated, but the general idea is that Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, will use his powers to shrink to the size of an insect, fly into Thanos’ butt, and then grow back to the size of a normal human (or even larger!), thus tearing the Mad Titan asunder and winning the Infinity War for good.
Tyson, who I guess just has a ton of free time these days (?), deemed the theory “nasty”, then offers the idea that the Avengers shrink something else, perhaps an inanimate object, then expand that inside of Thanos’ lower intestines. Which, frankly, I find to be a selfish position. The tagline of Avengers: Endgame is quite literally “Whatever it takes.” The fate of the half the known universe is at stake. You wouldn’t sacrifice 10-25 brief seconds inside Thanos’ rectum if it meant possibly bringing Peter Parker back to life? Shame on you, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Shame on you.
Anyway, check out the video below. Avengers: Endgame shrinks and then expands into theaters on April 26.
For more on Avengers: Endgame, check out the links below:
- Watch the ‘Avengers’ Cast Dunk on Thor & Star-Lord While Reading a Thanos-Themed Children’s Book
- Kevin Feige Says Marvel Has a Five-Year Post-‘Endgame’ Plan, But Don’t Expect X-Men or Fantastic 4
- First ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Clip Explains Captain Marvel’s Long Absence
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’: The Russo Brothers Explain How They Crafted the Film’s Ending