The Easter Eggs You Missed in Ant-Man
While “The Avengers” had Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) commanding SHIELD from a helicarrier traveling around the world, “The Winter Soldier” revealed that the intelligence agency’s terra firma headquarters is located in a facility known as the Triskelion. Located on the Virginia side of the Potomac River, overlooking Washington, DC, the Triskelion serves as a base of operations for Fury and his fellow senior S.H.I.E.L.D. officials when not on the move. The facility will be devastated when a Helicarrier crashes into it in “The Winter Soldier”, but its earliest days are revealed in “Ant-Man”.
In the opening prologue “Ant-Man” set in 1989, an exterior shot of the Triskelion is briefly shown before Hank confronts his fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. officials, revealing that the building is still under construction. 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” would explain that before the Triskelion was built, SHIELD was based in a secret bunker beneath the Camp Lehigh military base in New Jersey, with a young Hank working there. While SHIELD may have still been rebuilding itself in “Ant-Man,” its legacy and history loom large in the 2015 film.