In the 2015 summer blockbuster Ant-Man, the character Hank Pym, a scientist who has invented a suit that can shrink a person down to the size of an insect, remarks that ants can perform amazing feats, but they need a leader to tell them what to do. Pym wears a small device behind his ear that allows him to instruct the ants to act as a phalanx of attackers that helps the ant-sized human hero defeat an evil mastermind.