|For the patient at Saint Teresa Center for Mental Health, see Luis|
Luis is the best friend and former cellmate of Scott Lang, who assisted Lang after he became Ant-Man. By 2018, Luis and his colleagues dropped their criminal careers and started a company called X-Con Security Consultants, allowing them to have a job despite their criminal records. During that time, Luis assisted Ant-Man and the Wasp into defending Hank Pym's mobile laboratory from Ghost.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Criminal Arrest
- 1.2 Reunion with Scott Lang
- 1.3 Hiding the Ant-Man Suit
- 1.4 X-Con Security Consultants
- 1.5 Lang's Playdate with Cassie
- 1.6 Assisting Scott Lang
- 1.7 Business Deals
- 2 Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Behind the Scenes
- 6 References
- 7 External Links
Luis was arrested for stealing two Smoothie machines and was sentenced to San Quentin State Prison. There he was made the cellmate of Scott Lang, who became his close friend. Luis was released from prison in 2014. As a goodbye ritual, an inmate named Peachy fought him; Luis became the only one to knock Peachy out.
Reunion with Scott Lang
By 2015, Luis' girlfriend broke up with him, his mother died, and his father was deported; though he did keep his van. Later, a friend of Luis and his former cellmate, Scott Lang, was released from San Quentin State Prison. He decided to let Lang in on a heist he was planning with Dave and Kurt. From multiple sources, Luis had found out that a large safe was in the basement of an old man who would be gone for a week. Initially, Lang decided against it, but after getting fired from Baskin-Robbins and the circumstances gave - considering the tension between him and his family, he agreed to do the job.
Robbing Hank Pym
With Scott Lang having been fired from a job at Baskin-Robbins, he reluctantly agreed to assist the team in the heist. They had a meeting where they discussed the details of the plan to rob Hank Pym's home as Luis had received important information about the layout of the house, including the safe which potentially housed millions of dollars.
The heist went underway and Luis sat in the van with Dave and Kurt while Scott Lang broke into the Pym Residence and looked for the safe. Lang continued to update the team as he found and destroyed the safe, only to find what appeared to be a strange Motorcycle Suit inside, realizing that the plan was a failure, Luis apologized and told Lang to return to the van. Disappointed, Lang made it back to the van with the suit and Dave drove them back to Luis' apartment.
Luis entered the apartment of Scott Lang as he was dressing for the first time in the Ant-Man Suit in the bathroom. Lang, standing in the bathtub to see himself better in the mirror, shrank by experimenting with the buttons that he found. Luis entered the bathroom and, not seeing his shrunken friend, turned on the faucet to the tub.
Recruited by Hank Pym
A few days after their initial heist, Luis, Dave and Kurt were invited back to the Pym Residence for coffee. There they learned that Scott Lang had been working with Hank Pym and his daughter Hope van Dyne with the intention of breaking into Pym Technologies and stealing the weaponized Yellowjacket Suit from the insane CEO Darren Cross. Pym discussed their professionalism and chances of succeeding in their mission. Van Dyne questioned Luis' professionalism considering his previous arrest was due to stealing two smoothie machines.
Shortly after their coffee, Lang stepped back into the room wearing the Ant-Man Suit they had once stolen. Everyone was initially impressed by the look of the suit, only to be subsequently puzzled when Lang demonstrated the suit's shrinking abilities. Luis soon panicked when Lang climbed onto his shoulder. The night before the heist, Luis and the rest of the team got together to finalize the details of the plan, which would have Luis posing as a security guard at Pym Technologies, although Pym continued to question the likelihood of them succeeding.
- "That's what I'm talking about! That's what I'd call a... an unfortunate casualty, in a very serious operation."
During the heist, Luis disguised himself as a security guard and knocked out the head of security to turn on the water to allow Lang's access. When a fight erupted between Lang, security, and HYDRA agents, Luis assisted Lang by knocking out some guards and then escaped with Dave and Kurt. However, he did get the incapacitated head of security out of the building before he left, sparing him from the building's explosion.
They drove to Maggie Lang's house intending to help Lang, only to find it surrounded by the police. Worried they would be arrested, they slowly drove away from the house and the concurrent duel happening there.
Months later, Luis went to an art gallery with Ignacio and word would spread that Sam Wilson was looking for Lang. Luis called Scott Lang and asked to meet with him. Despite Lang asking him to only give the details, Luis went through his long explanations as usual. While Lang seemed to be confused, he finally learned from Luis that Wilson was looking for him.
Hiding the Ant-Man Suit
X-Con Security Consultants
Lang's Playdate with Cassie
Three days before Scott Lang's parole, he had his daughter over for a play-date. While Lang and Cassie were playing in a cardboard maze in her room, Luis was reviewing the security layout for Karapetyan's building on his laptop when Lang signaled him to operate the makeshift ant, Anton, in the maze, before returning to work. He then interrupted their treasure game to point out to Lang the multitude of security cameras in Karapetyan's buildings and expressed concern about losing Karapetyan as X-Con's client if they would overquote him.
Shortly after Lang and Cassie rode the makeshift slide from her room to the backyard, Luis poked his head out the window to inform Lang that he was headed to X-Con Security Consultants Office. He further apologized for his earlier distress, but insisted he had already calmed himself.
Assisting Scott Lang
The next morning, Luis woke up to find a giant ant wearing Scott Lang's ankle monitor and assumed the giant insect was Lang. Later, Luis was approached by Lang, Hank Pym, Hope van Dyne and Lang who needed a hideout after Ghost stole the Mobile Laboratory. Luis hid them at the X-Con Security Consultants office, saying that there were rumors about someone who could phase through walls, which they saw at the restaurant. He then asked Pym if he placed a LoJack in the lab, which he confirmed but sadly the thief had disabled it. Pym and van Dyne then discuss finding a way to track the lab's radiation signature and they reluctantly decide to seek out Bill Foster, whom Pym had a falling out with years ago; Luis commented that Pym tends to frequently drive people away.
Luis later received a call from Lang, instructing him to retrieve the original Ant-Man Suit from the World's Greatest Grandma trophy back at their house, only to find it missing. Lang soon realized his daughter borrowed it for show-and-tell at school; meanwhile, Luis was busy trying to stop the giant ant from eating a nearby plant.
Interrogated by Sonny Burch
At the X-Con Security Consultants office, Luis called Lang telling him that the FBI would be at his home in the morning to check around the house. Lang told him to go to his house, but before he could leave, he was confronted by Sonny Burch and his men. Burch tied up Luis, Dave, and Kurt and asked them where was Lang, which Luis wouldn't tell him. This caused Burch to use "truth serum" into Luis so that he could coerce the information out of him.
Luis told Burch how he and Lang met and about Lang and van Dyne's relationship. However, Luis finally revealed that they are hidden in the forest. In the process, he revealed to Kurt and Dave that their business is in debt and is at the brink of being shut down. All of a sudden, Ghost appeared, spooking both X-Con and Burch and his men. Luis, Kurt, and Dave were then released by Burch and left to go warn Lang.
Luis then pulled up in his van to assist Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym. After Pym went inside the Mobile Laboratory, Luis came inside van Dyne's van and complimented her on her Wasp suit. Van Dyne then handed the shrunken lab over to him as they waited for Pym's call. Van Dyne then had to leave their post after she noticed Sonny Burch approach in front of them with his men.
This caused van Dyne to use the van's shrinking controls to shrink the van down, causing Luis to get freaked out and afraid that he would die as they maneuvered past Burch's fleet of cars. After leading his men to Lombard Street, she was able to take out the remainder.
Lang then rejoined Luis and van Dyne inside the van, but van Dyne had to leave after more of Burch's men appeared on motorbikes, so Lang took the driver's seat. Van Dyne grabbed Luis' Hello Kitty Pez dispenser that had been given to him by Lang's daughter, and used the dispenser to defeat the last two men. Ghost then phased inside the van, kicked van Dyne out, and stole the lab from Luis. As van Dyne quickly engaged in a fight with Ghost, Lang crashed the van, and left Luis in order to help van Dyne.
As Luis waited in the van, he noticed that the remote used to grow the lab was still with him. Van Dyne told him to bring them the remote as they were running out of time and to use the Hot Wheels Car Collection to get to them. Luis then grabbed a car from the collection and grew it just as Burch approached the van to retrieve the remote. Luis then made his way to the rendezvous point, but was chased by Burch's men, who he was able to defeat using the car's shrinking abilities. Lang and van Dyne then went to help Luis, with van Dyne taking out the men and Lang going for the lab.
Luis and van Dyne arrived at the docks, where they noticed that Lang was losing consciousness for being too big. As van Dyne left to save Lang, Luis ran over to retrieve the Mobile Laboratory but Ghost appeared and stole the remote from him. To Luis' shock, Ghost then enlarged the lab and ran inside.
Luis was then approached by Burch who was about to kill him when Kurt and Dave arrived and used their tasers to knock out Burch's men as Luis knocked out Burch. They then used Uzman's Truth Serum on the three as the cops arrived to take them away, causing them to reveal the crimes they have committed.
Luis then rushed into the Mobile Laboratory to warn Lang, van Dyne, Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne, Bill Foster, and Ava Starr that the police were on their way. To ensure that they could escape anonymously, Lang left his Ant-Man Suit at giant size propped up against a building to distract the FBI so that they could shrink the Mobile Laboratory. Once van Dyne recovered the suit, Luis drove Lang, van Dyne, Pym, and Janet away in his van.
After Luis, Kurt, and Dave helped the San Francisco Police Department apprehend Burch and his men, X-Con Security Consultants began receiving public attention. Soon, Luis received a business offer from Mr. Karapetyan to his, Dave, Kurt, and Scott Lang's excitement.
Luis seems to be loyal towards all his friends which includes Dave, Kurt and Scott Lang. He also likes to support his friends, like when he supported Scott Lang to rob into Hank Pym's house, even feeling sorry for him when he failed. He is also shown to be a disobedient man such as when he was told not to whistle in Pym Technologies Headquarters, but he whistled as if nobody told him not to do it.
Despite his somewhat bumbling nature, Luis will on occasion casually mention an interest in traditionally "sophisticated" parts of society. He enjoys Belgian Waffles, claims to have attended a wine-tasting with his cousin Ernesto, and mentions that he is a "Neo-Cubism kind of guy" while discussing to Scott about how he attended an art exhibit with his other cousin Ignacio. He has a bad case of "diarrhea of the mouth", often going into long-winded explanations and forgetting to simplify to only the important facts. This is often played to humorous effect, as often his stories are presented in full live-action with Luis' voice superimposed over the characters involved.
- Theft: Luis was able to steal two smoothie machines, though he got arrested due to this.
- Combatant: Luis has a lot of strength in his fist, he easily knocked out many security guards and Sonny Burch with a single punch. According to himself, he also managed to perform the same feat on Peachy.
- Bilingualism: Luis speaks fluent English along with his native Mexican-dialect Spanish, able to recall exactly what his grandmother said to him at her restaurant.
Behind the Scenes
- Due to the character's popularity, Luis was introduced into the mainstream Marvel Comics universe in the Astonishing Ant-Man comic series.
- Michael Peña based his performance as Luis on his friend Pablo, who is a criminal.
- Eric R Salas, Tony Vella and Marlow Warrington-Mattei were stunt doubles for Michael Peña in the role of Luis.
- Moises Amaya was a stand-in for Michael Peña in the role of Luis.
- Joseph C. Nelson was a photo double for Michael Peña in the role of Luis.