No Ant-Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron

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After the big reveal that the Avengers sequel would be called Age of Ultron, a lot of people started speculating about how Ant-Man (Hank Pym) might appear in the film, because he was the creator of Ultron in the comic books. But Joss Whedon says that they will be going a different way on that story point:

Well, because there was a book called Age of Ultron quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron.

In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.

We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn’t there in the other one.

Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics, particularly Ultron.

Taking what they want from the comics and disregarding the rest is hardly new, so that sounds like business as usual. In the same interview, Joss also revealed that the sequel will be more “global” and Hawkeye will have a bigger role. You can watch that interview here:

The Avenger: Age of Ultron will be released May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man will finally get his day on November 6, 2015. So who do you think will be Ultron’s creator (*cough* Tony *cough*)? And what do you think about Hawkeye getting a chance to shine this time around? Let us know in the comments below!

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