Since Comic-Con, we know that the Avengers will face their most dangerous enemy in 2015. At the beginning 2015 summer lineup, moviegoers will be introduced to Ultron in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. When the film was announced, many fans were ecstatic; but one concern came up: what would this mean for Ant-Man?
As comic book fans know, Dr.Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man, was the creator of Ultron in the comics. However, according to Joss Whedon himself, Pym would not be in the film. The character will make his cinematic debut in November of that year. This update had some questioning the direction of the villain. However, for those of you who still doubt the descision , perhaps Ant-Man's director will shed some light.
Today, director Edgar Wright cleared the air in an interview with The Huffington Post as he discussed the Ultron dilemma.
""It was never in my script,"...Because even just to sort of set up what Ant-Man does is enough for one movie. It's why I think "Iron Man" is extremely successful because it keeps it really simple. You have one sort of -- the villain comes from the hero's technology. It's simple. So I think why that film really works and why, sometimes, superhero films fail -- or they have mixed results -- because they have to set up a hero and a villain at the same time. And that's really tough. And sometimes it's unbalanced."
Wright brings up a valid point. As accurate as fans may want Ant-Man to be, the fact remains is that Ultron is a villain too big for just Ant-Man alone. Whedon commented that the reason that he chose Ultron was because he was the primary villain for The Avengers. It would be weird to see Ultron as just a Ant-Man villain; accurate as it may seem.
If anything, there is still a chance that Pym will get referenced in Age of Ultron. However, for those still scratching their heads, all you can do is wait to see what the Whedon does with the character.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1,2015; and Ant-Man makes it way to the silver screen November 6,2015.