Edgar Wright Explains Why He’s Leaving Ultron out of ANT-MAN

     August 20, 2013

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There was a bit of unnecessary confusion at Comic-Con when it was announced that The Avengers sequel would be The Avengers: Age of Ultron even though in the comics, Ultron was created by Hank Pym, a character who wouldn’t be appearing until the following Marvel movie, Ant-Man.  Some folks wondered how they would handle this comic lore even though Marvel Studios had already established on numerous occasions that they’re not taking the comics as holy writ.  If you’re still expecting to see Ultron enter Pym’s story, Ant-Man director Edgar Wright says you should kill that expectation right now.  Ant-Man will be about Pym, not his robotic creation.

Hit the jump for more.  Ant-Man is due out November 6, 2015.

Speaking to Huffington Post, Wright explained that Ultron was never part of his plan for Ant-Man:

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.

I’m sure fanboys will have their own ideas about how Ant-Man could have brought in Ultron, but that’s beside the point.  If you like Wright and you like Joss Whedon, then you should give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to how they’ll handle these characters.

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