Whedon says Avengers: Age of Ultron Will Not Include Hank Pym (Ant-Man)

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Whedon has some big things in store for Avengers: Age of Ultron. The biggest thing? No Hank Pym (Ant-Man) the creator of Ultron.

How can a movie about the homicidal A.I. Ultron, created by Hank Pym not involve his original creator? Well Joss had some things to say:

“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.”

Compelling points of course, but if not Pym then who? Well Tony Stark or Bruce Banner are both geniuses, so technically either one of them could be responsible for the creation of Ultron. My money is on Tony Stark, as he already has his own A.I. in the films, Jarvis.

Talking more about the movie and the sheer scope of it all, Whedon dropped that Hawkeye will have an increased role in the film:

“It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.”

More character information about a beloved comic book character like Hawkeye is always a good thing.

Whedon did take the time to alleviate a growing concern since the title announcement, a Marvel Comic event called Age of Ultron recently took place, and Whedon wanted to set the record straight:

“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.”

Wow, so that’s everything we know so far. How do you feel about these announcements?

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