Joss Whedon tells us why Ant-Man won’t be in the next Avengers


For a lot of us comic book geeks, we know how important it is to follow the base storyline of our favorite superheroes. However in the case of Ant-Man, things have changed slightly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already know that Ultron is coming in the next movie, but in the comics Ultron was created by Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. Joss Whedon caught a lot of flak for changing Ultron’s origin, but he has a great explanation as to why his changes make sense.

“Of all the heat I’ve ever taken, not having Hank Pym was one of the bigger things, the fact of the matter was, Edgar had him first and by virtue of what Edgar was doing, there was no way for me to use him in this.”

“Ultron needs to be the brainchild of the Avengers, and in the world of the Avengers and the MCU, Tony Stark is that guy … It didn’t make sense to introduce a third scientist, a third sciencetician, to do that. It was hard for me, because I grew up on the comics, to dump that, but at the end of the day, it’s a more interesting relationship between Tony and Ultron if Tony was once like, ‘You know what would be a really great idea?’ They’re doing what they always do — which is jump in headfirst, and then go, ‘Sorry, world!’ But you have to make it their responsibility without just making it their fault.”

Joss Whedon directed the first Avengers and took the world by storm. He had to work with a group of superheroes that had their own movies, and then balance their screen time, along with making their stories relevant to the main plot of the movie. If Joss can do all this then make minor changes to a character’s origin in a sequel, I think I’m going keep my faith in Mr. Whedon.

Ant-Man comes out later this year, while Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May. If you’re still complaining about Ultron’s origins, I say keep an open mind, and trust in Marvel. They made everyone fall in love with a dancing tree and a talking raccoon. If that doesn’t change your mind, I don’t know what will. 😉


Source: Empire

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