Ant-Man Villain: “Someone Close to Hank Pym”, But No Ultron

untitled Edgar Wright says Ant-Man’s nemesis will share Hank Pym’s origins in Marvel Phase 3

In an interview on the much-anticipated Ant-Man movie, director Edgar Wright responded to comment that Joss Whedon has deprived Hank Pym of his best known villain by taking the robot Ultron for Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

“It was never in my script,” Wright confirmed 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.”

Ant-Man‘s upcoming plot line is difficult to predict as he has no pivotal arch-enemy with a similar or intertwined origin. With AIM agents introduced in Iron Man 3 and rumours of a Radioactive Man teaser, there’s a chance they could be fed into Hank Pym’s solo adventure.

Wright added, “I think there’s something in that it’s a lesser known character, there’s hopefully more license. For the one percent of people who are like, ‘Wait, Hank Pym would never do that!’ there’s 99 percent going, ‘Who’s Hank Pym?’

“So, to me, the source material is great but it also frees you up to be like: I’m going to make a movie. The movie is not going to represent 50 years of Marvel comics because that’s impossible. But I’m going to make a 100 minute movie – or 110 minutes!”

Source: Huffington Post
Reporter: SilverFox

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