With the surprise announcement that the sequel to the Avengers movie was called Avengers: Age of Ultron, it got a lot of people wondering what role Hank Pym would have in the film. Joss Whedon couldn’t hold back and let a big spoiler drop…

“A lot of people, because we called it Age of Ultron and there was a book called Age of Ultron recently, assumed that was the storyline we were doing which is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron. The other thing is in the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed he was going to be in the mix, but he’s not because 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 way side. Ultron was their chief villain when I read the book. He has been THE Avengers villain for so long, I was amazed anybody was surprised it was going to be him in a movie. But we’re sort of crafting our own version of it, where his origin comes more from The Avengers that we already know about it.”

Wow. So I really don’t know what to think about the movie now. I like the idea that the Avengers will be taking on Ultron, but knowing that Henry Pym had a MAJOR role in creating the robot, it seems odd. Of course, with everyone still being hush-hush on the Ant Man movie, it makes sense that Avengers: Age of Ultron wouldn’t be saying anything about Pym… yet.

via Superhero Hype

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9 Comments

  1. Bernard
    July 22, 2013 at 10:23 am — Reply

    Isn’t this like “It’s not Khan” statement

    • Kirby
      July 22, 2013 at 10:35 am — Reply

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

    • July 22, 2013 at 10:43 am — Reply

      Yes. Yes it is. I don’t trust H’wood anymore.

    • Arbor Day
      July 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm — Reply

      I still ascribe to the theory that Khan is a title, and the Khan from Into Darkness is a different one than the Khan from the original series.

  2. July 22, 2013 at 10:48 am — Reply

    The Jarvis AI from the Iron Man movies will become Ultron. I’ve thought this since the first IM movie.

  3. July 22, 2013 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Ultron? Not Thanos? :(

  4. Ricco
    July 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    1st time I saw Ultron, I thought “well crap, Tony messed up bad!” then was surprised this guy who is more of a physicist then an engineer created a perfectly working android with a functional AI…

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