Hank Pym WILL Be In ANT-MAN Confirms Director Edgar Wright

The Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon has confirmed that Hank Pym won't play a role in the creation of the titular villain in the highly anticipated sequel, but now Edgar Wright confirms that the character will indeed make an appearance in Ant-Man. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/23/2013

Following the news that Joss Whedon has decided to not have Hank Pym be Ultron's creator in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, io9 reached out to Ant-Man director Edgar Wright to find out whether or not that means the character won't be appearing in that movie either. "Just now, we were interviewing Edgar Wright about his new film The World's End, and he told us that we will, indeed, meet Hank Pym in Wright's Ant-Man movie." Various comments made in the past have led many to conclude that Ant-Man will feature Pym in flashbacks and a new hero - perhaps Scott Lang or Eric O'Grady - inheriting the mantle. What that means for The Wasp is unclear, but those fans upset at the news that Pym is being excluded from The Avengers: Age of Ultron can at least now breath a sigh of relief with this confirmation that the character is still heading to the big screen. What form that will be in remains to be seen! What do you guys think?
Source: io9
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maryboo - 7/23/2013, 12:30 PM
What's the point if they're not even gonna include him in his most important character arc?
DioFoRio - 7/23/2013, 12:31 PM
As long as they keep the fact that he invented The Fortress of solitude I'm okay with it.
TTT0809 - 7/23/2013, 12:36 PM
Was this really such a big surprise?


Rogers - 7/23/2013, 12:36 PM
GTFO, O'Grady!
Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 7/23/2013, 12:39 PM
@LEVI

I dunno

Maybe it'll be Wally West or Jay Garrick
PrinceOfCrime - 7/23/2013, 12:39 PM
no shit
scmittydude - 7/23/2013, 12:42 PM
i'm confused... isn't that like saying "a new daredevil film is being made but daredevil instead of being matt murdock will be a guy named phil"?
ekrolo2 - 7/23/2013, 12:42 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79

They can cross promote Ant-Man all they want, that movie will still get curb stomped at the box office if it doesn't get delayed and far the [frick] away from Skyfall 2. Seriously whens the announcement of the delay gonna hit?
Optimus83 - 7/23/2013, 12:44 PM
Cool. ...Hank Pym
Nubase - 7/23/2013, 12:45 PM
@batz11

it won't be simon pegg, he is a self confessed DC fan and proud of it.

It was in an interview in a magazine called shortlist, i was very surprised at it l must say.

But who knows, he may just do it
ParisSun - 7/23/2013, 12:45 PM
But will he be the star? They could go with Scott Lang.

@Levi, they definitely could go with Wally West. Just a Green Lantern should have gone with John Stewart. None of this stuff is a definite.
Battabing - 7/23/2013, 12:45 PM
But he didn't create Ultron?

GTFO! Tired of this being the RDJ show.
Deadpoolwithcomicsans - 7/23/2013, 12:46 PM
@LEVI

Maybe It'll be Dick Grayson or Terry McGinnis

...

NAH WHO AM I KIDDING, YOU WIN LEVI!
NBAfanaddict - 7/23/2013, 12:46 PM
I would like to see Pym in present day. Not so hot on this flashbacks to Pym, and have Lang be in present day.
Minato - 7/23/2013, 12:46 PM
Hank Pym will be IN Antman they didnt say Hank Pym will be Antman.
Gamera623 - 7/23/2013, 12:47 PM
I dont care if Pym is in it if he isnt part of the Ultron story arc.
If he isnt the man who created Ultron and feels regret and goes nuts whats the point? Just use Scott Lang.
Pheezmatic - 7/23/2013, 12:48 PM
are we really comparing the significance to brucewayne/batman and clark kent/superman to hank pym/antman? fail
80sFace - 7/23/2013, 12:49 PM
Would love if Pym was invented Ultron, but here's what I think...

* Pym invents a way to shrink himself AND invents a robot who becomes Ultron? Too much. Stick with one thing. And that thing will be shrinking.
* I bet one thing Marvel did to lure RDJ back was tell him Stark invents a robot that becomes evil and he has to stop him. THAT is a great hero's arc. Tony's the genius inventor of mechanical things. Makes sense.
nld3 - 7/23/2013, 12:49 PM
Edgar Wright has held Hank Pym hostage all these years because he can't get his Ant-Man movie together. Otherwise we would have Hank Pym in Avengers 2! Marvel is holding back using Pym just for Wright!
jcfrommars9 - 7/23/2013, 12:50 PM
@ekrolo2

Marvel's clearly not going to scramble in spite of what we think.
SuperiorMrGod - 7/23/2013, 12:51 PM
@ParisSun

Shut the [frick] up you DCAU douche
jcfrommars9 - 7/23/2013, 12:52 PM
"Hank Pym WILL Be In ANT-MAN"

Good to know.
Omarvls - 7/23/2013, 12:52 PM
It's funny how some don't seem to know that Marvel's misdirects a lot

How can you have Age of Ultron with out Hank Pym but have Hank Pym have his own movie 5 month later?

Marvel ALWAYS HAS A PLAN
SuperiorMrGod - 7/23/2013, 12:53 PM
Levi was joking , you guys need to calm down.
BlindJustice - 7/23/2013, 12:53 PM
I never read the rumors about it being anyone BUT Hank Pym, so the title of this article made me laugh. I figured it was someone being a smart ass after Joss announced that Hank wouldn't be in A2.
Ocelot - 7/23/2013, 12:53 PM
Of course he was going to be in it(Ant-Man), this was never in doubt. Lang will however still be the main the character.
Bread - 7/23/2013, 12:54 PM
I think that Stark probably has one armor left, just in case shit hits the fan and he needs to suit up. That armor will probably be the ultimate armor, and he'll use it at the end of the movie to fight Ultron.
asavagevandal - 7/23/2013, 12:54 PM
@levi

I laughed.
ekrolo2 - 7/23/2013, 12:54 PM
@jcfrommars9

Marvel then want it to flop, its an unproven superhero movie called Ant-Man and it only has its tie into Avengers going for it (Wright is not a big enough director to make people go bananas) and its going up against the sequel to the most critically and publicly loved Bond film in a long time and the first Bond film to cross a billion world wide. Skyfall 2 is gonna have like Avengers or TDK levels of hype and Ant-Man cant compete with it solely by promoting its connection to Avengers, it just cant.
Mike89 - 7/23/2013, 12:57 PM
you dont say photo: you dont say nc.png
ScRipt69 - 7/23/2013, 12:57 PM
Its no doubt Whedon and Edgar will do stellar jobs and Whedon could explain till the cows come home in a perfect manner how Ultron is created, BUT it is a shame they feel they have to do this, whats wrong with cannon! and wasp is pathetic keep her away.
TayDee - 7/23/2013, 12:59 PM
To Steal An Ant Man is what this film should base its inspiration from.
Wingding - 7/23/2013, 12:59 PM
@Levi

Bravo, sir
jcfrommars9 - 7/23/2013, 1:01 PM
@ekrolo2

I'm not saying they won't change the date, they're just not going to do it in a panic or at the very least for the time being. The release date is well over two years from now.
KingRainbow - 7/23/2013, 1:02 PM
Hank Pym will be in Ant Man? Sweet!
I hope Bruce Wayne will be in Batman too.
Mike89 - 7/23/2013, 1:05 PM
I Logan Wolverine? 0_0
DOes this mean Dick Grayson is Nightwing too. awesome!
knocturnalzen10 - 7/23/2013, 1:06 PM
will hank hit janet?....................
Mike89 - 7/23/2013, 1:08 PM
Breaking News! Matt Murdock will be Daredevil!

Sweet!
wcwpoet - 7/23/2013, 1:08 PM
I'm thinking it's going to be Scott Lang don't get your hopes up Hank Pym fans. I just want Black Panther!
mdwilliamson24 - 7/23/2013, 1:10 PM
The absolute simplest way for Whedon to clear up the Ultron origin and please fans at the same time...have Stark simply refer that while trying to upgrade the A.I. for Jarvis, he elected to turn it over to fellow Scientist Hank Pym to modify and "upgrade" the software at the beginning of the film. No actor would have to be filmed in Pyms place, but then we, the audience, know he was involved with Ultrons programming at least. Have Stark build the chassis. Then in Wrights solo movie, Pym can discover the particles and start shrinking himself, etc, etc. with mentions of his work on Ultron.
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