Edgar Wright Says Ant-Man Won't Fit With The Avengers

Soon to be director Edgar Wright talks with 'Cinema Blend on the status of Ant-Man including that it would be an origin film, not being able to fit in Marvel's upcoming Avengers movie.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/27/2010

The lack of Ant-Man had been announced by director Joss Whedon a few hours before the San Diego Comic-Con Panel that assembled The Avengers cast on stage. And apparently Edgar Wright's script for Ant-Man's solo film may explain why the mini Avenger won't make it The Avengers debut, though he was key component to team in the comics. . Speaking with Cinema Blend, Wright says....

"I talked to Kevin Feige about that a while back where we just discussed about whether he would be in The Avengers. The thingis, the script that I’ve written, you know, whether it’s next or not I don’t know, the chronology of it or the way it works wouldn’t really fit in with what they do. And my film is very much an introduction to that character, and so it wasn’t something where it felt right to introduce him in that film. Maybe if I do the solo Ant-Man film and maybe there’s a later Avengers then they could draft him in later. But it didn’t work with the kind of the angle that we were going to do with the origin that I’d written."



DCMF - The way I see it is, there is no way Marvel Studios will produce a solo film for Ant-Man, without him being apart of the Cinematic Universe. So despite what Wright says, Marvel can easily weave the current Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man's even if the script doesn't say so. Only if it isn't too out of place of course. But if he really doesn't make in the Avengers live-action debut, you can guarantee he'll make it in the sequel.
Source: Cinema Blend
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DDD - 7/27/2010, 6:07 PM
Man, they are just Frakking up Hank Pym horribly at
Marvel!

WTF??????
Ironbat95 - 7/27/2010, 6:09 PM
Its Edgars Wrights fault guys not Marvels. They signed him to do an Ant Man movie and he has been writing the script for years and decided to direct Scott Pilgrim instead
P862010 - 7/27/2010, 6:09 PM
wife beaters get what they deserve
Dynamo - 7/27/2010, 6:09 PM
He'll probably be in the sequel..
Ironbat95 - 7/27/2010, 6:11 PM
Its Edgars Wrights fault guys not Marvels. They signed him to do an Ant Man movie and he has been writing the script for years and decided to direct Scott Pilgrim instead
StuckInPanels - 7/27/2010, 6:18 PM
That and as I mentioned this is a huge roster already..we can't have the first big mash-up be a total mess-up. Start out with a core set then expand
HULK2099 - 7/27/2010, 6:22 PM
Iron Man was an origin, and they still had fury ask him about the avengers
80sFace - 7/27/2010, 6:28 PM
It's hard to get a cast that big together, let alone share screen time and have meaningful arcs for as many characters as they have. They had 7 pretty big time actors on stage at SDCC that are going to be in The Avengers. That's $#@! amazing and we should feel lucky that Marvel's got it right instead of bitching about Ant Man and The Wasp.

I say smoke a joint, rub one out and relax.
Creature - 7/27/2010, 6:28 PM
Avenger's cast is overdone as it is. Probably several rewrites have been done. We don't need Pym and Wasp, we already have Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Cap -- the only completely necessary figures. But, we have added Nick Fury and SHIELD, with many other heroes to tie it together.
TANKGIRL - 7/27/2010, 6:34 PM
i want him in first movie

drop the black widow and hawk eye

DrLecter - 7/27/2010, 6:35 PM
Ah so that guys to blame. Thanks a heap, Wright.

Dynamo - 7/27/2010, 6:38 PM
@ Tankgirl Don't be mean now ;) :P
MikeHawk - 7/27/2010, 6:39 PM
Tankgirl thats not fair lol theres hot pics! not ugly ones :(
jazzman - 7/27/2010, 6:40 PM
@HULK2099

yeah but Iron Man was the first movie he mean it wont make sense to just put Ant-Man in the Avengers before we have a origin. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Cap all going to have a origin story before joining the Avengers
TANKGIRL - 7/27/2010, 6:41 PM
Dynamo i am not trying to be mean

MikeHawk there is ugly pic every where in net
Upupandaway - 7/27/2010, 6:42 PM
@Tankgirl- What's up with the picture or should I ask?

Although I would have liked for Pym to be in the Avengers, At least we're hopefully getting a more full-fledged overall better version of the character on film. Better not at all than sucky I guess. Gotta be optimistic. Life's too short.
xBlaze96x - 7/27/2010, 6:48 PM
how could there be a avengers movie without black widow and hawkeye i mean come on?
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Dynamo - 7/27/2010, 6:50 PM
@Tankgirl I know I was kidding.
I actually find it funny how people get deffensive over a bad picture of Scarlett but then they laugh when they post a bad picture of Kirsten Dunst.

In any case, I'm not even sure I wanna see Ant-Man if he's not played by Nathan Fillion. Seriously that guy IS Hank Pym.
OverCross - 7/27/2010, 6:50 PM
"Hank, you won't be played by Nathan Fillion or be in the Avengers"

secretasianboy - 7/27/2010, 6:52 PM
the avengers just have to many characters...maybe in a sequel
InTylerWeTrust - 7/27/2010, 6:53 PM
So this pretty much confirms that Ant Man won't be in Avengers. I really don't care that much anymore, if they feel that excluding him from the Avengers so that they can properly set him up in his solo film is the right way to go, then so be it.
Dynamo - 7/27/2010, 6:54 PM
@Username What he said was that the film he wrote doesn't fit into the Avengers as they're making it now. As in at the time of the Avengers Hank Pym hadn't become Ant-Man.

CaptainOtter - 7/27/2010, 6:55 PM
As much as I love the idea of Nathan Fillion as Ant Man, I'm cool with this. The cast for the Avengers is big enough as it is, and if Edgar Wright has a script he likes that doesn't fit with the Avengers, that seems like best case scenario. I would rather take the best Ant Man story possible over a muddled inclusion in the Avengers.

Still, I would like a very minor Hank Pym appearance if possible in the Avengers. As a SHIELD scientist maybe, with very limited screen time. Only if it fits the story though.
xBlaze96x - 7/27/2010, 6:55 PM
Jesus H. Christ, Just Make Him A Scientist For Shield and Have Him Create the thingy he uses to shrink and BAM! there you go
TheSuperSoldier - 7/27/2010, 6:58 PM
I'm not to worried about Ant-Man. I just want Hank and Jan.
DogsOfWar - 7/27/2010, 7:00 PM
(Sigh) Every article posted about this says the same thing. Ant-Man is not in the Avengers. OK, he was never going to be. Ant-Man movie will be Scott Lang. Hank & Janet will appear in Avengers movie timeline. Things are still being changed around. They may or may not make it into first movie and their alter egos are "undefined", shall we say, at this point.
BIGBMH - 7/27/2010, 7:03 PM
I really think they could somehow include Hank in the Avengers.
Joker08 - 7/27/2010, 7:07 PM
I just think we need to be patient - we'll get him soon :) We're already getting an awesome line-up, this has been a great week. Especially if they fit Cheadle in. I'm not gonna complain :) We'll see him next time - I think it's better that they do save some things for Avengers II anyway.
TheSuperSoldier - 7/27/2010, 7:10 PM
@Intruder- sorry man, Erickz was funny. You have to take it as it is. Did you seriously tell someone you don't know to "stay out of my way" on a message board? It's just... priceless. Thick skin brotha.
manofmidgard - 7/27/2010, 7:12 PM
welllll, ANTman wouldnt fit of course, but GIANTMAN would ya bonehead director man. ya make the antman movie and at the end credits pym is in his lab and says something like "eureka! ive done it!" and u see him start growing and it cuts off. then in the avengers, fury is assembling a team and pym shows up. stark is like "riiight, your the ant-guy right? what could you possibly offer this team?" and pym goes all giant man on em. cap says something like "we need every good man we can get" . fury nods and he's in. of course wasp is along with him. it is kinda dumb to say ant man doesnt fit the avengers, since he's giant man when he's in the avengers, at least in the beginning, and he's one of the founding members for cryin out loud! he fits more than black widow or war machine (which i doubt will be in there) and really for the first movie, more than even cap.
TheSuperSoldier - 7/27/2010, 7:15 PM
@Intruder- sorry man, Erickz was funny. You have to take it as it is. Did you seriously tell someone you don't know to "stay out of my way" on a message board? It's just... priceless. Thick skin brotha.
Hawksblueyes - 7/27/2010, 7:21 PM
Dogs: I'm with you man. It has been reported many times that Wrights Ant Man movie would feature Scott Lang, NOT Hank Pym. So far, every report and statement coming from Whedon, Wright and Fiege states that Ant Man will not appear in The Avengers.

Not a single one of these reports have said one damn thing about either one of the Pyms not being in this or the next Avengers movie. Hank Pym can be in The Avengers as Goliath, Giant Man or my favorite Yellowjacket. Hell, he could be in the movie as just plain old Hank Pym.

With all this news and speculation surrounding the character I find it very unusual that not one single person from Marvel has debunked anything using the name of PYM. That includes Janet.

Now that I think about it, last year when Fiege went down the list of original Avengers, he used the name Giant Man not Ant Man.
superotherside - 7/27/2010, 7:22 PM
i don't mind this avengers is just introducing them... probably... antman can come later...
DrLecter - 7/27/2010, 7:31 PM
lmao @ Blee
CaptainAmerica - 7/27/2010, 7:33 PM
lol I see Intruder is still crying about everything lololololololol whhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! BUT I LIEK TEH ORIGINAL AVENGERS!! I LIEK TEH ORIGINAL XMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!
dellamorte1872 - 7/27/2010, 7:41 PM
CHOOSING BLACK WIDOW (POORLY CAST) AND HAWKEYE INSTEAD OF FOUNDING AVENGERS LIKE THE PYMS? THIS MOVIE IS A TICKING TIME BOMB. EVEN IN THE ULT UNIVERSE THEY'RE PREVALENT AND IMPORTANT, NOT JUST THE 616 UNIVERSE. PLUS RECASTING A CRUCIAL CHARACTER? IF TIH IS TRULY MEANT TO BE IN MARVEL'S FILM CONTINUITY WHY RELEASE A TOP GROSSING FAN FAVORITE ACTOR FOR SOME RANDOM ACTOR, B/C THE HEAD HONCHOS ALL OF A SUDDEN SPECULATE THAT "HES REALLY A SHADOW OF BILL BIXBY". IF THEY FELT THAT STRONGLY ABOUT IT THEN HE COULDA BEEN PICKED FROM THE START. HIS BIT PARTS IN MOVIES WERE TOO TIME CONSUMING? LOL. THIS FILM IS SET-UP TO FAIL. I AINT A MARVEL SHARE HOLDER BUT I'D BE GETTING OUT NOW IF I WAS. THIS HAS A "WATERWORLD" TYPE OF FAILURE WRITTEN ALL OVER ITS HACKNEYED VISAGE. EVEN A "FAN FAVORITE DIRECTOR" WHOSE MOVIES UNDER-PERFORM (AND IS ONLY RELEVANT TO PEOPLE IN "OUR CIRCLE"). I MEAN HIS CLAIM TO FAME IS BUFFY! OTHER THAN AN ENSAMBLE CAST HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE ULTIMATELY. HE HAS 2 FAILED TV SHOWS (DOLLHOUSE, AND FIREFLY. FIREFLY GOT A MOVIE BUT IT BOMBED!) AND 1 SO-SO SHOW (ANGEL). HIS BIG CLAIM TO FAME IS BUFFY AND THATS AFTER REWORKING THE PROPERTY FOR YEARS AFTER A FAILED FILM ATTEMPT. THIS MOVIE WILL MAKE WHAT MONEY IT DOES OUT OF PURE CURIOSITY, NOTHING ELSE. IF WHEDON REALLY RESPECTED AND LOVED THE SOURCE MATERIAL THE PYMS WOULD BE THERE!
CaptainAmerica - 7/27/2010, 7:41 PM
I am a fan, im just not an idiot like you.
CaptainAmerica - 7/27/2010, 7:42 PM
China called, they want their wall back
DCMarvelFreshman - 7/27/2010, 7:43 PM
Where's the love everybody?
DDD - 7/27/2010, 7:47 PM
HAWKS@ You are so RIGHT it's not funny!

Just because Ant-man isn't in AV-1
doesn't mean Hank & Jan ain't! They
can just be married scientists sub-
contracting out to S.H.I.E.L.D.

When HULKY attacks, WHAM, BAM, there's
the Pyms as YJ and Wasp! Or no code
names at all just a giant guy and a
tiny bug-woman. They never gave a code
name to Black Widow.

YJ & Wasp, now that has a damm fine
ring to it!!!! And it really sounds
hip!

I don't know why Wasp sounds so
bad to some people...she's tiny but
she does have a BIG STING!!!!

She could fly up Hulks nose and
buzz around in his head and drive
him nuts till he punches himself in
his stupid head and knocks himself out!
LOL
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