Edgar Wright: We will all meet HANK PYM in ‘ANT-MAN.’ Aiight.
The Avengers 2-Ant-Man-Hank-Pym train continues rumbling through our collective consciousness. Ever since Joss Whedon announced a) Ultron and b) that Hank Pym won’t be creating him in Avengers: Rise of the Ultronics or whatever, people have been wondering how the threads tie together. Here are some…answers?
The other day, Joss Whedon revealed thatAvengers: Age of Ultron won’t feature Ultron’s creator, mad scientist Hank Pym. 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.
This isn’t exactly a huge bombshell — we’d sort of assumed that Pym would turn up in Ant-Man. But given that Wright has described Ant-Man as a film about a “badass secret agent” in the past, it seems reasonable to imagine the film’s main character will be Scott Lang, the reformed criminal who inherits the Ant-Man headgear and identity. You could theoretically do an Ant-Man movie in which Scott Lang gets the Ant-Man gear from Stark International, where he actually worked at one point in the comics. Or just have him find it in a storage locker on the SHIELD helicarrier, the way Eric O’Grady did.
So there you have it — Hank Pym not in Avengers 2, but in Ant-Man, which comes out later the same year.