SDCC ’13: Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Reveals There Will Be No Hank Pym
Joss Whedon blew fan’s minds when he stepped on stage last night during Marvel’s Comic-Con panel to reveal that the title to The Avengers 2 would be called Avengers: Age of Ultron. He might make those same fans a little cross with his more recent comments. In an interview that streamed on Marvel’s live blog, Whedon talked a little about the movie and how he would be bringing Ultron into the mix.
Comic fans know that Hank Pym is the creator of the Ultron intelligence. We know that Ant-Man will have a movie shortly after Avengers 2, and after the Whedon’s announcement last night many were hoping that Pym may appear in Avengers before getting his own solo film. Whedon says that’s not going to happen. He also confirmed that the story is in no way, shape, or form related the the critically panned comic book arc of the same name. The transcriptions comes from CBM courtesy of Newsarama:
Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron’ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. 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 wayside.
We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn’t there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.
He also went on to talk about the scope of the film and one of the elements of the script he’s having a lot of fun writing at the moment:
It’s very much a global Avengers film. A lot of the movie has to do with their place not just in America, but the world. Part of the fun for me, definitely this time around, is writing Hawkeye. He did get possessed pretty early by a bad guy and had to walk around all scowly for most of the movie so now it’s nice to actually have the character there and see him interact with the other guys.
The Pym news might shock a lot of fans. an Ant-Man film is coming up before long, but it looks like he won’t have any connection to Ultorn. We don’t even know if Edgar Wright is working with the Pym Ant-Man, so Pym might not even be showing up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would seem that Tony Stark would be the logical choice for Ultron’s creator. He did have semi-sentient suits of armors in Iron Man 3. I mean it wouldn’t be that hard to have Jarvis go crazy. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Whedon touched a little more on where the script is at and what female heroes he loves and the problem with adapting Captain Marvel. You can watch that below. What do you think of the Pym news?
Source : Newsarama and Digital Spy