Edgar Wright On Why No Ultron In “Ant-Man”

Ahead of the release of “The World’s End” in the U.S. this week (and his best film yet), filmmaker Edgar Wright spoke with The Huffington Post and explained that “The Avengers” sequel villain Ultron was never part of his plan for the upcoming “Ant-Man” film.

In the comics, Ultron was created by Hank Pym who becomes Ant-Man. As the “Ant-Man” film won’t be out until AFTER “Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits screens, many wondered what sort of continuity change is in store here.

According to Wright, the “Ant-Man” film will be entirely about Pym and not his creation:

“It was never in my script. Because even just to sort of set up what Ant-Man does is enough for one movie. it’s why I think ‘Iron Man’ is extremely successful because it keeps it really simple. You have one sort of – the villain comes from the hero’s technology. it’s simple.

So I think why that film really works and why, sometimes, superhero films fail – or they have mixed results – because they have to set up a hero and a villain at the same time. And that’s really tough. And sometimes it’s unbalanced.”