AntMan is not my favorite Marvel character in the world, partly because of his “ability to shrink down to the size of an ant, while retaining all of his human strength,” and, of course, for punching his wife, Janet, aka, WASP, in the face; #YESALLWOMEN. ok, he has other powers, like controlling insects, “the Aquaman of bugs” ‘super’ powers, and more acceptable powers like becoming giant man. the coolest thing Henry Pym, aka ANTMAN ever did, was create ULTRON, one of the coolest villains ever in the Marvel universe. i really, Really can’t choose which Marvel villain i love the most, but i do love ULTRON! and i am soooo excited, ULTRON will be the main plot in Avengers 2, almost as excited as Scarlet Witch being in Avengers 2, and quite possibly in X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, also one of the coolest villains, but again, could never choose one over the other. there is also a strong possibility we will see two Scarlet Witches, one Marvel and one Fox/ X-Men. we saw a glimpse of a young Scarlet Witch in X-Men : Days of Future Past, and we know Scarlet Witch will be in the Avengers 2, played by the other Olsen twin, Elizabeth.
there are so many overlapping plot lines between Marvel characters; this is why we need X-Men & Spider-man/ Fantastic 4 to return to Marvel. i mean, how else are they going to kill ULTRON? ok, it’s been a while, but i remember Wolverine and the Invisible Woman going back in time to stop ULTRON. Avengers 2 can only be better than the first one, so i’ll trust in Joss Wheadon once again, safe bet.
anyway, back to the topic at hand.. “officially” Edgar Wright’s split from Marvel was “amicable.” but on sunday, Wright tweeted a picture of Buster Keaton with “Selfie” attached. his hidden meaning was that Buster Keaton was quoted as saying, “[my contract deal MGM] was the worst mistake of my career.” it really is a shame that Marvel has acted like a dominant corporate conglomerate here; i can only hope it was to preserve the character of ANTMAN and the integrity of Marvel films. we may never know what the real reasons were, but perhaps they were the same for forcing Edward Norton out of Avengers, as Bruce Banner. i mean, did Edgar Wright plan on adding Simon Pegg or Scott Pilgrim to the ANTMAN film? which would have been hilarious, btw. Paul Rudd was a perfect match for Edgar Wright, i hope they get to work together soon. Edgar Wright has already announced his next project, ‘Night Stalker,’ which i am excited about, although it sounds a lot like Penny Dreadful, (i swear, i am working on my review..soon).
Edgar Wright has been apart of the ANTMAN film project for 8 years now and even convinced Marvel to make an ANTMAN movie. Wright actually wrote the heavily “character driven” script as a stand alone film. after a series of Marvel had been released, since 2006, Marvel had Wright re-write the script to include cross-overs, current timelines, hints at future Marvel movies, and of course ULTRON for Avengers 2. i believe this is the reason Wright left. if you have to include so much extras, and the original script was mostly character driven, the final product will most likely be an obvious compromise that fails on both accounts, like X-Men : Last Stand failed to deliver. i hope Wright isn’t permanently banned from Marvel now, he was planning on, and may have already written, an ANTMAN comic series reboot, based on his script. i hope they publish the comic book series, i would love to read Wright’s take on the ANTMAN /Henry Pym character.
i hope the new version of ANTMAN has more Yellow Jacket, the darker hero that ANTMAN evolves into, and less ‘guy who can control bugs.’ i would love to see ULTRON ULTRON ULTRON! not just an end credit glimpse. i hope we get to see ULTRON’s motivations and get to understand his logic, instead of a tired plot of ‘robot that tries to destroy everything.’ AND they have to get the voice right, a combination of original Ceylon Battle Star Galactica and iRobot would make a nice ULTRON voice.
so the details we already know about the film are that Wright’s script is an origin story, where Michael Douglas will play Henry “Hank” Pym, the original ANTMAN and Paul Rudd will play Scott Lang, a thief who steals the ANTMAN suit to pull a heist, but later, decides to use it for good, and becomes the next ANTMAN, with Henry Pym’s help. will this change completely? i would normally have guessed, ‘most likely,’ but the release date in July 2015 and they are supposed to start shooting next month, so … i’d say, they will just update the original script with Marvel characters and elude to the creation of ULTRON. they will also, most likely change the release date to april and release the Avengers mid summer, for carry-over plot lines.