Ultron

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As director Edgar Wright makes the publicity rounds for The World’s End with Simon Pegg, he’s bound to get plenty of questions about his upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man. The latest tidbit to come out is Wright’s take on the villain in the movie.

Many people first thought the creation and ultimate turn toward villainy for Ultron would be the main Ant-Man story line.  Of course this got shot to hell when the villain for The Avengers II, which comes out before Ant-Man, was revealed as Ultron.

What did Wright have to say about it all?

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.

Is Wright worried about overzealous fans calling him on certain aspects of his Ant-Man story or characterization?

I think there’s something in that it’s a lesser known character, there’s hopefully more license, for the one percent of people who are like, “Wait, Hank Pym would never do that!” there’s 99 percent going, “Who’s Hank Pym?” So, to me, the source material is great but it also frees you up to be like: I’m going to make a movie. The movie is not going to represent 50 years of Marvel comics because that’s impossible. But I’m going to make a 100 minute movie — or 110 minutes [laughs].

So if Ant-Man’s villain comes from his technology, which of his known enemies could it be once Ultron, arguably his greatest arch-enemy is taken out of the picture?

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There’s Egghead, not really exciting movie material there though, he might be a great secondary villain.

Whirlwind

What about Whirlwind? He might be a good choice, but does he have that big villain flair? Not really.

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There’s Radioactive Man, he could work, but could he threaten the world?

I’d like to see Graviton. He could be a colleague of Pym when his power gaining accident occurs.

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Franklin Hall is a physicist involved in an experiment in a private research facility in the Canadian Rockies. A mistake in Hall’s calculations causes graviton particles to merge with his own molecules, and Hall later discovers that he can mentally control gravity. Hall at first tries to hide his newfound ability, but becomes tempted by the potential power, and donning a costume adopts the alias “Graviton.”

Wright’s comments though make me think the villain might be new or another established villain that is not from the comic book Hank Pym’s past. If you open it up that far, the villain could be anyone.

Via: Comicbookmovie

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When they announced the title for Avengers 2 was, Avengers: Age of Ultron, of course we all assumed the story they’d be adapting would be, “Age of Ultron.” I mean, duh, right? Wrong, says Marvel Studios president, Kevin Fiege. They just like the title, thought it sounded cool, and would make for a good sequel name. Soo… no Ultron? That’s pretty weird.

Now Feature Film Casting (a legit casting news source, but an iffier source when it comes to plot details) has posted this scoop about the role of Tony Stark in Age of Ultron,

In “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Loki is gone and the new villain will be the evil robot Ultron, who has the ability to keep upgrading his own strength, making him extremely fearsome. Tony Stark/Iron Man becomes the unwitting creator of Ultron. The brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch become the seventh and eighth members of The Avengers. Quicksilver has extreme speed, while Scarlet Witch can cast spells and has telekinesis ability. Black Widow and Hawkeye will be key figures in the film.

Most of this isn’t really news, as we knew Loki won’t be involved, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are appearing, and Hawkeye and Black Widow will get to do more. But what of that bit where Tony Stark is, “the unwitting creator of Ultron”? That’s brand-fuckin’-new. And if I recall, kind of the complete opposite of how things went in the comic. Wasn’t Tony against the whole Ultron thing? That was all Hank Pym’s deal (someone we’re expected to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe very soon).

To be safe, take this with a huge grain of salt, because it could just be someone connecting dots where things aren’t meant to connect. Then again, the MCU has developed their characters in slightly different ways than their comic book counterparts, and all those autonomous suits in Iron Man 3 were very Ultron-y. What do you think? Will Stark be Ultron’s creator?

Source: CBM