In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, director Edgar Wright talks about the villain in his upcoming Marvel film Ant-Man. When Joss Whedon announced Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans began to speculate on whether or not Hank Pym or Ultron would be involved, but that was shot down fast by Whedon himself. Since then we've all been wondering where that leaves Ant-Man because the main character is no longer involved in creating Ultron. In this interview, Wright says that Ultron was never a part of the story he came up with in the first place.
"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."
When talking about Iron Man, Wright throws in a little hint of where the villain might come from in Ant-Man by saying, "the villain comes from the hero's technology." Now I've never really read any of the Ant-Man comics, but for those of you who do know, do you have any ideas on who this villain might be?
He went on to talk about the joys in working with a lesser known comic character like Ant-Man saying,
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].
I love Wright's style, and after seeing his test footage for this movie, I have no doubt fans are going to love what he's going to do with it. No casting has been officially announced yet, but Ant-Man is set for release on November 6th, 2015.