‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Won’t Have Hank Pym

Hank Pym, foiled again!

In case you’re new to the news, Marvel’s “Avengers” sequel officially has a title: “Avengers: The Age of Ultron.” That means it’s Ultron, not Thanos, taking center stage against Earth’s mightiest heroes. But it doesn’t mean that the movie is based on “Age of Ultron,” Marvel Comics’ recent event series — and it doesn’t mean we’ll see Hank Pym in an “Avengers” movie, either.

Joss Whedon spoke with Marvel.com and confirmed both of those details: “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.”

Whedon added that the new “Avengers” movie is “a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house.” Furthermore, he described the villain as “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,” he said. “Particularly Ultron.”

Thanks to ComicBookMovie.com for the transcript.

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