Ever since the Ant Man movie adaptation was announced, people have already started wondering whether Ultron will play some part. After all, Ultron will be the primary antagonist in the Avengers sequel, and Ant Man in the comic books was the creator of the artificially intelligent robot. However, Edgar Wright has confirmed that the robotic villain will not be in the movie, claiming that Ultron was never in his script.
“Even just to sort of set up what Ant-Man does is enough for one movie,” says Wright in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Wright also stated that the comic book movies need to be streamlined when compared to the source material:
“Comics have years to explain this stuff and in a movie you have to focus on one thing,” he argued.
“It’s about kind of streamlining, I think. Some of the most successful origin films actually have a narrower focus. You cannot put 50 years of the Marvel universe into a movie. It’s impossible.”
Via: The Huffington Post