Edgar Wright is being asked the same set of questions a lot at the moment. No matter where he is, or what he is promoting, one subject is dominating the conversation.
As director of Marvel’s long-gestating project, and with the world’s focus on everything Marvel do right now, he would know and expect the line of questioning. And once Comic-Con came and brought with it the announcement of The Avengers‘ sequel’s title – Age of Ultron – the questions to Wright focus on the titular villain of that film, and his links to Ant-Man.
So when he was doing press for his latest movie The World’s End, Wright was speaking to The Huffington Post and spoke about Ultron and whether we will see him in Ant-Man’s cinematic debut.
“(Ultron) 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.”
“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.”
Ant-Man is due to be released on November 6 2015.