In Marvel comics canon, the villainous robot Ultron is the creation of scientist/superhero Hank Pym (AKA, Ant-Man). So many fans raised an eyebrow when it was revealed that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron would see the team facing down the villain months before Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' arrived in theaters (and, that Ant-Man wouldn't be a part of 'Avengers 2'). However, there's a very simple reason why Ultron is making his first cinematic appearance in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and not 'Ant-Man' -- Wright never intended for Pym's nemesis to be in the film in the first place.
Included as one of the bonus features on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 1 Blu-ray box set is a five-minute preview video looking at the upcoming Marvel movies like 'Thor 2,' 'Captain America 2,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Ant-Man' and 'Avengers 2.' If you haven't gotten your copy of the Blu-ray box set yet, don't worry: we're giving away a copy this Friday. And if you just can't wait to see that Marvel Phase 2 preview video, you can watch it right here, right now.
One of the big surprises of Marvel’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con back in July was the presence of director Edgar Wright, who was brought on stage to introduce test footage he shot of a potential Ant-Man movie. The funny part is that Wright never confirmed that he was actually making a movie, Marvel stayed mum on the topic, and the footage has yet to be seen by anyone outside of Hall H.
The footage still isn’t out there, but an artist calling himself Samurai Jack has put together a storyboard recreation of what he remembers from the footage to give people a visual idea of what was shown.
'Thor 2' has already begun filming, 'Captain America 2' is join suit next March, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is under way, and details about the sequel to 'The Avengers' are pouring out. But what about one little project some people seem to be forgetting about? What's going on with 'Ant-Man'?
Director Edgar Wright has been working on a script for this upcoming Marvel movie for years now, and back in June he put together some test footage to show the execs his vision. Then at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, a preview was viewed by those in attendance, but apparently that was a work in progress. Thankfully, though, we can all calm down for a moment because it's probable that we'll get to see this footage Wright has been so diligently putting together real soon.