Edgar Wright Confirms Hank Pym Appears in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

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Hank Pym may not be responsible for Ultron’s creation in Marvel’s upcoming Avengers sequel, but fans still see him on the big screen in 2015.

In an interview with io9.com about The World’s End, director Edgar Wright confirmed that the scientist turned superhero appears in his long-planned Ant-Man, which opens Nov. 6, 2015. Although are no quotes from the filmmaker, the site reports confirmation “that we will, indeed, meet Hank Pym.”

Pym’s inclusion in Ant-Man may feel like a given for some, but it wasn’t always a certainty. Many heroes (a term used loosely in some cases) have donned the Ant-Man mantle, including reformed criminal Scott Lang, a likelier bet to take center stage in what Wright has described as “a badass secret agent” take on the shrinking superhero.

For a moment, fans had reason to wonder if Pym would ever make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After revealing Avengers: Age of Ultron as the name of his next movie, Whedon made it clear that Pym is not in the film and that a new origin for the robot is in the works.

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  • Jeff

    I do hope the movie’s supporting cast will include Lang and also Bill Foster.

  • http://sdelmonte.livejournal.com/ Simon DelMonte

    But is the current Irredeemable Ant Man stil slated to be the star?

  • dekko

    With Pym’s signature luck, he’ll end up being the villain of the film. I can see it now – he goes mad, abuses Jan, then Scott Lang not only takes the Ant-Man tech, but Jan as well. (then Pym goes to jail and becomes Egghead in the sequel)

  • demoncat_4

    hope that if nothing else scott makes an appearance like hanks lab assitant plus also the film has jane foster too aka the wasp.

  • Kabuce

    “Meet Hank Pym”… I have a feeling Hank will be the scientist/inventor, while Scott is the secret agent. Maybe he’ll assist Scott at the end by using the particles on himself.

  • joncarpe

    I think you mean Janet van Dyne the waspe lol

  • joncarpe

    I don’t think Eric McGrady has ever been in the plans to be in this movie. I’m pretty sure it was always supposed to be Hank and Scott

  • Derek Metaltron

    I’m personally hoping for all three of them. O’Grady could after all appear as an Agent of SHIELD and a somewhat jerkish but inwardly heroic ally. But Lang will likely be the main hero and Pym his mentor of sorts.

  • Derek Metaltron

    O’Grady was ‘killed’ and reborn as an evil LMD in Secret Avengers so he’s no longer the current Ant Man anymore, sadly.

  • andrew11

    That’s what I thought. It sounded like was careful to NOT say that Hank Pym is Ant-Man… just that we’ll meet him. Your take is pretty much what I imagined.

    I’m not really a fan of any version of the character, so I’m interested to see where this goes.

  • bozhemoi

    Based on that wording, I still get the feeling that it’ll be Scott Lang as Ant-Man, with Pym being a supporting character…

  • Caio Ribeiro

    Simple, make Scott as Ant-Man and Pym as Giant-Man

  • Gpack3

    I could see this working. Most of the movie is about Scott Lang as Ant-Man and his adventures, with Hank as just a Q-like supporting character, until the final battle when Scott is subdued and Hank figures out how to use the Pym particles to make himself grow. So he turns into Giant-Man and saves the day, heroically sacrificing himself. Bill Foster, Hank’s lab assistant, decides to carry on his legacy and becomes Goliath for Avengers 3.

    Save all the Eric O’Grady stuff for the TV show though.

  • Travis

    That’s how it’s sounding to me as well.

  • dusk

    Who’s gonna invent the Pym Particles if not Hank Pym? Also, for those of you who don’t think Hank can cut it as a likeable hero, check out Antman Season One graphic novel.

  • José Ignacio Suárez Armas

    What about Hawkeye? Clint Barton can still turn into Goliath.

  • Gpack3

    It was dumb when the comics did it, and it would be dumb for the movies to do it.

  • Sentry616

    Whoever, as long as Hank shows that bitch his pimp hand.

  • Magnetic Eye

    Well said. Hank Pym has been such an integral part of the Marvel Universe since the very early 60′s and yet film-makers continue to ignore him in the same way most writers have mis-handled the character.

    As original founding members, Ant-Man & Wasp should’ve been in “The Avengers” movie.

    The more Marvel/Disney turn their films into PG comedies the less likely I will be spending my money at the box office.

    For me Hank Pym is the true definitive Ant-Man. Eric O’Grady & Scott Lang were temporary imposters.

  • Magnetic Eye

    “reformed criminal Scott Lang, a likelier bet to take center stage in what Wright has described as “a badass secret agent” take on the shrinking superhero.

    For a moment, fans had reason to wonder if Pym would ever make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After revealing Avengers: Age of Ultron as the name of his next movie, Whedon made it clear that Pym is not in the film and that a new origin for the robot is in the works.”

    This whole notion that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to be vastly different to the comic book universe is such a fallacy.

    Minor tweeks and adjustments are to be expected with adaptations, but when they steer far away from the original mythos that made them popular in the first place, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to lose me as a customer.