With the origin story behind Ant-Man's most famous creation, Ultron, having become a creation of the Avengers in the upcoming sequel, fans have been constantly worrying that Ant-Man's origin story might just be altered as well, but it sounds like Kevin Feige has just confirmed Scott Lang's origin story to be more or less the same as the comics.
Look at that origin of the petty crook who comes into contact with a suit and does his best to make good, and then look at someone like Paul Rudd, who can do slightly unsavoury things like break into people’s houses and still be charming and who you root for and whose redemption you will find satisfaction in.
However, this movie seems to be approaching the film as a way to introduce Scott Lang, the much younger of the two Ant-Man characters to be seen in the movie. How will Hank Pym's origin story be incorporated?
Believe it or not, Edgar Wright had been approached about directing a Marvel film before Iron Man hit theaters, and despite having his selection of any Marvel hero he wanted, he chose Ant-Man. After revealing his wanted to have two different characters from the comics who played Ant-Man in the same film after he publicly declared his attachment to the development, fans seemingly forgot this detail until recently, when two Ant-Man identities, Hank Pym and Scott Lang, were both cast for the same movie.
Because the Ant-Man film has been in development since the start of all the movies connected to the Avengers since the start, Marvel has actually been molding the movie world to perfectly fit how Ant-Man will enter the universe on the big screen.
We changed, frankly some of the MCU to accommodate this version of Ant-Man. Knowing what we wanted to do with Edgar [Wright] and with Ant-Man, going years and years back, helped to dictate what we did with the roster for Avengers the first time. It was a bit of both in terms of his idea for the Ant-Man story influencing the birth of the MCU in the early films leading up to Avengers.
Does this mean the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has always been built around the idea that Hank Pym has been a superhero the entire time and we just never realized it? Considering Michael Douglas's age, it seems likely that they will have him be retiring from being a superhero towards the start of the movie.
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According to reports, Ant-Man begins filming in Atlanta towards the end of next month, and will hit theaters next summer on July 17th, 2015.