Now, here is something that we've all been speculating and ranting about since they announced what the next Avengers movie is going to be based on. It came as a bit of a shocker to many of us that they would go and 'change' Ultron's origin to that of Tony Stark being his creator. Of course, we took that one statement and just ran with it as we do with everything we hear from Marvel. This could not happen. How in the world can they just go and change Ultron's origin like that? Tony Stark didn't create him, Hank Pym a.k.a. The Ant Man did.
Now, you all have to remember that Marvel is not exactly the type to just outright give us every bit of detail about upcoming movies. Remember, we're children, and when dealing with children (as every parent knows this) when we want something you don't just give us the whole kit-n-kaboodle. Our parents give us little by little just to satisfy us for a bit until we stop and think and say to ourselves, 'Hey, hold on here. That's not right. Why did you only give me this much? Something's not right here.' And, then the complaining and ranting cycle begins again. So, here is my theory on what's going on with the new Ant-Man movie and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Now, Marvel told us that in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Tony Stark was going to be the creator of Ultron. With that small detail out in the open it still leaves you wondering and guessing - did Tony Stark create Ultron alone? Was he really the one behind the whole 'idea' of Ultron? Of course, with Marvel history we all know that Hank Pym is the one who created Ultron. Originally, he created him as a force for good. Hank Pym was more of the passive Superhero amongst the rest of the Avengers. Yes, he fought the good fight and put away bad guys, but ultimately Hank Pym always wanted to try and solve each problem compassionately with hopes of being able to rehabilitate and/or work through the bad guys problems. He was like a Superhero/ Therapist/ Counselor :)
If anyone watches everything Avengers, whether it be cartoon, short films, etc., you should all know that in the cartoon series 'Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes' Ultron's story is depicted as both Hank Pym AND Tony Stark are his creators. If you've seen it you know the story that I am referring to. If not, simply go to hulu.com or download with torrents. To be very specific it is Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 1 Episode 22: Ultron. In that episode Tony and Hank are talking about how they both created Ultron together. Now, I looked back on that episode and said to myself, 'What if Marvel is doing that with the storyline in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'? Think about it for a second, Tony Stark is supposed to be the creator of Ultron who takes shape from J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony's AI), while in the movie Ant-Man they will be introducing Scott Lang.
Now, look at the time line for a minute and put it all together. We all know that Scott is the 2nd Ant-Man because he steals the equipment to pay for his daughters surgery, or whatever story they implement. While Hank Pym (who is being played by Michael Douglas) will not be donning the Ant-Man suit probably because, just like in the stories that we're all familiar with, he's against fighting crime in such an aggressive manner.
So, even though he won't be The Ant-Man, or even Yellow Jacket (as he turns out to be in the original stories), who's to say he didn't team-up with Tony Stark at some point in the past to come up with the idea of Ultron? If you look at this picture of him, when I look at it anyway, I see a man who is troubled by the world, a man who's troubled and does not like how Tony Stark used the AI of their 'Ultron' project that was supposedly scrapped. It turns out that the AI goes off and starts to think on its own and then you have a whole 'I told ya so' convos between Tony Stark and Hank Pym.
I mean, look at how Tony Stark was with his weapons company and all that before being abducted and creating his Iron Man suit to escape. The guy was crazy about weapons and anything that went boom. I'm sure this would be justified reason for Hank Pym to want to abandon the project altogether. So, with no Hank Pym to console with anymore Tony probably ends up just putting the 'Ultron' project to the side out of respect for his friend, but still ends up using the AI of the 'Ultron' project and incorporating him for his many other uses i.e. running the Iron Man suit, security system, all functionality throughout his home, as well as his many other networking needs, answering calls, notifying him of upcoming appointments, maybe a friend to talk to when he's alone. I don't know, something like that.
Regardless, this is just a theory and something that has been on my mind ever since they released that little bit of detail about Ultron and Tony Stark being his creator in the movie. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the read. Let me know what you think about what might happen and how you think the story will unfold.