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The latest news to come out of Ant-Man was Michael Douglas' comments that, while he wanted to try and look like a Superhero in Ant-Man, he would not actually be wearing the suit himself.

Ant-Man, the Marvel movie which was begun under the leadership of Edgar Wright but has since been taken over by Peyton Reed, is said to take the form of a 70s Heist movie.

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a burglar and petty crook who breaks into Dr Henry Pym's house and finds the [Ant-Man](movie:9048) suit.

It has been speculated that, if Michael Douglas will not be seen in the Ant-Man costume in the movie then we will get some kind of flashback sequence, in which a younger Hank Pym is seen as Ant-Man.

Michael Douglas won't wear the Ant-Man costume
Michael Douglas won't wear the Ant-Man costume

If that is so (and the possibility is strengthened by the fact that John Slattery will reprise his role as Tony Stark's father Howard Stark), then might we see Henry Pym have some involvement in the creation of Ultron?

Ultron: Iron Man's Mistake, or the rebel robot son of Henry Pym?

The best bet so far for Ultron's creator is that it is Tony Stark, who accidentally brings about the fanatical robot when a fault with J.A.R.V.I.S brings one of his suits to have an independent, maniacal, life (a fact confirmed by the [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) teaser trailer below) but does this necessarily rule out Henry Pym?

Henry Pym will not be in The Avengers 2, and - given that - it seems unlikely that he would have a key role in Ultron's creation, but there could be some sort of Easter Egg, at least, letting the comic fans know that their version of Ultron's creation has ben considered.

In the comics, Henry Pym creates Ultron from the precious metal Adamantium (and it marks that metal's first appearance in the Marvel Universe). The robot is based on his own brain patterns, and has the ability to constantly upgrade itself to the point where it is near-indestructable.

Ultron is so linked with Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne (The Wasp, also expected in Ant-Man) that it would be pretty strange for Joss Whedon not even to acknowledge the Ant-Man characters as having anything to do with him - especially as Ant-Man is the Marvel movie which will follow The Avengers 2 in the Marvel movie schedule.

So what do you think? Will Henry Pym have any involvement in Ultron's storyline, or will Ant-Man be the first we hear of him? Have your say below the line!


Will Henry Pym be involved with Ultron origins?


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