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Matt McGloin

No Worries: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Is Not Following The Bendis Comic Book: No Hank Pym, Either



Marvel Comics fans were once again disappointed by another less than stellar comic book event that was put out with the Brian Michael Bendis written Age of Ultron story.

So yesterday at Comic-Con when Joss Whedon announced that the title for The Avengers 2 is The Avengers: Age Of Ultron you could hear comic fans across the globe let out a disappointing sigh.

However, worry no more comic and cosmic fans as Whedon explains the movie is not a take on the comic book.

Well, because there was a book called 'Age of Ultron' quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we're doing, but that is not the case. We're doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He's not. We're basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside."

We're crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It's a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There's a science fiction theme that wasn't there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we're going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.

What's that we hear?

Oh, it's a sigh of relief.

Updated with the video:

The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..

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