Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No Spousal Abuse by HANK PYM in ANT-MAN But His Darkness and Anger Will be Explored by Michael Douglas



Dr. Hank Pym's Ant-Man movie adaptation will be different than his comic book counterpart. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pym does not create Ultron and he will be portrayed as an older mentor figure to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), by Michael Douglas.

Another part of Pym's comic canon self is his abusive behavior toward his significant other, Janet van Dyne (a.k.a. the Wasp). Douglas has hinted at a tragic accident to Janet but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed, to Nerdist.com, they will not explore the spousal abuse behavior of Pym in Ant-Man.

Nerdist.com wrote:

"Ant-Man is going to have the feel of a heist movie. Obviously, the continuity from the comics of Hank Pym being the one to create Ultron has changed, but Marvel Studios will also not be touching the spousal abuse storyline. Though, Feige says, there will be hints of that kind of darkness and anger in Pym as portrayed by Michael Douglas."

So Marvel will focus on the fact that Pym will have a darker—which is borderline evil-like at certain times in the comics—side to him instead of the "wife beater" version in the comics. Good! That's one part of Pym's comic self that needs to stay on the printed pages. No one needs to see that in a super hero movie.

Ant-Man begins filming in August 18 in Atlanta and will release in theaters on July 17, 2015.



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