At 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, director Joss Whedon revealed that Hank Pym, who was the creator of Ultron in the comic books, would not be in the Avengers: Age Of Ultron. In another interview, Ant-Man director Edgar Wright revealed that Hank Pym would be in Ant-Man, but he didn’t specify whether Hank Pym or Scott Lang would actually be Ant-Man.
In an interview with Empire Online, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige sheds some light on both questions. When asked about Hank Pym being in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Kevin Feige revealed, “Hank Pym will play a very big role in his own movie, which is released after the Avengers. When you see and talk to other people about the title reveal that we did, they will tell you that what it was, was an Iron Man helmet that was slowly meticulously being bashed and ripped and sparked and torn apart into an Ultron face.”
By clarifying that Hank Pym will play a “very big role” in the Ant-Man movie, Feige seems to clarify that it will indeed be the Hank Pym version of Ant-Man featured in the central role. Spoiler Alert: Even more surprising is the hint that Tony Stark is behind Ultron, which brings up an interesting theory of how everything could go down. At the end of Iron Man 3, Tony Stark blows up all of his Iron Man suits. Could his next step be to try to create a robotic, intelligent Iron Man where he doesn’t have to be inside the suit?