|Why does it seem that Marvel movies hates Ant Man atm? Is it because they think talking to bugs and growing in size is lame? Like the moment with Tony and Steve using Repulsor Blast and Shield in a combo, it would have been awesome if Hawkeye had said "I got him" and fired at Loki, only for Loki to catch it, and then realize Ant-Man was on the arrow, waiting to get close.|
Bro I don’t know how many people (who apparently have never bothered to read the comics) I’ve had to correct when they go “Ant-Man and the Wasp are lame, I’m glad they weren’t in the movie!” It’s like, um, excuse me, but first of all, Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne were founding members of the Avengers and the fact that they were completely erased from the movieverse universe is not just unfortunate, it’s a fucking travesty.
I guess they didn’t want to put in Hank and/or Janet because they already had so many characters on the team and they didn’t think they would have time to properly introduce/flesh out the characters without making the entire film about developing the characters/character relationships (which I wouldn’t have minded, personally, but maybe that’s just me). But the problem with that explanation is that Captain America didn’t join the Avengers until issue #4, Hawkeye in issue #16, and the Black Widow didn’t make an appearance on the team until issue #111. Hank and Janet were there since the beginning, they helped create the foundation for this team you’re using for your flash flick, and now you’re erasing them entirely? Uncool.
The Wasp was the original badass lady Avenger, not the Black Widow, and the Wasp was the one who originally gave the team their name, not Nick Fury/SHIELD as the movie so desperately wants to people believe. And to add to that, Janet and Hank’s original history could have been so easily worked into the Avengers movie. Hank, a brilliant scientist who specializes in the study of molecular science, is offered a position helping Dr. Vernon Van Dyne in his research, but Vernon Van Dyne is killed by an alien criminal who teleports himself to Earth, which forces Hank and Janet (Vernon’s daughter) to team up, become superheroes, and take out her father’s killer. Hmm, extraterrestrial criminal who teleports himself to earth and kills people…
WHO DOES THAT SOUND LIKE, WHEDON?
There was a rumour floating around a few months back that Hank Pym was going to be making a cameo appearance in the Avengers movie, and I was so super psyched about that (and since it was a Whedon production, I was super hoping he would get Nathan Fillion to play Hank). I mean, even to have him be a consultant for their team, or even to show up somewhere that you could blink and miss him, even if they don’t mention his superhero alias/power, would be a neat Easter egg/bonus for comics readers who were disappointed by the lack of a freaking awesome character (kinda like how Beast made an appearance in X-Men 2).
But no. The Avengers just pretended that Hank and Janet never existed and expected everybody to play along and be happily dumb.
Poorly played, Marvel. Poorly played.