A lot of fans are distressed at the news that Hank Pym will have no connection to Ultron in his creation or Avengers : Age of Ultron. Though there is an upside which not only is good for his character’s portrayal, but appeal as well when he makes his transition onto the big screen.
The upside to Ultron not being linked to Hank Pym is that whatever Ultron does isn’t automatically Pym’s fault. That opens the door to making Pym a more lighthearted and fun character rather than a guy carrying a such a heavy burden of guilt on his shoulders for creating a genocidal robot. Which is great because I think people will want to see Ant-Man and Wasp having lighthearted adventures in their own movies. The other pillar of Pym’s faults is him slapping Janet, so take those two things away and you get to see a fun and whimsical film series in Ant-Man. It’s all about taking a different approach and with Ant-Man you need to make sure that he isn’t connected to much to his comic counterpart. It’s very risky to take everything from his storyline rather than what they need to make him someone you want to care about.
The years he spent afterwards depressed about it is. Who wants to read a comic about a guy who called himself “Ant-Man” and be constantly reminded that he slapped his ex-wife and feels terrible about it? Some storylines need to be forgotten. Like how they forgot all about Spider-Man punching Mary Jane in the face while she was pregnant and Reed Richards slapping Sue while telling her to shut up, not dredged up over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. That entire tasteless storyline needed to be quietly fade away because it’s not a story worth bringing up or used in a more hopeful world that they’re making out of the Cinematic Universe.
You can say that it’s just avoiding the tragic parts of his life for something light and fluffy. But do you really need to depend on such issues with a character like Pym to create a compelling story? I would think not if you focused on what makes him stand out among the other heroes and make us love what he is capable of. We know Ultron is what he is capable of, but we can also see what he is capable of when he’s not trying to prove he’s just as smart as everyone else. Let someone else throw them self into that situation and take the heat for once. This is a new Universe and a new perspective when it comes to these heroes. Ant-Man is no exception and it seems like something people need to accept because if they can’t, there will be no enjoyment to come from his movie or Avengers: Age of Ultron as a whole.
We don’t need Ultron and Hank Pym on the same screen. Nothing says they must have that connection of creator and monster. And Pym is not defined by the creation of Ultron. It’s just a tool to add depth to his character when he really fell flat in the scientific portion of his story when compared to the likes of Reed, Tony, and so forth. His connection to Ultron is a crutch and someone with vision can be that person to give his character meaning without throwing him into the next dramatic slump.