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Edgar Wright confirms Ultron won't appear in Ant-Man

Edgar Wright has confirmed that robot Ultron won't be making an appearance in his Ant-Man movie.

Despite the fact that the robotic villain - who will play a pivotal part in Avengers: Age Of Ultron (well, duh) - was created by Harry Pym (aka Ant-Man), he won't be appearing in the diminutive hero's movie.

Which is fine by Wright, who says that Ultron "was never in my script". In conversation with the Huffington Post , he added: "Even just to sort of set up what Ant-Man does is enough for one movie."

The director went on to explain that comic-book movies have no choice but to streamline the comics.

"Comics have years to explain this stuff and in a movie you have to focus on one thing," he argued.

"It's about kind of streamlining, I think. Some of the most successful origin films actually have a narrower focus. You cannot put 50 years of the Marvel universe into a movie. It's impossible."

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Joshua Winning

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.