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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."

opens in the UK in 2015.