Wednesday 25 May 2016

No original Ant-man for Disney

I think we can all agree Ant-man was yet another Disney success. The story was on point and it was an all around good movie, enjoyable for both general people and marvel fanboys. Before it played, I was really curious about why they choose Scott Lang to star as the Ant-man.

When you read the comics you'll notice that most of the time the Ant-man suit is worn by Henry Pym. Henry invented the suit and the famous pym particle. He's also one of the founding members of the avengers and the original inventor of Ultron! After some research the choice to pick Scott Lang as our movie hero became clear to me. Henry isn't the most stable guy you see, in the comics he has several mental breakdowns. Combine those with his bad temper and you get a guy who becomes both verbal and physical aggressive towards his wife (the wasp). The Marvel comic writers didn't mind putting it on paper but this is something Disney won't have since... well they are Disney!

I have to admit they made a nice alternative. The Scott Lang story checks out, him being a burglar trying to build a better life for himself and his daughter. He also steals Henry's suit in the comics. They kept a great piece of the comic storyline and even added an older doctor Pym to the mix (Who even has  a little bit of his bad temper within Disney limits). So over all I would say, nice job Disney!

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