Originally Posted by BigThor
Edgar Wright's supposedly setting Ant Man in the 60s has been pissing me off to no end, doesn't he understand that just about every Avengers fan wants to see Hank & Jan as members at some point in this franchise?
Not only that, but Ultron is one of the best Avengers villains ever and his twisted father-son relationship with Hank is an important arch for Pyms as well. The Pyms would be far more useful in modern times where they can actually take part in the current events of the MCU than be isolated in the 60s.
The original Joe Cornish script was set in the 60s *and* the modern world, though --- with Pym being the "original" Ant-Man of the 60s, but the bulk of the movie was to focus on him mentoring Scott Lang as his successor in modern times.
But all of that was with the first draft, years ago, and there's been tons of re-writes since then; the current version was just turned in to Marvel last fall, and nobody knows what (or who) it's going to be about. I'd be willing to bet that Marvel has convinced Wright/Cornish to focus on Pym, though, and drop the whole 1960s backstory angle.