Originally Posted by DrCosmic
I'll take the opposite tack. There's really only two reasons why Stark creating Ultron would be a good idea:
1) It's narratively efficient. We know Stark, we know his capabilities, any movie could basically open with Stark doing this. We are already connected to Stark's daddy issues that he would pass down. You get to the story better and quicker, because of the way Stark is set up.
2) It's available. In a dream world Ant-Man will be in the present day, starring Hank Pym, and it will be designed to set up this perennial Avenger for all his Avengers storylines. I'm not convinced that will be the case. At all. And why should I, other than that's how we would do it? In that very likely Scott Lang-driven scenario, there is no real way for Ultron to flow out of Ant-Man. So if we want Ultron, Tony would be the only way, which would also make a Stark!Ultron a good idea, unless you wanted to boot Edgar Wright and hire a new director that will put Pym front and center.
I like you.
1. Is the MCU so convoluted that we need narrative efficiency? Are there too many characters occupying the MCU? Yeah, there's an easy story for Stark (no one should disagree with that) but is it necessary?
2. Marvel wants Edgar Wright because the like the story but if Mr. Wright didn't want to play by Marvel's rules and within Marvel's vision, then Mr. Wright wouldn't get the job. The MCU is Marvel's playground. They have a vision for how things will go. If Marvel doesn't see Ultron coming from Pym then so be it, but I think there would be a lot of furious comic book geeks and they will get really mad and, and, write letters or something.
I don't read the comics but that doesn't mean I want the MCU to stray too far from the comic roots. The reason the MCU works is because of the comic roots. Marvel can do what it wants with it's properties but why shoot themselves in the foot?