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The full Ant-Man trailer has finally dropped and as a comic fan I’m not entirely sure what to think. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited. I just have a few reservations.

First off lets start with a little synopsis. The four main characters, that we know of, are Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and Darren Cross (Corey Stoll). Hank Pym recruits master thief Scott Lang to pull off a heist that will save the world.

Hank Pym is the original Ant-Man from the comics. He discovered the Pym Particles, created Ultron, and helped found the Avengers. While publicly he was a hero, he was not the nicest person privately. He was known to beat his wife, Janet Van Dyne the Wasp, and has been described as bipolar.

Scott Lang is the second Ant-Man. Starting out as an electronics expert, he wasn’t able to support his family and resulted to burglary. His desperation was based around his providing for his sick daughter. He decides to break into Hank Pym’s house where he steals the Ant-Man suit and breaks into Cross Technological Enterprises. Which is owned by Darren Cross.

Hope Van Dyne, who in the comics is Hope Pym, is the daughter of Hank and Janet. She actually becomes a villain when she views the current Avengers are disgracing the things her parents built. She also felt that she should be the one to carry the Ant-Man legacy.

A new leak of information has provided us with some possible answers for the origins of Ultron and The Vision. Needless to say, POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.

Now then, what we learn in the first two images are the origins of Ultron and Vision. It seems Ultron will be based on Chitauri technology. This apparent hold over from the invasion is then experimented on by Tony which gives Ultron his sentience.

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Vision it seems is created by both Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to combat the technological advancement of Ultron. Up until this point rumors would alternate between which of the Science Bros actually create Vision.

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While these do look official, they are still as of yet unofficial. I think we can safely bet that they are still true. The only reason I bring up their unofficial status is the upcoming Ant-Man film. Ant-Man in the comics is the original creator of Ultron. Most rumors and fan whispers point to this still happening in the movies. This would make Ant-Man largely a flashback, which has also been rumored.

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When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, all eyes immediately focused on the Star Wars property. After all, fans were eager to wash out the bad taste of the prequels. Then things got interesting. With rumors that the original cast were coming, Star Wars fans were thrown into a fever pitch of excitement.

Of course we now know that Luke, Leia, and Han are coming back. At what cost though? A year ago, there was a rumor that for Harrison, that meant another Indiana Jones. The story goes that as part of his negotiations for piloting the Falcon one more time, he leveraged Disney to start production on Indiana Jones 5.

There has been little news up until now. Bob Iger has commented that they are simply pacing themselves. After Crystal Skull, who can blame them. It still seems Disney is looking for a story though.

For me, this is incredibly encouraging. That Disney is taking their time is huge for me. I love the Indiana Jones movies and I think there really isn’t anything like them in cinema. While Crystal Skull was ultimately a let down, it still felt like an Indiana Jones movie. It gave me the same sense of excitement and everything. This was then dashed upon the rocks but still, it satisfied a need.