Crystal Dynamics’ Shaun Escayg speaks about the original Ant-Man.
By now, Crystal Dynamics have revealed the core playable cast of the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers, but another character they revealed when the game was first announced was Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man from Marvel’s comics. Pym’s inclusion has raised some questions, because though we know he will be in the game, we don’t know if he will be playable, or what in what capacity he will be involved.
Speaking to Den of Geek, the game’s creative director Shaun Escayg spoke about Hank Pym, and what role he will play in the story. According to Escayg, that with the world having come to be dominated by AIM, Hank Pym is “fighting the good fight” and becomes “wrapped up in the same sort of plight as the Avengers”.
“Well, you know, the world without the Avengers is basically a world dominated by AIM and it sort of pushes this ‘the cost of freedom’ question, right?” said Escayg. “Or the cost of security. So AIM has now dominated this new environment, with this vacuum created with no Avengers, and everyone is at the mercy of AIM. And as a fellow scientist, Hank Pym becomes kind of wrapped up in the same sort of plight as the Avengers.
“He was sort of bought into what the AIM philosophy at one point was, but as it has corrupted itself, he has now moved away from that perspective to fight the good fight.”
Marvel’s Avengers is out on May 15, 2020 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.