Whedon: Right, exactly, right. I was hearing about it last night at a screening. Somebody said, “What are those people with no superpowers doing on the team?” I’m like, “Rocking my fucking world is what they’re doing.” They’re awesome. I mean from the very start, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — including Ant-Man. Really? Really? Like it just it makes no sense. That was basically what I wrote the introduction toThe Ultimates, that was the premise I built it on. It makes no sense, and Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch made an argument for why we need them anyway.
-Joss Whedon on Comic Books, Abusing Language and the Joys of Genre (Interview with Wired Senior Editor Adam Rogers)