Possibly, but the bottom line is unless size, specifically, is needed others do strength better and have better defenses as well. Ultimate Giant Man is a bad example ... he only ever won two fights as Giant Man, one illegally using his powers against a handful of street thugs and one against the Blob of all people after completely exceeding his usual limits. Even Cap had little trouble taking him down in the Ultimate universe ... so if I'm a bit prejudiced against him, that's actually the main reason why. What I've seen of the original doesn't really improve my estimation of his capabilities though.
As for Ultron, I might be giving him a bit too much credit but if he can't at least top what Iron Man can do he won't be much of a villain for the Avengers.
That I get but you really think the film version of Ant-Man is going to suck that badly (especially if it's Scott Lang rather than Hank Pym)? He's got way more potential than all that and to make sense as a film's main subject he's going to have to rock. As for Ultron, I'm not sure if he will be able to top Iron Man since if he consists of Tony Stark's machinations, most of which were destroyed (thank you, Shane Black, you bastard, you); unless Tony got back to work right away and the materials and facilities are available to Ultron, I don't know what kind of threat he can really pose.
Sorry, Mathim. I'll stop now.
And I agree with Nova being used as a 'The Guardians of The Galaxy' primer, so to speak.
It's just that after being forced by a friend to sit through that two-plus hour vampire movie and have nothing but that exact critique about predatory pretty boys and women completely missing the point to shout at the screen the entire time, I can't stand to think about it anymore. Let's just agree society is both hypocritical and horrendously dishonest about standards.
And thanks for the agreement, I started to brainstorm a "The Man Called Nova" script shortly after I heard about Guardians having the Nova Corps in it. Would have set it apart from the way Green Lantern handled it if I had my way with the screenplay, let me tell you. The second that Richard Rider donned the Nova armor from the dead Rhomann Dey, the alien baddie that killed him would come in to finish off the Nova for good, and force Rider to kick it into high gear and defeat him using his newfound power in an unconventional way. But he'd be forced to vacate Earth right away because as a dying act, the villain would have caused a meteor to be pulled into Earth's path. Nova would have to overtax his armor to the breaking point to stop it and would be on the verge of losing all life support function, floating in space, until some of the others came along and collected him and started to integrate him into the Nova Corps. From there, the sky's the limit as far as what other characters make an appearance. What a wasted opportunity for a hero that's pretty damn cool in his own right.