There are quite a few questions when the subject of ‘Ant-Man’ comes up. Does he end up becoming an Avenger? Why did Edgar Write walk away from helming the film? Is Peyton Reed the right man to take his place? There really is a ton of questions still about the movie, but one of the major points in the upcoming film is who will be the villain? Well, it seems we have a lead on who our hero will be up against, which is a good thing since Ant-Man doesn’t have too many enemies of his own!
Not only do sources say that Paul Rudd’s take on Scott Lang will be down on his luck and break into Hank Pym’s apartment to steal the Ant-Man suit are true, but now it seems that the villain has been stated to be Darren Cross. For those of you scratching their heads, Darren Cross is an old name in the Marvel Universe and ran Cross Technological Enterprises which was a competitor of both Stark Industries and Oscorp. Might we be getting a Stark reference in here? We’ll see but it seems like a good place to make one.
At any rate, Cross ends up becoming a Hulk like creature while his cousin, William Cross, who is also a co-owner of the company, ends up as the villain known as Crossfire. Right there we have one if not both of the villains of the film probably spelled out for us. The company also has another way to drag in continuity as I should point out that Hawkeye has a tie into the company. At one point in time he worked as their head of security before helping foil some of their plans once the company turned truly evil.
Currently both Patrick Wilson or Corey Stoll have unnamed roles so I have a feeling that one or both of them will end up cast in the above roles if they end up as the villains. There is a little side note here though that I have to bring up which could lead to the initial introduction to another hero from the Marvel Universe.
I mentioned Crossfire above. Crossfire is ex-CIA and when he was first taken down it was partially by the actions of another CIA agent whose name was Marc Spector. The same Marc Spector that would later end up being known as Moon Knight who is one of the best underdogs in the Marvel universe! Could one of the two big named stars attached to the film without a set role actually be just a mild mannered CIA agent to start with?
I have no idea, but I’d like to dream for a second here that there is a plan in place to launch a Moon Knight movie or television show down the line. I don’t think it is too feasible but if we’re dreaming, why not?
What are your thoughts on the potential villain for Ant-Man? Do you think that with the Tony Stark and Hawkeye connections that this company could be a great building block to add in with Hydra and A.I.M. as the giant evil corporation in the film? Share your thoughts below!
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
‘Ant-Man’ is slated to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.