Back at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, it was officially announced that Corey Stoll would be joining the cast of Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’. The star of ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Strain’ will face off against Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang as the villainous Darren Cross AKA Yellowjacket. A few months after the announcement was made, though not much was known about the character at the time, some concept art leaked showing off sinister size-shifter’s super suit. But now we have our first official look at supervillain from the upcoming Phase Two finale.
Entertainment Weekly revealed the first photo of Yellowjacket in all his glory. The suit definitely looks similar to the previously released concept art and merchandising photos, but you can check it out for yourself in the picture below:
You may have missed this at first glance, but Ant-Man is in that picture too. The eternal battle between good and evil continues as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s smallest hero goes toe to toe with his foe. Though it may seem that Lang is outmatched here, director Reed notes that looks can be deceiving:
“Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon, whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons. Ant-Man is very fast when he’s small. Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he’s got increased strength.”
That’s certainly going to make for some interesting fights later this summer. Maybe we’ll even get more of a taste in the film’s next trailer. But until then, what do you think about this first look at Yellowjacket? Are you excited to see Corey Stoll as Darren Cross? And does anyone else get mixed up and think for a second that Ant-Man will be fighting ‘Glee’ star Darren Criss? Because I keep accidently typing his name instead of the name of the nefarious tech genius… Anyway, sound off in the comments.
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.