Just a day after getting our first good look at the Thing, we have a first look at another Marvel character! Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, we present to you: Yellowjacket, the villain in Marvel’s upcoming film, Ant-Man.
Corey Stoll plays Darren Cross a.k.a. Yellowjacket, a former protégé of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). He possesses a more technologically advanced suit than Ant-Man. After Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) steals Pym’s Ant-Man suit, Pym recruits Lang to steal the Yellowjacket suit from Cross in one last heist. Presumably Cross gets a little power-hungry with the suit.
Check it out:
This costume certainly looks sleek. While we don’t see anything that boasts of its technological advances, director Peyton Reed is here to assuage our concerns:
“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.”
Speaking of Ant-Man shrinking, check out the photo of Yellowjacket again. See that tiny figure at his left shoulder (on the right side of the image)? That’s our hero, Scott Lang!
Whatever happens in this film, the action sequences will definitely be unique. I’m excited to see how they do it all.
Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “Ti” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, and Jordi Mollà, will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.
What do you think of Yellowjacket’s look? Are you excited for the film? Share your thoughts in the comments!