Ant-Man’s Corey Stoll Discusses Villain Role Yellowjacket
Corey Stoll, who plays Darren Cross, the main villain Yellowjacket in Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man,” reveals details on his character’s involvement in the film. Read on for further details.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stoll reveals some insights on his role on the upcoming “Ant-Man” pic, describing his character as Hank Pym’s “former prodigy.” Pym introduces Cross to his company at an early age and shows him the Ant-Man shrinking technology but forbids him to use it for ethical reasons. This denial drives Cross to conspire with Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne, in taking over Pym’s company. With Pym’s Ant-Man technology in his grasp, Cross will advance it further than Pym ever intended for militaristic purposes.
“I’ve even started to use the technology myself, which as a sort of psychotic effect on people if they use it too much, I can’t get into the details of all the goodies of the Yellowjacket suit, but it’s several generations advanced from what Ant-Man has. And then I put it on—and then I am Yellowjacket!” told Stoll on Entertainment Weekly.
Check out the synopsis of the film below.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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. (via Comicbook.com)
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book characters of the same name produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Phase Three project that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with “Captain America 3,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” among others.
“Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the titular size-shifting con man turned hero Ant-Man; Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, scientist credited for the discovery of Pym particles, which enables size alteration; and Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll who will play Hope Van Dyne and central villain Darren Cross or Yellowjacket respectively. John Slattery, who previously played the role of Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father in “Iron Man 2,” joined the cast along with Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington and rapper-actor T. I. Actor Hayley Atwell who plays Agent Peggy Carter in “Captain America” is set to make an appearance on the pic reprising her role.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the film along with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee as executive producers. “Ant-Man” is directed by Peyton Reed, known for his works including “Bring It On,” “Down with Love” and “The Break-Up.” Peyton Reedtook over after Edgar Wright left the project. Screenplay is written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd from a story by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Principal photography for “Ant-Man” took place on Aug. 19, 2014 in San Francisco and is set to hit the big screens on July 17, 2015.
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