This week has been replete with a ton of new Ant-Man treats, and that trend looks set to continue thanks to EW‘s extensive coverage. In addition to the cheeky new poster honing in on the titular hero’s stature, we’ve finally laid our eyes on the impressive teaser trailer and a slew of new images. In today’s latest instalment of their set visit coverage, the outlet has unveiled new concept art focused on Ant-Man’s enemy, Yellowjacket.
Played by Corey Stoll, the film’s big bad starts off as treacherous businessman Darren Cross. Much like his sworn enemy, Paul Rudd’s master thief Scott Lang, who harnesses Ant-Man technology in order to shrink himself, Cross goes one step further to become Yellowjacket. As part of the coverage, Stoll himself revealed Cross’ tactics:
“Now, I’ve discovered my own version of that technology and I’m using it 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!”
Stoll’s obligation to remain hush hush on the specifics of Yellowjacket’s advanced tech withstanding, the new concept art accompanying the article offers a decent glimpse at those possibilities. You can check out the stellar spot of artwork above, and be sure to let us know your thoughts on his big screen counterpart in the comments section.
Ant-Man arrives in theaters on July 17th, 2015.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” 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.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s “Ant-Man” with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Marvel’s “AntMan” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.