Best to turn away now if you don’t want any spoilers for Marvel’s upcoming superhero blockbuster Ant-Man, which will be making its way to theaters in 2015 with Peyton Reed (Yes Man) directing and Adam McKay (The Other Guys) coming in to work on a script previously penned by Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Apparently, JoBlo has uncovered the villain for the film, along with some more information about the set-up for protagonist Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).
According to JoBlo’s scoop, Darren Cross will be serving as the main antagonist for Ant-Man. In the comics, Cross was a successful businessman who became an enhanced superhuman after getting an experimental nucleorganic pacemaker to combat a lifelong heart condition. He was also the cousin of villain Crossfire. Check out JoBlo’s extended synopsis below:
Story begins with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) being a thief and single dad who has fallen on hard times and one day breaks into Hank Pym’s apartment and steals the Ant-Man suit. The main villain’s name is Darren Cross who, in the comics, runs Cross Technological Enterprises, a competitor company for Stark Industries and Oscorp. His cousin is the villain known as Crossfire. It’s unknown if this role will be played by Patrick Wilson or Corey Stoll. He will have a suit with a similar feel to Ant-man’s but more miltary style, yellow and black in color, and with a tendril-looking apparatus coming off it’s back (like with Agent Venom). It’s to note that in the comics Cross looks more like a pink Hulk, so there may well be some merging of attributes from other characters for this role or multiple villains at that (Yellowjacket, perhaps?).
Tell us, how do you feel about this news, Marvel fans? It’s interesting that this synopsis still has Lang starting out as a thief, which was apparently part of Wright’s take on the character that higher-ups at Marvel had an issue with. Maybe JoBlo has outdated information, or maybe Marvel caved. Either way, my interest in this project has been waning steadily ever since Wright left.
Ant-Man opens July 17th, 2015.
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