Though the franchise has successfully curbed this issue in recent movies, the MCU has often been said to have a problem with disposable villains. Those bad guys that are quickly set up as dark mirrors to the hero, don’t make too much of an impression and then are swiftly dealt with by the end credits. Despite Corey Stoll turning in a good performance, Ant-Man‘s Darren Cross AKA Yellowjacket is one of these.
It doesn’t come as too much of a shock, then, that the character’s not going to return in Ant-Man and the Wasp. While visiting the set of the upcoming sequel, Screen Rant caught up with the movie’s specialty costumes supervisor Ivo Coveney. He revealed to the outlet that he was pretty certain that Cross wouldn’t be showing his face in the film, though he didn’t rule out a potential second appearance down the line.
“In the script that I’ve seen him, he’s not in our film. I don’t know whether we see him again at any point.”
Apart from the fact that he wasn’t the most memorable antagonist Marvel Studios has had to offer, there’s another reason why it makes sense that Yellowjacket won’t be back. In order to save his daughter, Scott Lang pretty much killed him at the end of Ant-Man. Risking his life by entering the Quantum Realm, he shrunk down enough to get into Yellowjacket’s suit and messed with the compression, causing Cross to shrink away into oblivion.
In any case, Ant-Man and the Wasp has another super-powered villain who looks to be enough for Scott and Hope to be getting on with, without resurrecting Yellowjacket. Hannah John-Kamen plays the Ghost, a mysterious thief who uses stolen Pym tech to phase through walls. What’s more, Walter Goggins also features as dodgy businessman Sonny Birch, presumably who the Ghost is working for. And we’ll get to see what both of them are up to when the sequel flies into cinemas on July 6th.