Corey Stoll is set to play the villain of the Ant-Man movie Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket.
While speaking with EW.com, Stoll offers some background on the character with specific details.
“I was this child prodigy that Michael Douglas’ character Hank Pym discovered at an early age,” Stoll said of his character. “He nurtured me and I was part of his technology company. I started to become aware of these rumors of this fabled technology that can shrink people to half an inch while keeping their full-size strength. And I became very obsessed with it and demanded that we move forward. But Pym had sort of buried it for ethical, moral reasons.”
The article continues with mention of an interesting tidbit regarding Evangeline Lilly’s character, Hope Van Dyne, in that she “colludes” with Stoll to take over Hank Pym’s company, with Stoll adding the following revealing the Yellowjacket suit is more advanced than the Ant-Man suit.
“Now, I’ve discovered my own version of that technology and I’m using it for militaristic purposes,” Stoll said. “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!”
“Ant-Man” has a July 17, 2015 release directed by Peyton Reed starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket.
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.