Ant-Man's Key Villain May Be Yellowjacket
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.20.2014
A new report suggests the shrinking villain may feature as an antagonist...
As reported yesterday, a new rumor listed Darren and William Cross as the antagonists of Ant-Man. Now, Badass Digest reports that the primary villain will be wearing the persona of Yellowjacket.
For those not in the know, Yellowjacket was an alternate superhero identity assumed by Hank Pym in Avengers #59 in 1968. This was the fourth such identity for the hero, who was coming under increasingly strong mental duress due to inhaling chemicals that caused schizophrenia. It lead to his rather infamous storyline where he was abusive to his wife Janet Van Dyne (aka the Wasp). The suit was eventually stolen by Rita DeMara, who used it for villainy for an extended period of time.
The site notes that Michael Douglas, who is playing Pym in the film, will not be wearing the Yellowjacket suit. It stays vague on whether Darren Cross, who it describes as "definitely the industrialist villain," will be in the Yellowjacket persona.
Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson and Corey Stoll and will be directed on on July 17th, 2015.