It's been a full week of Ant-Man news, with the first trailer debut, star Paul Rudd's Entertainment Weekly cover, new photos and heist details. Today we're closing out the work week with even more Ant-Man photos, featuring star Paul Rudd as Scott Lang both in and out of his superhero suit, along with a new look at a miniature Scott riding atop an ant. We also have a better look at the Yellowjacket concept art from yesterday, plus new details on Yellowjacket himself, the villainous Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll.
We reported yesterday that Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas' Hank Pym and potential love interest for Scott Lang, helps both her father and his protege stage a heist to steal the Yellowjacket suit from Darren Cross. However, it seems she may be playing both sides, with Corey Stoll revealing to Entertainment Weekly that Darren and Hope have, "colluded to take over the company" from Hank Pym. Here's what Corey Stoll had to say.
"I was this child prodigy that Michael Douglas' character Hank Pym discovered at an early age. 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. I've discovered my own version of [Pym Particles] 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!"
The actor was initially cast by Edgar Wright before he parted ways with the project, which lead to Peyton Reed taking over at the helm. Corey Stoll also discussed his first interactions with director Peyton Reed
"I followed the ridiculous ins and outs of the director search just like everybody else. When I first met Peyton I was expecting to meet somebody very nervous and did not see that at all. He was so comfortable. He's such a fan at heart and was having so much fun that that was really infectious."
Check out the new photos below, and you can CLICK HERE to learn more about Corey Stoll's experiences in shooting Ant-Man. The Marvel Phase Two adventure, which also stars Michael Pena, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, John Slattery, Neil Hamburger and Bobby Cannavale, hits theaters nationwide July 17.