Marvel has had a real problem lately with stuff leaking from the studio, and while they furiously hunt for the source responsible in delivering us all the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer a week early, the currently shooting Ant-Man has become their latest target, with a photo reportedly showing us all what the main villain looks like.
The grainy photo comes courtesy of MoviesBook. The source claims that this image is of star Corey Stoll in his villainous Yellowjacket costume. That, of course, has not been confirmed or denied by Marvel or Disney.
Lending to the photo's authenticity is its resemblance to the actual Ant-Man costume seen in concept art and recent behind-the-scenes footage. The look is obviously updated from the iconic Marvel comics, but still holds down the familiar yellow and black motif, and even has Yellowjacket-like appendages sprouting from its back.
At this time, it is unclear how Corey Stoll's Yellowjacket will tie into the Ant-Man story and the Marvel Movie Universe as a whole. Yellowjacket's alter ego Darren Cross is a longtime rival of Stark Industries, and it's possible that he gets his hands on the hi-tech Ant-Man armor, which may set the overall story in motion, which finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) having to steal it back.
What do you think? Is this the real deal? If so, will Marvel do like they did with the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and issue an official image shortly here after? Really, if they do that, it's kind of setting a poor standard for the future, don't you think? Take a look: