With the trailer arriving on Monday night (here) there’s an abundance of Ant-man news and images hitting the inter webs. Here’s the best bits…
Corey Stoll, star of The Strain and the film’s villain Yellowjacket, AKA Darren Cross, has been talking about his role and origins in the movie:
“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.
“Now, I’ve discovered my own version of that technology and I’m using it for militaristic purposes. I’ve even started to use the technology myself, which has 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!”
In other news, it seems that, going from the released credits, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish don’t receive a screenplay credit but get a story by instead and executive producer shout outs too. Paul Rudd and Adam McKay get screenplay by credits, while Rudd says: “The bones of it is really Edgar and Joe. It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but I’m very excited now.”
Paul Feig has said too that the movie origins of Scott Lang follow the comic origins pretty closely as Lang is introduced while in prison after stealing from the CEO of a company who was stealing from his staff: “There’s a prison fight and you’ve got to buy Paul in that role,” says Reed.
“Lang longs to go straight – he has a young daughter he wants to build a relationship with – but when he leaves the big house, he ends up nabbing Pym’s Ant-Man suit. Was he set up? There might be stuff going on that Scott doesn’t know about that’s a lot bigger than him.”
While the trailer didn’t exactly get us fired up, we’re still excited for this…