‘Ant-Man’ Delivers Our First Real Look at Yellowjacket
For months now, we’ve seen concept and poster art illustrating what Corey Stoll’s villainous Yellowjacket will look like in Ant-Man, but we haven’t had a chance to see the real deal via film stills or trailers. That changes today, thanks to EW’s official preview of the upcoming Marvel film, which gives us our best (and first legitimate) look at Yellowjacket yet.
Stoll’s Yellowjacket has been absent from the trailers, which makes sense — he’s the big bad in the film, and Marvel is smartly avoiding revealing too much too soon. We’ve still got Avengers: Age of Ultron to get through before we even get to Ant-Man, and we’re only now seeing full shots of Paul Bettany as Vision in that film.
EW has published several preview pieces for upcoming films, including Ant-Man and Fantastic Four, and with those profiles comes new photos, like the one below of Stoll as Yellowjacket:
That’s a sharp-looking super-villain suit, though he looks a bit more gold than yellow. You’ll also note his wing-like extensions glowing with a threatening electric light. Director Peyton Reed explains what those are:
Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon, whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons.
Plasma cannons, y’all. Plasma cannons. That makes Yellowjacket a rather formidable foe for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, but as Reed explains, Lang has some impressive tricks of his own — not only is he faster when he shrinks, but his density increases, giving him much more strength. Oh, and he’s also an ant-whisperer.
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.