Ant-Man's Villainous Yellowjacket Unveiled

Posted: Apr 11 2015, 10:25pm CDT | by , Updated: Apr 11 2015, 10:28pm CDT, in Latest Movie News


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Ant-Man's Villainous Yellowjacket Unveiled
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  • Might over height.
  • Cannons can hurt.
  • Stunt work is hard.

Entertainment Weekly revealed Corey Stoll's villainous Yellowjacket suit to Ant-Man audiences. And the weaponry and solid look may just cause Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to pause for a moment before rushing into battle.

Ant-Man's gearing up for a July 17 release and Entertainment Weekly snagged a first look at villainous Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll).

The magazine describes how Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) turns from jailbird to hero with the ability to shrink down to the size of an ant. Hopefully, Lang avoids the south while doing such actions because drowning invading ants is a way of life sometimes. Unfortunately, Lang's armor is no match for Yellowjacket's, which boosts plasma cannons and resembles characters from the G.I. Joe series.

Director Peyton Reed (Yes Man) told the publication that “Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon." Which is nice, but this isn't Pym's story, even though he obviously plays a central role in the film.

Michael Douglas appears as Hank Pym, inventor and original Ant-Man. Oh, and aside from some pretty suspect and abusive behavior with wife Janet, Pym also was part of the Avengers. That's right. All Marvels lead back to the company of superheroes who regularly manage to destroy cities.

Of course, Janet originally named the Avengers to start with. When your nickname is the Wasp, stinging commentary is bound to happen. Unfortunately, Janet's been wiped out. Maybe someone left a fridge open.

But just because a superhero's not equipped to fight doesn't mean they're destined to lose, either. "Ant-Man is very fast when he’s small,” spilled Reed.

In the beginning, it’s a pretty sure bet that Darren Cross, Yellowjacket's alter ego, will win any fights while they're both larger than an eraser. But might isn’t always about height.

“Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he’s got increased strength."

Added on is the nifty ability to call out to ants for a little back up. A million ant bites wouldn't exactly feel good, even with some killer armor. Ask anyone that’s been unlucky enough to step on an anthill without knowing it.

But how do you really film aggressive scenes? Rudd told EW the secret is in the motion-capture and separate shooting. "It was a new experience as far as the motion-capture-suit-ness of it." Mark Ruffalo just might understand the newness.

"But none of it feels that different. Every part, I’m pretending to be somebody I’m not. It’s all just a big lie!" Of course, that sounds a lot like life as an actor, anyway. But most characters aren't so small that you almost miss them in the exclusive image, either.

The 46-year-old also set the record straight on rumors of reshooting scenes.

"We are going to do a little bit of additional photography, but we have not done any yet. It’s minor stuff." He seemed amused, though. "I love turning on the computer in the morning and reading the things that I did the day before—that I didn’t do!"

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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