5:16pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Shows Off 'Ant-Man's' Tiny Nemesis Yellowjacket
When Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang goes up against Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross in Ant-Man this summer, he’ll have to deal with the fact that the villainous Cross can do everything he can do — and more.
Ending months of speculation, Marvel Studios has released concept art (by Jackson Sze) for the Yellowjacket costume, as worn by Cross in the movie. As is obvious from the image, Yellowjacket is a variation on the Ant-Man technology with some obvious upgrades, including two mechanical arms with blades attached, which are almost guaranteed to be intended for troublemaking at some point.
In comic book continuity, Yellowjacket was an alternate superhero identity used by the original Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas in the movie) that he adopted after an accident left him with amnesia and a more violent personality. The Yellowjacket costume was more weaponized than the original Ant-Man suit, which is apparently a tradition that the movie intends to honor, if not push even further.
Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, will be in theaters July 17.