Yellowjacket’s origin in Ant-Man revealed

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Ever since the “human-sized” Ant-Man teaser dropped, the internet has been a buzz about Marvel’s new pint-sized hero. Yellowjacket is set to be the key villain in the film to oppose Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang. During a recent interview, Corey Stoll revealed how the film would build a completely new origin story for the character.

Ant-Man fans will know that originally Hank Pym was the original Yellowjacket. This is just one of the many superheroes Hank Pym has become in the Marvel Universe. It was only later that Rita Demara would steal one of the Yellowjacket costumes from the Avengers Mansion to take up the mantle as a villain. Corey’s character, Darren Cross, has tangled with Ant-Man before but was never Yellowjacket in any of the comics.

In the interview, Stoll reveals that Cross is actually Pym’s protege and has been taken under his wing.

“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!”

It’s an interesting twist on the character. It should be interesting to see how it plays out in the film and how fans react to it. We all know how well Iron Man 3‘s Mandarin went over with fans.

Ant-Man is slated to hit theaters July 17th.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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