“Ant-Man” villain Yellowjacket may be small in stature but he isn’t lacking in sting.
The first-look poster of the black and yellow villain (a.k.a. Darren Cross) played by Corey Stoll was released on Thursday, and it shows that his suit comes fully-loaded.
“Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon, whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons,” director Peyton Reed told EW in an official preview of the upcoming Marvel film.
Marvel released the first trailer for “Ant-Man,” which stars Paul Rudd as the insect-sized superhero and Michael Douglas as his mentor, earlier this year and the latest photo shows what they’ll be up against.
However, it is not as mismatched as fans may at first think. “Ant-Man is very fast when he’s small,” Reed said. “Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he’s got increased strength.”
Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, Judy Greer, Jordi Molla, David Dastmalchian and T.I. co-star in “Ant-Man,” which Disney will release on July 17.
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”