New Yellow-Jacket Character Details Plus, What Was 'Scott Lang' Recruited To Steal?
Entertainment Weekly were lucky enough to visit the set of Ant-Man last year, and they have a very interesting feature up about their time there. For starters, they witnessed a scene which took place in Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) basement control room as he, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) come up with a plan to steal the Yellowjacket suit from Darren Cross (Corey Stoll).
They caught some snippets of dialogue - "Cross has the place loaded with transmission blockers!" - and even a mention of Howard Stark, but that's as specific as things get.
However, those of you worrying that major changes will be made to Lang's origin story (in which he steals the Ant-Man suit from Pym) needn't worry, as they seemingly reveal that he does indeed end up "nabbing" the Ant-Man suit when he's released from jail. Lang spends time behind bars for stealing from a CEO of a corrupt company that was itself stealing from its employees.
In addition to the new details on Scott Lang, the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly also features new concept art and character details.
"[Darren Cross] was this child prodigy that Hank Pym nurtured," said Corey Stoll of his character who later becomes the Yellowjacket (pictured right).
"He started to become aware of this fabled technology that can shrink people to half an inch. Now he's discovered his own version of that technology-which has a psychotic effect on people if they use it too much."
It's also revealed in the magazine that Scott Lang's allies are portrayed by Clifford "T.I." Harris (Dave), Michael Peña (Luis), and David Dastmalchian (Kurt), whom he meets in prison early in the film. Though the trio are not based on characters from the comics, Harris says they all play a major role in Ant-Man. "We are the team that makes up the Ant-Man crusaders, if you will," said the rapper/actor.
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man 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. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, David Dastmalchian, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Wood Harris John Slattery and Gregg Turkington with multi-hyphenate T.I., and the film opens July 17, 2015