Some Spoilery Tidbits on ANT-MAN

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Let’s talk a little more about Ant-Man, one of high profile Marvel movies that most of you were looking forward to seeing, but now I’m not so sure.

While the dust still hasn’t settled after Edgar Wright‘s departure some spoilery details have surfaced revealing the main Ant-Man villain, plus storyline details and description of costumes.

Possible spoilers ahead (via JoBlo).

Story begins with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) being a thief and single dad who has fallen on hard times and one day breaks into Hank Pym’s apartment and steals the Ant-Man suit.

The main villain’s name is Darren Cross who, in the comics, runs Cross Technological Enterprises, a competitor company for Stark Industries and Oscorp. His cousin is the villain known as Crossfire. It’s unknown if this role will be played by Patrick Wilson or Corey Stoll. He will have a suit with a similar feel to Ant-man’s but more miltary style, yellow and black in color, and with a tendril-looking apparatus coming off it’s back (like with Agent Venom). It’s to note that in the comics Cross looks more like a pink Hulk, so there may well be some merging of attributes from other characters for this role or multiple villains at that.

The ANT-MAN suit will be much more elaborate than we’ve seen so far with the helmet being able to open and close much like Iron Man and an assortment of red lights all over the suit, again in “TRON” fashion. The helmet eyes will also glow red when closed. It’s said to be a much more complex and futuristic suit than we’ve seen so far.

Ants (the actual insect) are the main ally and superpower for ANT-MAN in the film. Lang will speak to the ants via his helmt, just as in the comics, which is said to be a special element to the overall story.

Personally, I hate the idea of Hank Pym being a supporting character in the first ever Ant-Man movie. Second, synopsis still has Lang starting out as a thief, which was apparently part of Wright’s take on the character that Marvel chief’s had an issue with and requested changes. Maybe JoBlo has some old intel, or maybe Marvel caved.

Whatsoever, I cannot see myself taking the movie seriously at all.

Peyton Reed is directing Ant-Man, which is due out on July 17, 2015.