Contrary to the behind-the-scenes drama, production on Ant-Man is moving along as scheduled for its July 17, 2015 release date. With that in mind, Joblo.com released a lot of spoilers about the film today. There’s also stuff on Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Episode VII (which you can check out on the link below), but the real meaty stuff comes from story details regarding Ant-Man. None of this has been confirmed, but going off the official synopsis that was released several weeks ago, these plot points definitely sound plausible.
Some of this is easily predictable, like Scott Lang being a single dad who steals the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym. However, the bigger stuff comes from the adversaries Lang and Pym will face. According to the article, the main villain will be Darren Cross, who in the comics “runs Cross Technological Enterprises, a competitor company for Stark Industries and Oscorp.” Cross is notable for undergoing a mutation that makes him look like a pink Hulk, but it’s unknown whether he’ll get such a makeover in the film.
The other villain will be his cousin, who is known as Crossfire in the comics. Crossfire will wear “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.” Perhaps this will be a Yellowjacket-type of suit? The color scheme certainly fits. After these villains were revealed, Jeff Sneider from The Wrap expanded on this and said that Corey Stoll would be playing Cross, while Patrick Wilson would play Crossfire.
There were other details regarding the Ant-Man suit itself. Apparently what we’ll see is much more elaborate than what was previously seen in the test footage. Described as “complex and futuristic,” the suit will have red lights all over it similar to Tron, and the eyes will glow red when the helmet is closed. Lang will also be able speak to ants via the helmet in the film, and they are described as his “main ally and superpower.”
We’ve had our fair share of evil businessmen from the Iron Man series, and if this were any other Marvel movie, I wouldn’t really care for this. However, it sounds like a good fit. Like Iron Man, Ant-Man will be based around technology, and considering that this movie is also a heist story, there’s nothing more dangerous or exciting than breaking into a high-tech company. Plus, these two guys look look like they make a good duo. Crossfire is the muscle while Cross is the mastermind plotting these devious machinations.
As for the Ant-Man suit, I’m not too keen on the Tron look, but I need to see an official picture to get a better idea of it. At least he’ll be able to call upon his ant comrades in addition to shrinking. I don’t care how tough you consider yourself, if there’s a swarm of ants heading your way, I guarantee you’d freak out.