Details emerge of Ant-Man villains

News Simon Brew
20 Jun 2014 - 06:58

Who will Paul Rudd be facing in Ant-Man? Fresh details emerge, as well as who will be playing the villains...

The dust has settled, for the time being at least, around Marvel's Ant-Man film, with the new team behind the camera pressing ahead with getting the movie ready for cinemas in July 2015. As you more than likely know, Edgar Wright is no longer directing, with Peyton Reed taking on the job. Furthermore, Adam McKay is doing some reworking of the film's screenplay.

Paul Rudd is locked in the lead role still, but now one or two details have emerged as to the foes he'll be facing. For JoBlo is reporting that the character of Darren Cross is set to be the lead villain in the film. In the comics, he's the head of Cross Technological Enterprises, although JoBlo notes that he won't be as Hulk-like as he's sometimes appeared in print. Furthermore, Darren Cross' cousin, William, is also in the film. William goes on to become Crossfire, although it's unclear whether that'll happen in next year's Ant-Man movie, or whether it's being saved for a later feature.

The Wrap has added some casting details to all of this. It reports that Darren Cross will be played by Corey Stoll (most recently seen as one of the passengers in Non-Stop), with Patrick Wilson playing William.

Ant-Man remains earmarked for release in July 2015. More details as we hear them.


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