Yesterday, the web was crawling with rumors about which villains will be facing off against Ant-Man in his upcoming movie. Today comes the name of a character more recognizable with Ant-Man lore… Yellowjacket.
"Wait a minute" you might say isn't Hank Pym, the original Marvel Yellowjacket, playing a mentor role to the film's Ant-Man (Scott Lang)? It's possible Pym might do a heel turn in the movie (he has been depicted as being somewhat mentally unstable in the comics), but the rumor writer says it will likely be one of the villians mentioned previously as wearing a suit similar to Ant-Man -- Darren Cross. That would be pretty different from the comic story.
So readers what do you think? If the Yellowjacket rumor is true, would it be Pym going bad? Darren Cross wearing a Yellowjacket suit? Or would they be adding an additional villain to the mix like Rita DeMara who stole the Yellowjacket costume in an issue of the Avengers and continuted to use the name for some time afterward?
Avengers #264 cover, Rita DeMara acquires the Yellowjacket costume
This writer thinks that Hank Pym should really check with Tony Stark to help with security. Scott Lang, Rita DeMara, and Eric O'Grady all stole costumes from him.
Check back soon as there will probably be another villain announced for poor 'ol Ant-Man.
Marvel's Ant-Man appears in theaters July 17, 2015.