ANT-MAN Villain Update

After JoBlo revealed that Ant-Man would likely be going up against Darren Cross in the Marvel movie, The Wrap's Jeff Sneider now reckons Corey Stoll will play that character, AND, Patrick Wilson will also appear as Cross' cousin, who in the comics becomes the costumed villain Crossfire.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 6/19/2014

Earlier today we learned that marvel Comics villain Darren Cross would be giving Paul Rudd headaches in the upcoming Ant-Man movie. JoBlo reported the news, but they weren't sure if it'd be Cory Stoll or Patrick Wilson playing the role. Well, it seems The Wrap's Jeff Sneider knows the story:

Keep in mind that Wilson's character may not suit up as Crossfire in this movie, but there's always the possibility that he will in future installments. Some of you seemed a bit disappointed about the choice of villains, but then Ant-Man doesn't exactly have the best rogues gallery to choose from! At least the casting is good. Thoughts?
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MrMartinMarvel - 6/19/2014, 1:04 PM
All the Edgar Wright BS aside, this movie is starting to sound really good.
write33 - 6/19/2014, 1:04 PM
@MrMartinMarvel

100% agree. Edgar or no, that's a strong cast.
BatzFTWfan - 6/19/2014, 1:05 PM
may "not"

What ? He better play younger Pym, but i'm fine with it. Just one thing, Darren will be all like Abomination again since he'll be transformed into a pink monster ?
BatzFTWfan - 6/19/2014, 1:06 PM
if it's "maybe not," it looks Wilson will appear in future movies as Crossfire which this movie could be his just origins.
AsgardianHobo - 6/19/2014, 1:07 PM
Corey Stoll WITH hair



I'm so used to his House of Cards bald look
Batmaniac - 6/19/2014, 1:09 PM
It's not the Ant-Man movie I wanted, but I still hope it's good.
BatzFTWfan - 6/19/2014, 1:09 PM
But wait, Corey is playing Darren, so why they called him "Dave" in All Hail King ? So in that case, his name would fit one of the antman villains aka Whirlwind (David). And it's interesting if he's the head of Cross, how he's gonna escape ? Not bad move.
TheDirtyMexican - 6/19/2014, 1:11 PM
If Crossfire is in the MCU, and there is no Hawkeye. Gtfo Marvel.
Batmaniac - 6/19/2014, 1:11 PM
I like Edgar Wright, but it's his fault Hank Pym is an old man, and a supporting character, so [frick] him!
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:12 PM
oh coooooooooooool,patrick wilson as crossfire..interesting..my prediction was the other way around..i thought corey stoll would be crossfire and patrick wilson would be Darren Cross
Joementum - 6/19/2014, 1:12 PM
I bet this guy has been called EggHead more than once.

EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:13 PM
Batz-oh u have it confuse,he wasnt in all hail the king, that was Matt Gerald
Nomis - 6/19/2014, 1:13 PM
Crossfire will be kind of cool!

EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:15 PM


yossarian - 6/19/2014, 1:15 PM
I'd like to hear Pasto's thoughts.

oops.
Desrow - 6/19/2014, 1:16 PM
Crossfire?? also know as poor man's Deadshot.
BatzFTWfan - 6/19/2014, 1:17 PM
@Ezio: Oh, i thought they were same, yeah. lol

So that means we can see Lang and Pym pull a heist to save the world from CTE (Cross Technological Enterprises) by getting the time gem from them. Thoughts ?
Gusto - 6/19/2014, 1:18 PM

Heyyyyy Ohhhhh!
SuperCat - 6/19/2014, 1:19 PM
Crossfire is gonna have a bug up his ass.
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:19 PM
Darren Cross History

Self-made man, Darren Agonistes Cross, created and headed his company, Cross Technological Enterprises, and made it a success to rival the top competitors. However, Darren was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. He used his own technology to create an experimental nucleorganic pacemaker to save his life. Although a success, the nucleorganic pacemaker mutated Darren's body to and gave him superhuman abilities. A side-effect of the mutation was that Darren would quickly overuse and burn out his heart. Multiple heart transplants were performed, but each heart was removed when overused. Desperate, he kidnapped heart surgeon Doctor Erica Sondheim to replace his damaged heart. He also kidnapped 'donors' from slums. Ant-Man, also looking for Doctor Sondheim to save the life of his daughter Cassie, attempted to rescue her. A battle between Darren and Ant-Man resulted in Darren burning out his heart and dying, Sondheim revealing when Ant-Man interrupted the operation she replaced his old heart rather than a new one.] The company was then taken over by Darren's son, Augustine.
MercwithMouth - 6/19/2014, 1:21 PM
Thanks Desrow, very informative. Kinda like Cyborg, the poor man's Deathlok eh?
MercwithMouth - 6/19/2014, 1:23 PM
Crossfire vs. Ant-Man, Hawkeye and Mockingbird(Evangeline Lily) for the sequel!
McNyagano - 6/19/2014, 1:23 PM
Eh yeah we'll see.
BatManHeisenberg - 6/19/2014, 1:24 PM
The guy who said this... his Twitter Handle is The InSneider. WTF? That's kind of awesome.
TheAmbassador - 6/19/2014, 1:25 PM
I just don't know what to think about this movie anymore. I was stoked for Wright's vision, but was never impressed with the fact that we were getting Old Pym and Lang as Ant-Man

Then with the fallout I had hope that there'd be a shuffle of some things so we could still possibly see Wilson as the modern day Henry Pym (my dream fan cast since I watched A:EMH) but now with these rumors I just don't know what to expect.

Egghead seemed kind of lame anyways, but I have no clue on who these guys are. Guess I'll have to do some research
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:25 PM
BatmanHeisenberg-yeah i watch the schmoes know and he came on thier podcast, sounded like acool guy
BatManHeisenberg - 6/19/2014, 1:25 PM
And terrible at the same time.
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:26 PM
Theambassador-yeah this is gonna be wait and see for alot of people
BatManHeisenberg - 6/19/2014, 1:26 PM
Ezio

Not him himself, I meant his twitter handle. That pun is very perplexing...
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:27 PM
i still wonder if they are keeping the whole young hank pym in the 60s thing and if the rumor of Michael Pena playing a Fidel Castro type dictator named Castillo in the 60s who Hank has to take down are true?
Phronesis - 6/19/2014, 1:31 PM
Even though I'm no where near excited for this movie, I'd MAYBE be a bit more optimistic have Edgar Wright still be directing over Peyton Reed.

As for this information, pretty good. Though hard to say as I have no idea how it fits into the story.
BatzFTWfan - 6/19/2014, 1:33 PM
Egghead is an important part of Pym's history from 60s. I wished he'd have appeared once in flashbacks even though his concept is lame. But you know what would be the twist...
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Cross Technological Enterprises is under HYDRA, and Crossfire and others are a part of Hydra, hail hydra. :D
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:33 PM
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily, Michael Pena, Corey Stoll and Patrick Wilson..not gonna lie..very cool cast
EzioKenway1225 - 6/19/2014, 1:35 PM
i recommend to check out this video... they have some good thoughts imo

JoeMomma29 - 6/19/2014, 1:37 PM
It will be interesting how this movie will turn out, I mean it is suppose to release in a year..............

Have they even started production or preproduction at this point with the director change?
ThePowerCosmic - 6/19/2014, 1:38 PM
This is really shaping up! Like what I've heard so far.
Desrow - 6/19/2014, 1:38 PM
@MercwithMouth,

Yeah that could be accurate if Deathlok wasn't the bitch he is. Later mate.

JoeMomma29 - 6/19/2014, 1:42 PM
@ PowerCosmic

Of course you die hard Marvel fans like what you have heard so far.
cipher - 6/19/2014, 1:45 PM
I've never been an Ant-Man fan, but I'm interested in how this tunrs out.
JoeMomma29 - 6/19/2014, 1:45 PM
To me Marvel should have pulled the plug on Wright man years ago to make sure this movie happened before Avengers AOU. So I put blame on Marvel and Wright for dragging this out and possibly making a mess out of this movie.

I am sure the movie will be fine by the way.
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