Though Marvel has been criticized for forgettable villains before, they have been making some more memorable antagonists toward the end of the Infinity Saga. If anything, Marvel looks to be ‘redeeming’ some of their old foes with some upcoming films, including the third Ant-Man movie.
As per the Still Watching Podcast from Vanity Fair (via The DisInsider), Corey Stoll, who played Ant-Man villain Yellowjacket, is said to be coming back for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. No details have been specified about his return, but I’m guessing it could either be for a flashback, or we could see him in some kind of repurposed role like Red Skull in the last two Avengers films.
Some fans have actually pointed out that you can see Yellowjacket’s helmet in the latest episode of Loki, and with Kang the Conqueror said to be the villain in Ant-Man 3 (and theorized to be the real villain behind the Time-Keepers), what are the odds that Darren Cross has struck a deal with Kang in order to keep surviving in the Void?
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While we don’t know if this is true, it provides a great opportunity for Cross to become a more memorable villain. While he does have his moments, he’s merely reduced to an evil version of the protagonist by the end of the film. Maybe this time we can get some more development since the last time we saw him. He was at the top of his game in Ant-Man. Let’s see what years of living in the void can do to his character.
Then again, I’m just speculating here.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantimania is set to come out on Feb. 17, 2023.