Bad Guy? Or Not the Bad Guy? That is the question about Corey Stoll and his role in Marvel’s new Ant-Man film. Last month when we did or #AntManEvent press junket we also visited with Corey Stoll. If you don’t know Corey is also a lead character next to Paul Rudd, but as is foe.
Corey took on the role of Darren Cross that is also The Yellowjacket. During our interview we asked a few question, one revolving around being a villain.
“The Yellowjacket” suit is much more armored than the Ant-Man suit and it can withstand bullets,” adds Corey Stoll. “It also can fly and has these articulating arms that can shoot plasma rays and has all sorts of sensors and infrared vision and all that fun stuff.”
Corey Stoll said. It really wasn’t, it was not hard at all. My – my first day of shooting was sort of a microcosm of what the – what the whole shoot would be where in the Morning was all, um, Motion Capture, totally abstract, just stunts and you know, it was like being in a – in a Silent Film where you run this way and then duck and then pick up a toy train and throw it, um, and it was just, you know, pure play. Um, and so that was – that was really fun and then the Afternoon was, um, was a very quiet scene with Michael Douglas where I show up at his house unannounced and it’s our really most sort of intense scene.
And uh, it was just such a great way to start because there are these two extremes of what this role would be. And yum yeah, um, it – it was just fun. Um, yeah, I think as we went on, there was a lot of, you know, with Peyton trying to calibrate. I want to make sure this Character is scary but I also love how, what a Loser he was. So and – and he has this incredible, you know, he’s – he’s the least cool guy in the World. He wants to be Tony Stark. He wants to be the coolest guy in the world.
He’s puffing himself up with these Tom Ford Suits and driving an Aston Martin.. Um, and so he puffs himself up. Uh, but he doesn’t really… He knows that he’s not that guy. And um, and yeah, that’s the irony, he’s trying to buff himself up in the end to impress this Father figure and it’s exactly the opposite of what a Father figure wants. Um, so I mean I think the script was – was really smart about giving very real, playable motivations.
We had to ask if he was a Comic Book Fan?
He said; Yeah, yeah, you also have, in Junior High School and High School, I was – I was really into Comic Books star — starting with the real Super Hero Marvel Comic Books and then getting into some sort of darker stuff but um, yeah
After that Q & A, I had a new appreciation for Corey and him as a actor. We asked and they answered other questions regarding their parts in Ant-Man. If you want to know more, leave me a comment below and I would be happy share. Go See #AntMan !!!
Ant-Man in Theaters July 17th
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.