In a recent interview, Collider talked with upcoming Ant-Man villain Corey Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain). Stoll is slated to play Darren Cross / Yellowjacket and confirmed that he was actually cast by Edgar Wright and is sticking with the film under new director Peyton Reed.
When asked if he was disappointed to not work with Edgar or excite to work with Peyton, Stoll (diplomatically) replied:
I'm absolutely thrilled! Reading the script – and the script that Edgar wrote, and the script that there is now – it's insane that this movie hasn't been made before. Obviously, you need the technology because it needs to look great. But the whole idea of the changing of scale and the experiential effect of size changing is just so cool. You read these scenes on the page, and I just got giddy. I think it's gonna be so much fun.
You can get a little fatigued with superheroes because everybody is just punching everybody, or shooting everybody with ray beams. This is a completely different kinetic experience in the theater. Shrinking and growing back, there's just so much material there to root it in. I think it's gonna be great.
Ant-Man is scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015