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Ant-Man and the Wasp just hit theaters this past weekend, and while director Peyton Reed was out promoting his new sequel, the conversation turned to the villain of the original movie. Ant-Man villain Darren Cross, AKA Yellowjacket, was assumed dead at the end of the 2015 movie, but in a new interview, Reed implies that things may not be as clear-cut as they seemed.
Is Yellowjacket Still Alive?
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During a larger talk with ScreenJunkies (via ComicBookMovie), the discussion turned to Yellowjacket and Reed was asked if there were any conversations during the development process of the first movie in which the filmmakers considered not killing their main villain. Reed took umbrage with that reading of the movie, and implied that despite what it looks like on screen, the character may not be as dead as we originally thought:
“Well, I mean, you guys are making a massive assumption. There’s an assumption here that I’m not quite comfortable with. If you watch his death in the first Ant-Man, the suit is compromised. He shrinks and goes into a thing. I mean…”
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When one of the hosts suggests that Cross/Yellowjacket could perhaps have gone subatomic and could be alive in the Quantum Realm, Reed seemed to agree. “He could be somewhere down in the Quantum Realm…could he still be alive down there? I don’t know, just throwing that out there.”
Here’s the scene in question in case you need a refresher:
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…at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger – or at least was transported...
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