Ant-Man: First Official YellowJacket Photo

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First official look at Ant-Man villain Yellojacket, via Entertainment Weekly.

Former House of Cards actor Corey Stoll is suiting up as the main baddie Yellowjacket (Darren Cross) in the Marvel film. He'll battle Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a con-man-turned-superhero. He's being mentored by the suit's inventor Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas.

“Hank Pym’s Ant-Man suit doesn’t have a single weapon,” director Peyton Reed (Yes Man) told EW, “whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons.” Just because Ant-Man doesn't have conventional weapons doesn't mean he can compete against Yellowjacket. “Ant-Man is very fast when he’s small,” Reed said. “Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he’s got increased strength.”

Don't forget, he also has the ability to communicate with ants. No, I'm not joking. And he'll use that ability when he tries "steal Yellowjacket’s garb."

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man 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 hits theaters July 17, 2015.