'Ant-Man' Director Hints Yellowjacket Could Still Be Alive

Yellowjacket looked to have joined the list of dead villains in the original Ant-Man, but director Peyton Reed just threw some doubt on that assumption.

Reed, who is also at the helm for the just-released Ant-Man and The Wasp, sat down with the Honest Trailers crew to go over their rundown of the first Ant-Man. When the trailer calls Yellowjacket "Disposable villain #9" Reed has them pause the video and says their assumptions about him might be wrong.

They say they are referring to the one and done heroes, and they asked Reed if they ever worry about killing off these villains after only one film. Reed's response will have people wondering if Yellowjacket is still among the living. "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, he could be somewhere down in that Quantum Realm."

For those who don't remember, Yellowjacket and Ant-Man face off against each other in the film's big climactic fight, and the only way Ant-Man can infiltrate Yellowjacket's suit is to shrink down to subatomic size. He manages to get inside and sabotage Yellowjacket's suit, causing him to shrink down uncontrollably. As Reed says, it seems he might not be dead after all, as Scott Lang managed to escape Quantum Realm, so why not Yellowjacket?

It would be great to see Cross return at a later time, perhaps in a third Ant-Man film or even in a future team-up film, but for now, we'll have to wait and see.

You can watch the full video above.

Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Michael Pena (Luis), Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Bill Foster), Walton Goggins (Sonny Burch), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton), Judy Greer (Maggie), and T.I. (Dave).

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"In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past."

Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp are in theaters now. Other Marvel films include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.