Corey Stoll: Ant-Man blew me away

Corey Stoll is "absolutely thrilled" to be a part of upcoming Marvel Comics film Ant-Man.

Corey Stoll got "giddy" while reading the script for Ant-Man.

The 38-year-old actor has landed the role of Darren Cross / Yellowjacket in the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, with Paul Rudd taking on the title character. Corey was originally cast by former director Edgar Wright, who has since departed the project and been replaced by Peyton Reed. But the change of leader hasn't put the star off the exciting feature.

"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," Corey gushed to Collider.

"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 theatre."

Ant-Man begins as petty criminal Scott Lang, who acquires an invented substance that allows him to reduce in size but gain strength. He then dedicates his talents to the greater good and saving lives.

Corey has starred in a host of movies throughout his career, such as Salt, Midnight in Paris and The Bourne Legacy. He also boasts an impressive TV career, and appeared in Netflix series House of Cards as politician Peter Russo.

"That was the first time that I really got a sense of being able to build a character over time. Even though it’s so cinematic, in the style and quality, the journey that my character went through would have been almost impossible to really track in a feature film, certainly as a supporting character," he added of the part.

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