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'Ant-Man's' Corey Stoll is having a huge year

'Ant-Man's' Corey Stoll is having a huge year

In Marvel's new superhero action fantasy "Ant-Man," Corey Stoll plays the brilliant but twisted Darren Cross, who battles with the film's titular hero in both human and insect forms.

It may be a comic book movie, but Stoll took his role as villain as much to heart as he does all his characters.

"You have to service this function as the villain in order to give the hero an obstacle to overcome," Stoll said in a recent interview at Disney Studios in Burbank. But that's just the start of it.

"There is a lot of dysfunctionality in the role. I took that part of the job very seriously, but it also was important to me to find something unique about...