If only you'd protected Janet with such ferocity, Dr. Pym.
~ Carson trying to justify of stealing Pym's particles.
Mitchell Carson is the secondary antagonist of the 2015 blockbuster superhero film, Ant-Man. He is the Head of Defense for S.H.I.E.L.D - later revealed to be a representative of HYDRA.
He was portrayed by Martin Donovan, who also plays Time Master
Zaman Druce in the TV series DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
In 1989, during the construction of the Triskelion, Carson, with Howard Stark and Peggy Carter, attempted to replicate Hank Pym's Pym Particles, much to the anger of Pym, who berates Carson for trying to steal his work. During the argument, Carson tries to justify his actions by claiming that Pym is responsible for the death of his wife Janet van Dyne, but this only provokes an angry Pym to smack Carson in the face, resulting a nosebleed.
Having enough of Carson's behavior, Pym furiously resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D., taking his particles away with him while declaring that no one will have his formula as long as he lives. Carson angrily demanded that Pym should not be allowed to leave with the particles, but Stark and Carter reprimand Carson for his behavior towards Pym as they refuse to declare Pym an enemy of theirs despite their fallout with him.
Eventually, Carson's true allegiance with HYDRA was exposed following the death of
Alexander Pierce, but he hid himself away from being tracked down by the authorities. In 2015, Carson made a business deal with Pym Technologies CEO Darren Cross regarding the marketing of the Yellowjacket Suit and the Pym particle for HYDRA. As part of their deal, Carson was assigned to murder Pym, a task he willingly accepted.
At the presentation for the Yellowjacket, Cross secretly plans to sell the suit and the Pym particles to Carson and his arriving agents (including the
HYDRA Buyer). However, this is interrupted by Scott Lang and Hope von Dyne, who were present during the presentation. During the resulting chaos, Carson's agents were take down while Carson manages to escape with Cross' replicated particles (despite being besieged by tiny ants). It is unknown what happened to Carson following Cross' death at the hands of Lang.
In the comics, Mitchell Carson was a serial killer and an enemy of the Eric O' Grady adaptation of Ant-Man.
Carson can be considered the Greater-Scope Villain of the film, as he provides Cross with the contract for Yellowjacket suits and Pym Particles for HYDRA's use.
Cinematic Universe Villains
Iron Man: | Iron Monger Ten Rings ( Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar, Abu Bakaar, Ahmed & Omar)
The Incredible Hulk: | Emil Blonsky Strategic Operations Command Center ( Thunderbolt Ross & Kathleen Sparr) | Samuel Sterns | Tough Guy Leader
Iron Man 2: | Whiplash Hammer Industries ( Justin Hammer, Jack & Hammer Drones) | Ten Rings ( Ten Rings Agent) | Senator Stern | Black Widow | Anton Vanko
Thor: | Loki Laufeyson Frost Giants ( Laufey, Grundroth, Hailstrum, Raze & Jotunheim Beast) | The Destroyer | Jasper Sitwell
Captain America: The First Avenger: HYDRA ( , Red Skull Arnim Zola, Heinz Kruger, HYDRA Lieutenant & Velt) | Adolf Hitler | Roeder | Hutter | Schneider
The Avengers: | Loki Laufeyson Chitauri ( The Other & Leviathans) | HYDRA ( Gideon Malick & Jasper Sitwell) | Georgi Luchkov | Thanos
Iron Man 3: A.I.M. ( , Aldrich Killian Eric Savin, Trevor Slattery, Ellen Brandt, Sweat Shop Agent, Maya Hansen & Extremis Soldiers) | Vice President Rodriguez
Thor: The Dark World: Dark Elves ( & Malekith the Accursed Kurse the Strong) | Loki Laufeyson | Marauders ( Duhg & Kronan Marauder) | Jotunheim Beast | The Collector
All Hail the King: Trevor Slattery | Herman | Ten Rings ( & Jackson Norriss The Mandarin) | White Power Dave | Justin Hammer
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: HYDRA/ STRIKE ( , Alexander Pierce Winter Soldier, Brock Rumlow, Jack Rollins, Jasper Sitwell, Russo, Senator Stern, Arnim Zola, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver) | Georges Batroc | Ferdinand Lopez | Gerald Durand
Guardians of the Galaxy: Kree Empire ( , Ronan the Accuser Nebula, Korath the Pursuer, Sakaaran Mercenaries & Exolon Monks) | Yondu Ravager Clan ( Yondu Udonta, Kraglin Obfonteri, Horuz & Vorker) | Garthan Saal | Eson the Searcher | Chitauri ( The Other) | Moloka Dar | Monstrous Inmate | The Collector | Dark Elf | Thanos
Avengers: Age of Ultron: | Ultron Ultron Sentinels | HYDRA ( Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver) | Ulysses Klaue | Madame B | Chitauri ( Leviathans) | Thanos
Ant-Man: | Yellowjacket HYDRA ( Mitchell Carson & HYDRA Buyer) | Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War: | Helmut Zemo Thunderbolt Ross | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | HYDRA ( Vasily Karpov & Winter Soldiers) | Hero Mercs ( Crossbones)
Doctor Strange: Zealots ( & Kaecilius Lucian) | Karl Mordo | Dormammu
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: | Ego Sovereign ( Ayesha, Sovereign Admiral, Zylak & Sovereign Chambermaid) | Yondu Ravager Clan ( Yondu Udonta, Kraglin Obfonteri, Nebula, Tullk, Oblo, Taserface, Gef, Retch, Halfnut, Brahl, Vorker, Narblik & Huhtar) | Abilisk | The Grandmaster | Thanos
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Bestman Salvage ( , Adrian Toomes/Vulture Phineas Mason/Tinkerer, Jackson Brice/Shocker #1, Herman Schultz/Shocker #2 & Randy Vale) | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis
Thor: Ragnarok: Berserker Army ( , Hela Odinsdottir Skurge & Fenris Wolf) | Sakaaran Guards ( The Grandmaster & Topaz) | Loki Laufeyson | Fire Demons ( Surtur & Fire Dragon) | Thanos
Black Panther: | Erik Killmonger Ulysses Klaue | W'Kabi | M'Baku | Linbani | Linda | Dave | Sambisan Militants ( Sambisan Captain) | Winter Soldier | Helmut Zemo | N'Jobu
Avengers: Infinity War: Black Order ( , Thanos Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian & Nebula) | Outriders | Chitauri ( Leviathans) | Red Skull | The Collector | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | Thunderbolt Ross
Ant-Man and the Wasp: | Ghost Sonny Burch | Bill Foster | Uzman | Anitolov | Knox | Stoltz | Elihas Starr | Thanos
Captain Marvel: Kree Empire/ Starforce ( , Supreme Intelligence Yon-Rogg, Korath the Pursuer, Minn-Erva, Att-lass, Bron-Char & Ronan the Accuser) |
Skrulls ( Talos & Norex) |
Avengers: Endgame: Black Order ( , Thanos Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian & Nebula) | Outriders | Sakaaran Mercenaries | Chitauri ( Leviathans) | HYDRA/ STRIKE ( Red Skull, Alexander Pierce, Crossbones, Jasper Sitwell & Jack Rollins) | Loki Laufeyson | Winter Soldier | Scarlet Witch | Dark Elves | Thunderbolt Ross | Akihiko
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 1): HYDRA ( , John Garrett Grant Ward, Ian Quinn, Raina, Edison Po, Jasper Sitwell, Deathlok, Debbie, Vanchat, Scorch & Kaminsky) | Camilla Reyes | Franklin Hall | Blizzard | Lorelei | Marcus Daniels | Christian Ward | Jakob Nystrom
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 2): HYDRA ( , Daniel Whitehall Grant Ward, Wolfgang von Strucker, List, Sunil Bakshi, Absorbing Man, Agent 33, Blizzard & Kebo) | | Jiaying Gordon | Calvin L. Johnson | Raina | Alisha Whitley | Lash | Vin-Tak | Katya Belyakov | Christian Ward
Agent Carter: | Johann Fennhoff Dottie Underwood | Whitney Frost
Daredevil (Season 1): | Kingpin James Wesley | Leland Owlsley | Vanessa Marianna | The Hand ( Madame Gao & Nobu Yoshioka) | Bill Fisk
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 3): HYDRA ( , Grant Ward/ Hive Gideon Malick, Kebo, Werner von Strucker, Giyera, Lucio, Hellfire, Alisha Whitley & Primitives) | Lash | Absorbing Man | Watchdogs ( Felix Blake, Holden Radcliffe & Aida)
Jessica Jones (Season 1): | Kilgrave Will Simpson | Dorothy Walker | Audrey Eastman
Daredevil (Season 2): | Nobu Yoshioka Punisher | The Hand ( Madame Gao) | Elektra Natchios | Blacksmith | Kingpin
Luke Cage (Season 1): | Diamondback Cottonmouth | Black Mariah | Shades
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Season 4): | Eli Morrow | Holden Radcliffe | Aida Lucy Bauer | Watchdogs ( Anton Ivanov, Tucker Shockley, Ellen Nadeer & Hellfire) | Dr. Leopold Fitz | Alistair Fitz
Iron Fist (Season 1): | Harold Meachum The Hand ( Madame Gao & Bakuto) | Jim Pierce
The Defenders: The Hand ( , Alexandra Reid , Elektra Natchios Madame Gao, Bakuto, Murakami & Sowande)
The Punisher (Season 1): Punisher | | Agent Orange | Jigsaw Lewis Wilson | Blacksmith
Runaways: The Pride ( & Jonah Geoffrey Wilder)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 5): Kree Empire ( , Kasius Sinara, Faulnak, Vicar & Tye) | Grill | Samuel Voss | | Graviton HYDRA ( General Hale, Ruby Hale, Qovas, Werner von Strucker, Anton Ivanov & Absorbing Man) | Thanos
Jessica Jones (Season 2): | Alisa Jones Karl Malus | Pryce Cheng | Dorothy Walker
Cloak and Dagger: Roxxon Corporation ( & Peter Scarborough Terrors) | Detective Connors
Luke Cage (Season 2): | Black Mariah | Bushmaster Shades
Iron Fist (Season 2): Steel Serpent
Daredevil (Season 3): | Kingpin Bullseye | Vanessa Marianna
The Punisher (Season 2): Punisher | | Anderson Schultz John Pilgrim | Jigsaw | Eliza Schultz | Krista Dumont
Cloak & Dagger (Season 2): | D'Spayre Lia Dewan | Mayhem | Detective Connors
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6): |
Sarge Snowflake | Jaco | Pax
Jessica Jones (Season 3): | Gregory Sallinger Hellcat | Dorothy Walker