Evangeline Lilly Responds to Michelle Pfeiffer's Ant-Man and the Wasp Casting

Kelvin Reese
July 25, 2017

Michelle Pfeiffer, who memorably played Catwoman in the '90s film Batman Returns, is shifting to another comic cinematic universe, and has been cast at Janet van Dyne in the upcoming Ant-Man sequel.

Pfeiffer will be featured in the film as Janet Van Dyne, the mother of series star Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne and the wife of the original Ant-Man Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, Variety reported.

Finally, Laurence Fishburne is playing Dr. Bill Foster, who in the comics was a lab assistant to Hank Pym.

Opening up the Marvel SDCC Hall H panel is kind of a big deal. Janet then made a decision to use her shrinking ability to go inside it and shut it off. Hannah John-Kamen was confirmed for the film, and she'll be playing Ghost, alongside the recently-mooted Walton Goggins, on board as Sonny Burch, and Randall Park as SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo. He later took over the role of Giant-Man from Pym. In the comic books, van Dyne is the original Wasp, while in the first Ant-Man movie she was actually considered to be deceased after an act of heroism pulled her into the subatomic realm.

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Comic-Con 2017 is coming to a close, but before we say goodbye to all our friends, let's appreciate that Marvel Studios had one last goody for us on the last day of the convention (which is usually pretty light on reveals). In 2015's incredible Ant-Man, Janet was seen briefly in her heyday stopping a missile and was presumed dead after shrinking so small to stop it.

Whew - that's a lot of heavy hitters being added into Ant-Man and the Wasp in one day!

#Peyton Reed, who directed the first "Ant-Man" film, will return for this sequel, while Paul Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari will work on its script.

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