‘Ant-Man’ Update: Evangeline Lilly Reveals Janet Van Dyne’s Superhero Appearance

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
‘Ant-Man’ Update: Evangeline Lilly Reveals Janet Van Dyne’s Superhero Appearance
Paul Rudd at Anchorman 2 The Australian Premiere 2013.

The superheroine Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp, won’t be making any appearances in the upcoming Marvel feature “Ant-Man.” Don't fret because actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, Janet’s daughter, reveals something about her character's mother. Read on for further details.

According to Comicbook.com, Lilly shared to Buzzfeed that her “mom” is part of the story and that she was in the heroics business, pretty much as his husband Hank Pym. Pym, who is the first "Ant-Man," is played by Michael Douglas in the pic.

“I thought Edgar’s idea to blend the [Hank and Scott] stories was brilliant – You’re going to have fans up there who insist that you tell the story of Hank Pym, and fans up there who will be more on the Scott Lang side of it,” told Lilly BuzzFeed in a post from Comicbook website.

She added: “And what’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes.” 

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” is an upcoming superhero film based on the comic book characters of the same name produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Phase Three project that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe along with “Captain America 3,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”

“Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the titular size-shifting con man turned hero Ant-Man; Michael Douglas as Henry Pym, scientist credited for the discovery of Pym particles, which enables size alteration; and Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll who will play Hope Van Dyne and central villain, Darren Cross or Yellow Jacket respectively. John Slattery, who previously played the role of Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s father in “Iron Man 2,” joined the cast along with Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington and rapper-actor T.I.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the film along with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee as executive producers. “Ant-Man” is directed by Peyton Reed, known for his works including “Bring It On,” “Down with Love” and “The Break-Up.” It will hit the big screens on July 17, 2015.

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