I definitely thought this was a fan-made poster when I first saw it but I am so glad to report it is 100% Marvel official.
Bob's your daughter.
The Wasp, aka Janet van Dyne, is of course that founding member of the Avengers whom we’ve heard will be retroactively fridged in Ant-Man. Evangeline Lilly’s playing her daughter Hope Van Dyne, who looks like she could be shaping up as the MCU version of that character. So Janet had to be killed in the first place because... nah. I'm in the state of not wanting to think about Ant-Man anymore. Just gonna leave these here:
You might not be happy with some of them.
This week we were excited to learn the specifics of Evangeline Lilly's, of The Hobbit and Lost fame, featured role in the upcoming Marvel film Ant-Man. A new Entertainment Weekly interview with the announced cast clarified some of the details released at Comic-Con. For example? She's not going to be Hope Van Dyne. She's going to be Hope Pym. But what about Janet Van Dyne, you ask? ...Well. Comic spoilers to follow.
Marvel Entertainment has announced what many people suspected: Paul Rudd
, while he will be playing the protagonist of a movie called Ant-Man
, will not be playing the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, the second character to fill the superhero identity of Ant-Man. Michael Douglas
has been cast as an older Hank Pym, and that leaves one significant question: what does the movie plan to do with Pym's long time partner in crimefighting, Janet van Dyne, the Wasp?
And So It Begins
Over at ScreenRant
there's some interesting speculation as to whether the Wasp, one of the original members of The Avengers
in the comics, might pop up in Iron Man 3
. The idea is that actress Stephanie Szostak
, who was added to the cast back in July and can briefly be seen in the trailer (she's the one pushing Tony Stark against a wall at 1:07) might be playing the superhero, real name Janet van Dyne. No Marvel official has even hinted that this might be the case, but ScreenRants has assembled (ba-doom-ch) some evidence that looks pretty compelling. Let's break it down.