Wasp Confirmed For Ant-Man
It's now official that Janet van Dyne will be featured in the Ant-Man movie as Wasp.
It was previously just speculation that Wasp may be making an appearance in Ant-Man, as Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym's daughter is featured in the movie with Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly.
Now Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige confirms the appearance of Wasp.
"She factors in a number of spoiler-ish ways,” Feige told MTV. “But we will see Janet van Dyne in action in this film, and sort of what happened to her.”
Regarding what happened to Janet is presently unknown, but the cast teased it led to to Hank Pym hanging up his Ant-Man suit during the Cold War, and also leading to a rift between Hank and his daughter, Hope.
“Hope and her father don’t get along very well,” offered Evangeline Lilly. “And they haven’t for many years, for most of her life.”
It's presently unknown who will play Janet Van Dyne and Wasp in the movie, but at one time Rashida Jones was rumored for the role.
"Ant-Man" has a July 17, 2015 release directed by Peyton Reed starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket.
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.