Following her role as Catwoman in Batman Returns, Michelle Pfeiffer returns to the superhero fold with Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Michelle Pfeiffer is set to play Janet van Dyne, the mother to Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne and the original Wasp, who disappeared inside the Quantum Realm.
“It had this great sense of humor about it and just this unusual tone,” she said about director Peyton Reed’s take on the first Ant-Man. “This new script has the same thing. It’s nicely written.”
Michelle Pfeiffer also offered up she is currently studying up on the Marvel comic books.
“I just started reading them, and I’m having a really hard time,” Pfeiffer said. “There’s so much information on a page, and it’s not linear. When I’m skim reading them it’s difficult to know that this part comes after that and who is talking in what bubble.”
Regarding her role as Catwoman, with DC currently creating their Batman universe of films and with Catwoman said to be featured in the Margot Robbie Gotham City Sirens movie, would Michelle Pfeiffer consider a return to the role? You betcha!
Pfeiffer says she would love to reprise her Catwoman character, though she won’t repeat the lengths she went to in playing Selina Kyle. In the pre-CGI era, a scene where Catwoman sticks a bird in her mouth before releasing it required her to perform with a live animal. “I can’t believe I did that,” she says. “I could have gotten a disease.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp has a July 6, 2018 release.