In Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly costarred as Hope van Dyne (above). She reluctantly helps her estranged father, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to train Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), so he can become the new Ant-Man and defeat new, dangerous threats.
The sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, is now in production. Lilly shared the first look at her character in costume as The Wasp (below) and paid tribute to legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby.
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017
Here’s what else we know about the movie.
Who is directing?
Peyton Reed is once again at the helm.
Which stars from the original are reprising their roles?
In addition to Lilly, Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. Michael Pena and Michael Douglas will reprise their roles as Luis and Hank Pym, respectively, along with Tip “T.I.” Harris and David Dastmalchian as Scott’s criminal cohorts. Bobby Cannavale returns as a police officer engaged to Scott’s ex-wife, portrayed by Judy Greer.
Who are the new additions to the cast?
Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet van Dyne, Hope’s mother and Hank’s wife. Walton Goggins will portray the villainous Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen will play Ghost, who may be an antihero or a villain; Randall Park is set to play S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo; Laurence Fishburne will costar as Dr. Bill Foster, a biochemist who can grow in size.
What’s the official synopsis?
“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father.
“As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.”
When will it open in theaters?
July 6, 2018.