There are a lot of interesting things to think about in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie is the first MCU film to feature a female hero in the title. This film is more about a journey for Evangeline Lily’s character Hope Van Dyne than anything. In an exclusive with EW, Lily, director Peyton Reed, and Paul Rudd all talked about a few things involving Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Lily spoke about being the first female hero to have her name in the title of an MCU film:
“It means a lot to me. If I’m honest with myself, I feel a lot of pressure to make sure that it is everything that the world wants it to be.”
The film is basically Hope Van Dyne’s movie in a sense. We get to learn more about her on her journey with Scott Lang and her father Hank Pym as they search for her mother. Lang traveled to the Quantum Realm in the first Ant-Man and came back. The Quantum Realm is where Janet Van Dyne, Hope’s mother, is trapped. She traveled there many years ago and was not able to make it back. Forcing Hank Pym to exhaust every way possible that he may be able to bring her back.
Lily spoke of her character and trying to save Janet Van Dyne:
“Scott entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible. The question has arisen, ‘Can Janet come back?’ So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.”
Reed talked about Pfeiffer playing Janet Van Dyne:
“She hasn’t done one of these films since she played Catwoman with Tim Burton. It was really interesting to bring her in and get her up to speed on all the mythology and her place in this world.”
It’s truly a legendary thing to be able to get an actress from one of the best superhero film eras to be in this film. She has not played in one of these films in about two decades. Pfeiffer is an amazing actress, who deserves to have a role in any comic book film. Her role as Catwoman was amazing, and her acting as Selina Kyle is something I’ll always remember.
The movie’s villain, Ghost, is a male in the comics. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Ghost is a female. The villain will be played by Tomb Raider’s Hannah John-Kamen. There are a few clips of her in the trailers and she looks amazing. I’m excited to see her in this film. She also starred in Ready Player One. This is exciting that she’s getting three amazing roles in some pretty huge films across the board.
Reed commented on casting Ghost as a female:
“The Ghost character could be male, female, anything, so it just seemed more interesting to us [to cast a woman]. Ghost’s primary power is the ability to ‘phase,’ which allows Ghost to move through solid matter. She has all sorts of strange versions of that phasing power — it proves quite difficult for Ant-Man and Wasp to deal with.”
Another Tomb Raider star, Walter Goggins will be starring in the film as Sonny Burch, a low-level criminal. Man of Steel’s Laurence Fishburne is also in the film starring as Bill Foster, a colleague of Hank Pym. Paul Rudd talked about working with Fishburne:
“He told me what it was like shooting Apocalypse Now and hanging out with Marlon Brando. That was just about the coolest day of work I’ve ever had.”
You can view the exclusive images from the film below:
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Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily:
Ant-Man joins forces with the Wasp on an urgent new mission to uncover secrets from the past.