Evangeline Lilly in talks for 'Ant-Man'

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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio
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We haven't heard much Ant-Man news since it was announced Michael Douglas would play Hank Pym and Paul Rudd would be Scott Lang.

Apparently we missed the news that Edgar Wright brought on Michael Pena for an undisclosed role.

The Hollywood Reporter has the latest. Evangeline Lilly is in talks to "star as the female lead" in the movie. Before you get excited, that doesn't necessarily mean Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp. It's possible but with Scott Lang as the lead male, well, we'll have to wait and see how the story plays out.

The Hollywood Reporter also mentions that this is not intended to be a "one-off appearance." That means if she does land the role, we could expect to see more of her in a sequel or other Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

What are your thoughts?

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#1 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Big Lost fan. Always thought she woulda made a good Wonder Woman.

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#2 Posted by Aeron_Glyndwr (1365 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooooooooooooooh. Big fan of hers. This would be awesome.

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#3 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

If the cast of Lost were the only actors in every movie ever made, I'd be totally cool with it.

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#4 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

Should would make an awesome WASP!!! Loved her in LOST!

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#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

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#6 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

If the cast of Lost were the only actors in every movie ever made, I'd be totally cool with it.

So so so so much this.

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#7 Posted by GraniteSoldier (12746 posts) - - Show Bio

Never been a fan of Lost, but I'm a fan of looking at her.

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#8 Posted by westy206 (1073 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Jacosta

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#9 Posted by danhimself (21433 posts) - - Show Bio

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

her age is dependent on his though...everyone seems to think that because Hank will be old in the movie universe that means that we won't get to see Wasp....I don't see the problem here at all....what does it matter if he's old? That doesn't effect her character at all

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#10 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

her age is dependent on his though...everyone seems to think that because Hank will be old in the movie universe that means that we won't get to see Wasp....I don't see the problem here at all....what does it matter if he's old? That doesn't effect her character at all

Because Wasp an and Hank not having a relationship is weird as hell.

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#11 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

Wasp is Hank's daughter, mutated into her powers due to his experiments/exposure to Pym Particles before he developed a way to harness them. She'll attempt to recover the stolen suit in Pym's stead using her powers, then joins up with Scott for some reason. Over the course of the movie, her and Scott will hook up. Eventually, this will result in the birth of Cassie.

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#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

Wasp is Hank's daughter, mutated into her powers due to his experiments/exposure to Pym Particles before he developed a way to harness them. She'll attempt to recover the stolen suit in Pym's stead using her powers, then joins up with Scott for some reason. Over the course of the movie, her and Scott will hook up. Eventually, this will result in the birth of Cassie.

I hate that.

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#13 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

This woman is beautiful. She was in Smallville too. And Real Steel. I haven't watched Lost but I'd be on board with her joining the movie/franchise.

@jonny_anonymous said:

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

her age is dependent on his though...everyone seems to think that because Hank will be old in the movie universe that means that we won't get to see Wasp....I don't see the problem here at all....what does it matter if he's old? That doesn't effect her character at all

I could see how it would effect her character considering they're always shipped together. They might be divorced now and seeing other people but they'll always have that Clark/Lois feel from most fans. An old Hank and a young Janet just doesn't seem right.

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#14 Posted by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate that.

I didn't expect you to like it. I was merely attempting to explain how they might do it. I wouldn't want them to, I doubt they'd dare, but there was a time I doubted we'd ever get an Ant Man movie at all. There was a time I doubted they'd use any Ant Man than Hank Pym. There was a time I doubted they'd ever make a Fantastic Four movie with a black Johnny Storm. There was a time I doubted Jesse Eisenberg would play Lex Luthor.

Point is: How we feel about what they do clearly isn't a factor in whether or not they do it.

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#15 Posted by Ostyo (14103 posts) - - Show Bio

She'll be a character made just for the movie!

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#16 Posted by ccraft (12437 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#17 Edited by MarcosVergara14 (543 posts) - - Show Bio
@arturocalakayvee said:

This woman is beautiful. She was in Smallville too. And Real Steel. I haven't watched Lost but I'd be on board with her joining the movie/franchise.

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@jonny_anonymous said:

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

her age is dependent on his though...everyone seems to think that because Hank will be old in the movie universe that means that we won't get to see Wasp....I don't see the problem here at all....what does it matter if he's old? That doesn't effect her character at all

I could see how it would effect her character considering they're always shipped together. They might be divorced now and seeing other people but they'll always have that Clark/Lois feel from most fans. An old Hank and a young Janet just doesn't seem right.

After the movie in Marvel Comics: Hank Pym is magically aged up in Avengers A.I now he is in a wheel chair, by his age he tell Janet the can no longer be together, Janet being sad by they break up looks for comfort in the most alike man in the Marvel Universe and that is how se finds Scott Lang she helps him to overcome the death of his daughter and they fall in love but the relationship is cut by Hank Pym being very sick. In his last breath he gives them his bless in their relationship, he tells Janet to be with the one she truly loves. And then he dies. A year later they have a son which they call Hank in his honor.

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#18 Posted by RoninAutomaton (25 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be a bit of a jump to get there, but ... Jocasta??

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#19 Posted by kit07 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to see her in the MCU. If she doesn't play Wasp, who do you think she would be?

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#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@marcosvergara14: and so does everybody at Marvel Comics when I burn it to the ground.

@jonsmith said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

I hate that.

I didn't expect you to like it. I was merely attempting to explain how they might do it. I wouldn't want them to, I doubt they'd dare, but there was a time I doubted we'd ever get an Ant Man movie at all. There was a time I doubted they'd use any Ant Man than Hank Pym. There was a time I doubted they'd ever make a Fantastic Four movie with a black Johnny Storm. There was a time I doubted Jesse Eisenberg would play Lex Luthor.

Point is: How we feel about what they do clearly isn't a factor in whether or not they do it.

I don't understand why they can't just make a proper Ant Man film. I mean I get it when they have to change stuff around because it wouldn't work on the big screen but why change stuff up so radically?

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#21 Edited by JonSmith (4529 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand why they can't just make a proper Ant Man film. I mean I get it when they have to change stuff around because it wouldn't work on the big screen but why change stuff up so radically?

You want to know the most likely reason? The one that's most likely sticking in their minds? The reason that they are worried about being thrown up and mentioned in every article had they gone with Hank Pym as they should have? This is the reason:

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Even today, this is still a defining moment of his character, what he's still remembered for. They probably didn't go with Hank Pym because of that. Whereas Scott Lang is known as a thief with a heart of gold whose daughter died.

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#22 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

I don't understand why they can't just make a proper Ant Man film. I mean I get it when they have to change stuff around because it wouldn't work on the big screen but why change stuff up so radically?

You want to know the most likely reason? The one that's most likely sticking in their minds? The reason that they are worried about being thrown up and mentioned in every article had they gone with Hank Pym as they should have? This is the reason:

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Even today, this is still a defining moment of his character, what he's still remembered for. They probably didn't go with Hank Pym because of that. Whereas Scott Lang is known as a thief with a heart of gold whose daughter died.

Than that makes them total cowards for not being able to face up to that or even incorporating it in to the film.

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#23 Edited by MarcosVergara14 (543 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: It's Marvel they have a little habit of making their comics to look like the movies when it should be backwards. There are a few examples Captain America becoming once again the man out of time, Loki look in his new comic, Tony Stark now is magically RDJ, Hawkeye new costume inpired by the movie (although is his costume in the Ultimate Universe recolored in the 616 version), 616 Nick Fury has disappeared being replaced by a copy of the movie version (based again in the Ultimate Universe) who claims to be his son and curiously has an eye patch in the same eye than him. And on top of that you get all the variant covers featuring the movie version of the team.

Like in here (even though Black Widow didn´t even appeared in this issue) to atract movie fans to read the comics.

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#24 Edited by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

Between Michael Douglas to Jesse Eisenberg's casting, where is this rumoured casting placed? Safe, left-field or WTF?

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#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

@marcosvergara14: Yea, I know. I just said over in the thread about the female Dr Doom in the new FF movie, that Marvel will now bring back Lucia Von Bardas and make her the new Dr Doom as that is exactly something them would do.

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#26 Posted by viin (953 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Lost but she seems she would fit in pretty good as well as pretty herself. Better then Natalie Portman. Hopefully they have a good way of adapting Wasp. How can they not include her if she was the original female avenger? Otherwise I would say shes a SHIELD agent of some sort but Im doubting it since they cant even make the Agents of SHIELD show interesting. If she doesnt show up as either of those characters I wouldnt expect her to have another Marvel role in any other movies.

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#27 Posted by MarcosVergara14 (543 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Shhhhh!!!! don´t write thing like that Marvel might pick up the idea

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#28 Edited by RaggedScarecrow (1142 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm betting that she's been cast as Wasp, which is exciting because I love all the members of the Ant-Family. I wonder if Cassie will make an appearance here? Hope so, a Young Avengers Movie/TV show would be awesome (tv show is probably the best direction for it.).

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#29 Posted by BoyWander (333 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: It's Marvel they have a little habit of making their comics to look like the movies when it should be backwards. There are a few examples Captain America becoming once again the man out of time, Loki look in his new comic, Tony Stark now is magically RDJ, Hawkeye new costume inpired by the movie (although is his costume in the Ultimate Universe recolored in the 616 version), 616 Nick Fury has disappeared being replaced by a copy of the movie version (based again in the Ultimate Universe) who claims to be his son and curiously has an eye patch in the same eye than him. And on top of that you get all the variant covers featuring the movie version of the team.

Like in here (even though Black Widow didn´t even appeared in this issue) to atract movie fans to read the comics.

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#30 Posted by tomasmaclgh (131 posts) - - Show Bio

If Ant-Man is Scott Lang, then maybe she will be playing Jessica Jones.

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#31 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1884 posts) - - Show Bio

she ruined Lost for me as much as Lana ruined smallville , but I didnt even know it was her in Hobbit2 till the credits.

But yes I also think Wasp. Even if she is another character, she'll be Wasp & eventually join the Avengers with whichever Ant-Man is in the same time period as the rest.

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#32 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1546 posts) - - Show Bio

She would be awesome as jessica drew.

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#33 Posted by JeanRalphio (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

If Ant-Man is Scott Lang, then maybe she will be playing Jessica Jones.

They won't,unless Iron Fist and Cage are actually in it. Like in that episode of the Avengers where Ed Wright tweeted "Homework".

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#35 Posted by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Marvel always have to make safe choices when it comes to casting?! Come on Marvel shake up it bit. Michael Douglas was a good start, now find somebody else who wouldn't fit the bill or make people flip out (basically every DC/WB casting so far I guess).

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#36 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (834 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man! I love Evangeline Lilly! Having her in this movie would be awesome! I wouldn't mind her as Janet at all.

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#37 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like Evangeline Lilly is likely to be Hank's SHIELD handler who ends up trying to get back the tech Scott Lang steals but ends up working with him. If that character is Janet van Dyne I'm okay with that because I'll buy her working with Thor, Cap and Iron Man more than either Michael Douglas or Paul Rudd.

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#38 Posted by chalkshark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

She could be playing Lang's wife, and the mother of Stature.

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#39 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17995 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd be kinda funny if she was Miss Thing

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#41 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised no-one said Peggy Rae (Cassie's mother/Scott's ex wife) or even Cassie herself.

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#42 Posted by amazing_webhead (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

Agreed. I've already lost faith in the whole damn thing

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#43 Edited by amazing_webhead (9820 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

I don't understand why they can't just make a proper Ant Man film. I mean I get it when they have to change stuff around because it wouldn't work on the big screen but why change stuff up so radically?

You want to know the most likely reason? The one that's most likely sticking in their minds? The reason that they are worried about being thrown up and mentioned in every article had they gone with Hank Pym as they should have? This is the reason:

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Even today, this is still a defining moment of his character, what he's still remembered for. They probably didn't go with Hank Pym because of that. Whereas Scott Lang is known as a thief with a heart of gold whose daughter died.

I agree with the part about that being why. And I think that ignoring the fact that people always focusing on this instead of something that wasn't over resolved and dealt with in a few issues (like how the freaking Avengers was his idea), Ant-Man Season 1 was more than able to give him a personality without even implying it. Why nobody can pull their head out of their ass and move the fuck on is beyond me.

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#44 Posted by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but wasn't there originally a big age difference between Hank and the Wasp? She was the daughter of one of his colleagues, and he was attracted to her because she looked just like his first wife who was deceased (Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor style).

I wouldn't be surprised if that origin has been ret-conned since, but I'm pretty sure that's how the original story went.

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#45 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Well. She's hot.

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#46 Posted by RustyRoy (16610 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved her in Lost and Hobbit, she'd make an awesome Wasp. And she's hot.

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#47 Posted by leokearon (1970 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

How can they have Wasp and an very old Hank? This is all messed up :(

maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but wasn't there originally a big age difference between Hank and the Wasp? She was the daughter of one of his colleagues, and he was attracted to her because she looked just like his first wife who was deceased (Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor style).

I wouldn't be surprised if that origin has been ret-conned since, but I'm pretty sure that's how the original story went.

According to the official Marvel Handbook Jan is a lot younger than Hank, something like 15-20 age different.

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#48 Posted by Blizaga101 (1036 posts) - - Show Bio

oh imagine, and this is probably a bit far fetched. Young hank pym experimented with pym particles etc, wanted to involve janet, but problems occured and she shrunk so small she vanished off the face of the earth. But shes actually trapped in the microverse, she doesnt age and for the film returns to earth in modern times. Id love it if this happened, means we could still have wasp young and epic as ever :D

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#49 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3998 posts) - - Show Bio

I love her

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#50 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1811 posts) - - Show Bio

If she was wasp than that would make it real awkward with Douglas as Pym? still not sold on his casting as pym, sort of seems like pym is getting pushed aside.

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