Word is out that Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Desolation of Smaug) is up for the female lead in Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man opposite Paul Rudd‘s Scott Lang character. What Marvel character will Lilly play?
The easy answer is Janet van Dyne, aka the Wasp because Lilly’s Ant-Man role is not a one-shot appearance, but a recurring role in either the follow-up Ant-Man II movie or perhaps the 3rd Avengers movie?
That would require some slight changes to the character’s back story as Michael Douglas is set to play Hank Pym, the guy who invents the Ant-Man tech and is the original Ant-Man. The change would be easy enough, just make Lilly the daughter of Pym and Janet van Dyne, or perhaps his lab assistant, but would long time fans be open to that change?
I just can’t see her in any other role in the Ant-Man movie franchise, can you? Cut her hair and she is Janet. What other character in the Marvel Universe could she be that would fit in the Ant-Man movie besides the Wasp or an original creation of Wright’s?
Ant-Man hits the big screen July 17th, 2015.