Janet van Dyne

Ant-Man and the Wasp premiered this weekend to excited fans. While not as gut-wrenching as Avengers: Infinity War, the film had a humor and heart to it that Marvel lovers might need right about now.

Even more importantly, though, it now marks us being only one film away from Avengers 4.

In wait of the heart-stopping, intense film, let’s look at some of the Ant-Man facts that might mean intriguing things for the future of the MCU.  (more…)


When Evangeline Lilly was cast in ‘Ant-Man,’ everybody thought she was a great pick to play Janet Van Dyne’s Wasp, the comic book founding member of the Avengers. Then, news broke out that she would actually be playing Hope Van Dyne, Janet’s and Hank Pym’s daughter (some sites are calling her Hope PymIMDB isn’t doing either). We all started to wonder who would be playing the Wasp in that film, especially when it was reported that Janet, if alive, would be a senior citizen by then. It started to make some kind of sense that Marvel Studios would choose against plotting Hank and Jan’s relationship because it had some very dark clouds above it. But fans still wanted their Wasp and it wasn’t looking like we were gonna get her until today. (more…)


Since the first ‘Avengers’ film came out, geeks like myself have been wondering about what would happen with comics founding member The Wasp. With a handful of wonderful actresses who could potentially deliver a great Janet Van Dyne, we thought maybe she’d come in for the second film, show up in someone else’s, etc. Eva Longeria could’ve done it; Morena Baccarin would’ve been an acceptable choice; Rashida Jones might’ve finally jumped out of my dreams and into some skin-tight black leather. Moreover, Ant-Man co-star Evangeline Lilly would’ve been a top notch choice for the role. But, when Michael Douglas dropped by Comic Con and gave a little back-story on the film’s depiction of Hank Pym, it seemed to kibosh the likelihood of seeing the Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever. (Possible SPOILERS) (more…)

Will The Wasp Show Up in ‘Iron Man 3’?

The more we learn about Iron Man 3, the more fodder for rumor there is. The latest? Stephanie Szostak is playing Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp. Her addition to the cast was announced before this year’s Comic-Con, her role is still unspecified, and since then we’ve seen next to nothing of her. All we got in the latest trailer was a quick shot of her violently and suggestively shoving Tony Stark against a wall. Those are the facts and nothing about them clearly link Szostak to playing The Wasp.

And this is why it’s a rumor, but a fun rumor I’d love to see play out. The lineup in The Avengers was heavy with dudes, but I don’t want them adding more woman characters without any thought. When they introduce characters I want them to be characters not token inclusions. Black Widow was a character, Maria Hill, eh, not as much.

So where’d this Wasp rumor begin? As with so many things, nowadays, a tweet,

Who’s Roger Wardell when he’s not tweeting? No one really knows, but the guy’s been posting a ton of “Insider News” that has yet to be proven wrong. For instance he was tweeting about The Falcon being in Captain America 2 before it was confirmed. Lucky guess? Maybe.

Wardell isn’t the only one teasing Szostak as The Wasp. ComicBook.com is reporting a “tipster” has told them Szostak is definitely playing Janet van Dyne. So maybe she doesn’t become The Wasp in Iron Man 3, but Janet could be introduced.

Combine the cryptic tweet and ComicBook.com’s “tipster” with reports an early draft of The Avengers included The Wasp. Add in the fact Van Dyne was an original founding member of the team. Remember she’s also often seen in the company of Hank Pym, Ant-Man, as either partner, lover or both and we know Marvel has plans for Ant-Man to appear in Phase 2. All of it this makes Szostak playing The Wasp sound very likely.

What do you think? Sure it’s all hearsay, but it’s intriguing nonetheless. Could Szostak be Janet van Dyne and will we see here become The Wasp in time for Avengers 2?

Source: Screen Rant