‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Will Be All About Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne
There’s a few reasons to be stoked for Ant-Man and the Wasp: one, it’s the first time a female superhero is the titular star of a Marvel movie; two, Michelle Pfeiffer is back in the superhero genre; and now three: the sequel will be all about Pfeiffer’s character.
The first trailer for the sequel to Peyton Reed’s 2015 movie didn’t shed light on too many plot details. It was mostly a fun showcase of Evangeline Lilly‘s Wasp and all her awesome suit tech. The synopsis merely teased Paul Rudd‘s Scott and Lilly’s Hope van Dyne were on a new mission. But what mission? As a new piece on Entertainment Weekly reveals, they’re on a quest to rescue Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne, Hope’s mom and Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) wife, who disappeared in the Quantum Realm years ago. Lilly told EW of the rescue plot:
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.
The story also uncovered some new details on the movie’s villain, Ghost, played by Black Mirror and Ready Player One actress Hannah John-Kamen as a gender-swapped version of the Marvel Comics character. In the comics, the character was originally a man who spliced his consciousness with a tech he helped create. Reed said that the villain could really be any gender, so he found it more interesting to cast a woman in the role. He also shared new details on her abilities:
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.
Check out new photos from the sequel below, including a miniaturized Scott riding on the back of an actual wasp – guy’s gotta do something to keep up with Wasp and her wings.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters July 6.
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