It’s starting to feel like there’s been a long gap between Ant-Man and its planned sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp. However, with a July 2018 release planned, they’re now moving into high gear, filling out the cast. That includes the announcement at Comic Con that Michelle Pfeiffer has signed up to play Janet Van Dyne in the movie.
She joins fellow newbies, Walton Goggins as Ghost, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.
Janet Van Dyne is the mother of Evengeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne, who in the film will become The Wasp. It’s potentially major casting news, as in the comics, Janet was the original Wasp and the first wife of the original Ant-Man Dr. Henry Pym (Michael Douglas). She’s also been a member of The Avengers, and was even their chairman for a time. It therefore means there’s potentially space to move Pfeiffer into other Marvel movies.