Evangeline Lilly Will Play Ant-Man’s Girlfriend

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Evangeline Lilly

Or, well, she will be once she signs on the dotted line and officially joins the cast of the Edgar Wright superhero movie. At the moment, the official word has former “Lost” star Evangeline Lilly only in “early talks” for the role.

According to the trades, Lilly would play the film’s main female part, the daughter of Hank Pym (to be played by Michael Douglas) and, eventually, Scott Lang’s love interest. In comic book canon, Pym was the original Ant-Man, and is succeeded by Lang (to be played by Paul Rudd).

Of course, since Ant-Man is most commonly associated with The Wasp, no doubt all the speculations will now turn to Lilly eventually slapping on leotards and wings and flying around.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’s” Edgar Wright is directing from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”), with the film currently scheduled for 2015, the same year as Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” though the two movies are said not to be linked. Which is weird for Marvel (especially since in comic book land, Pym created Ultron), but there you have it.

Evangeline Lilly, of course, is best known for the TV show “Lost,” but recently played a bow-slingin’ elf in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

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Via : Variety

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  • Juggernaut

    Not sure how they’ll spin the character that she is intended to play but she would make a great Janey Van Dyne!
    From the rumors she’ll be Hank Pym’s daughter and if that is the case they could still make her Janet/Wasp.
    However, the Hank & Janet relationship was the crux of the Ant-Man cannon.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yes, but it has gotten stale and old. Hence them mvoing away from it in the comics, both mainstream and ultimate. So this could be interesting. The thing is I think they need to still have Scott’s daughter Cassie in it.

      • Juggernaut

        She grows up to be Stature right? I could see Elle Fanning in that role.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          That’s her!!! Yeah she’d be decent. But I think they should go for a younger actress thatcan grow into the part af few years from now if they want to use her. Elle is great for the role right now though.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I loved her in the Hobbit, hope she’s Wasp.