After the success of this summer's Ant-Man, which earned over $180 million at the domestic box office and $518 million worldwide, Marvel announced the follow-up Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be released on July 6, 2018. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will be back to reprise their roles as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp in this sequel, but no story details have been divulged so far. Evangeline Lilly recently made an appearance at the Comic Con Experience in Brazil over the weekend, where she revealed a casting suggestion she has for the sequel
"I do not know anything about Ant-Man and Wasp. Marvel didn't tell me anything, but wouldn't it be cool if Hope was behind her mother and if she was played by Michelle Pfeiffer."
Earlier this year, while doing press for Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly revealed in an interview that she wants Hope to meet her mother, Janet Van Dyne, and that she wants Michelle Pfeiffer to play the role. In Ant-Man, we learned that Janet Van Dyne disappeared into the Quantum Realm several years ago. One of the Ant-Man end credits scene featured Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showing his daughter Hope the Wasp suit that both he and his mother were working on for her, at the time of her disappearance.
Evangeline Lilly revealed this summer that Michelle Pfeiffer's performance as Catwoman in 1992's Batman Returns was one of her favorite performances of all time, which is why she wants the actress to come aboard and play Janet Van Dyne. As of now, the sequel doesn't have a screenwriter attached to write the script yet, but Peyton Reed is coming back to direct. It isn't known how far along in development Ant-Man 2 is at this point, or if the producers are considering using Janet Van Dyne for this sequel.
It also isn't known if Ant-Man stars such as Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian and T.I. will reprise their roles for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Do you think Michelle Pfeiffer is a good choice to play Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp? Chime in with your thoughts and stay tuned for more developments on this upcoming sequel.