WARNING! The following story may include SPOILERS for an upcoming Marvel movie. Read on at you're own RISK: It was rumored early on that Ant-Man would include a scene that showed Hank Pym in the 60s as he meets up with Peggy Carter and Howard Stark for secret meetings regarding the formation of The Avengers. In an interview with CNN, Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank and Janet Van Dyne, (aka Ant-Man and the Wasp), confirmed that Hank and Janet are the founders of Marvel's The Avengers, while explaining her role in the main story.
While promoting the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, in theaters this week, Evangeline Lilly offered even more insight into the heist elements behind Ant-Man. While speaking with CNN, she helps set up her character, and explains how Marvel's epic ensemble franchise Marvel's The Avengers ties into her 'smaller' crime thriller, forming that needed Marvel connection to the two films.
"[Hope] is the daughter of the founders of The Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp. She is a very talented, intelligent, capable woman and a force to be reckoned with.
She goes onto explain how she is directly involved with the huge heist that is being pulled off in the movie, though she won't reveal the exact details behind the how and why behind this adventure.
"[Ant-Man] is very much a heist film. It has all the fun, tension and drama of a good heist film. The heist is being masterminded by myself, my father and Scott Lang."
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. It's an interesting development to know that Hank's daughter is also directly involved in this heist. Will it bring them in contact with The Avengers? We'll have to wait until next year to find out.