On top of Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, Marvel Studios brought along a few other surprises for fans gathered in Hall H this year — including more info on Ant-Man and the Wasp.
And that was all casting news. Hannah John Kamen is joining the cast as Ghost, traditionally a male character in comics; she stars alongside Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch and Lawrence Fishburn as Dr. Bill Foster, who once took up the role of Giant-Man himself (another of Hank Pym’s aliases).
But the biggest news is undoubtedly that Michelle Pfeiffer will be taking on the role of Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp. Van Dyne appeared briefly in flashbacks during Ant-Man, but her face was never shown. She died before the events of the movie.
The sequel to Ant-Man is expected to introduce Evangeline Lilly as the new Wasp, Hope van Dyne. The character has close ties to Ant-Man, as she’s the daughter of Hank Pym — the former Ant-Man and a brilliant biochemist — and his wife and fellow adventurer, Janet. Pym’s eponymous particles allow the Wasp to have many of the same powers as Ant-Man; in the comics universe, Janet and Hank were founding members of the Avengers.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will see the return of Rudd as Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Pym. Randall Park was also recently announced as a new member of the cast, hopping on board to play Jimmy Woo, an agent of SHIELD. The movie will again be directed by Peyton Reed.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released on July 6, 2018.