Michelle Pfeiffer Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man And The Wasp as Janet Van Dyne

Posted 2017/07/22 0 0

Pfeiffer will play original Wasp Janet Van Dyne in the movie.


After Marvel Studios’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off on Saturday night, Michael Pena and Paul Rudd revealed Pfeiffer was joining the Ant-Man sequel as Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. the original Wasp. Van Dyne is the wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother of Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). Kevin Feige took the stage to reveal the actress was their first choice for the role:

In Marvel's comic books, Janet Van Dyne is the original Wasp and a founding member, and one-time leader, of the Avengers. Van Dyne continued as a superhero even after Pym retired from adventuring, until she was lost in a sub-atomic realm and assumed dead. (She later returned, entirely healthy, because comics.) In Marvel's Ant-Man film, Pym mourns the loss of his wife, who has been lost in the sub-atomic realm in an act of heroism (she was disabling a rocket).

Additional announced roles include:

  • Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, a.k.a. Giant Man
  • Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost
  • Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo
  • Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch

Michelle Marie Pfeiffe is an American actress, singer and producer. She began her acting career in 1978 and had her first starring film role in Grease 2 (1982), before receiving mainstream attention for her breakout performance in Scarface (1983). Her greatest commercial successes include Batman Returns (1992), Dangerous Minds (1995), What Lies Beneath (2000) and Hairspray (2007).

Pfeiffer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). She received a third Oscar nomination for Love Field (1992). Her other notable film roles include The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Married to the Mob (1988), Frankie and Johnny (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Wolf (1994) and White Oleander (2002).

The original Ant-Man featured Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a would-be burglar who stumbles into a superhero role after stealing the classic Ant-Man suit that lets him grow and shrink at will. The film was a tonal shift for Marvel at the time, embracing a more comedic, breezy tone, which made it one of the more unique offerings on the studio’s slate. Peyton Reed will return to direct the sequel with a script by Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari. Walton Goggins, Randall Park, and Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror) will also star in the film, alongside returning cast Rudd, Lilly, T.I., and Douglas. The movie’s scheduled for release on July 6th, 2018.