Evangeline Lilly In Talks For The Female Lead In Edgar Wright’s ANT-MAN
We know that Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas will be the stars of Ant-Man, but there are still many roles left to cast. One that has lead to a lot of speculation is the female lead of Edgar Wright‘s long gestating Marvel film. There was a time where a rumor run rampant that Rudd would reunite with his I Love You Man co-star Rashida Jones. It was being suggested she would come aboard as Wasp, but those rumors crashed and burned when it was revealed Rudd would be playing the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man. Well now some news has hit about the unspecified female lead and it sounds like it may be Evangeline Lilly‘s job if she wants it.
Variety is reporting that Lilly is in early talks to star in Ant-man. Plot details are understandably on lock down, but word is that the actress could be playing Michael Douglas‘ daughter. In the comics Hank Pym doesn’t have any children, but we know Wright and writing partner Joe Cornish are deviating from the source material in some respects. Pym‘s daughter may also be a love interest for Rudd‘s Scott Lang according to the site. Marvel had no comment on the news. This is only speculation and thinking out loud on my part, but maybe Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp shows up after all. She could still be connected to Hank Pym as his wife, Lilly‘s character’s mother, or even his daughter if they changed things around enough.
Lilly is hot off a standout performance as the elf Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, so it makes sense she’s being eyed for another big franchise role. Filming begins pretty soon on Ant-Man, so hopefully we hear something official before long. What do you think about the possibility of Hank Pym having a daughter played by Lilly?