Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man?

Reports are surfacing that former LOST star and recent The Hobbit star Evangeline Lily is in talks to play an undisclosed role in Marvel Studio’s upcoming Ant-Man film.

406px-WaspersThe film has been making headlines recently when it was announced that Michael Douglas would be playing Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, after the announcement that Paul Rudd would be the lead in the film. A lot of fans took issue with the idea of using two different Ant-Men, despite director Edgar Wright having said for months that this film would see the passing of the torch from an older retired Hank Pym to the younger present day Scott Lang, with backstory showing Pym in his heyday as a young adventurer.

Today’s news begs the question who will Lily play in the film. One would assume that the most likely role would be Janet Van Dyne aka The Wasp, Hank’s love interest and partner. But if Hank is a retired adventurer, wouldn’t Janet also be presumably retired. Perhaps she only appears in flashback? Or maybe they are further muddling the continuity by having her play Janet as Scott Lang’s love interest. It’s possible, maybe probable that she won’t be playing Janet but rather a completely different character. Of course until an announcement this is all purely speculation, but it does bring up a lot of concerns fans are having that they are straying too far from the established comic continuity and though Janet and Hank are not as beloved as their other Avenger friends, they do seem to be getting a raw deal, having been cut from the franchise so far (despite being founding Avengers) and Hank not being involved in the Ultron plot (so far as we know).

Unfortunately as there is little information to process there isn’t much we can be certain about for the time being. Stay tuned for more guys.

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