It’s official: Catwoman is now Janet Van Dyne.
In the reel, Paul Rudd (aka Scott Lang / Ant-Man) and Michael Peña (aka Luis) revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing Janet Van Dyne.
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Janet is the mother of Hope van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly in 2015's Ant-Man.
In one of Ant-Man's post-credits scene, Hope's father, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), bestows her with a brand-new Wasp costume. "If we're fortunate enough to do a sequel to Ant-Man, it's safe to say that Wasp would be a very big part of that story," Ant-Man director Peyton Reed told BuzzFeed News's Jarett Wieselman at the time of the movie's release.
Reed is returning to direct the sequel, which was written by Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari.
And it looks like Lilly may have played a role in Pfeiffer's casting: At the time of Ant-Man's release in 2015, Lilly told told CinemaBlend, "I have my dream casting already, for my mom: It’s got to be Michelle Pfeiffer."
"I would love to see a storyline where Hope somehow tries to find her mom or meets her or something happens where there’s some amazing reunion. I think that would be super cool," Lilly said.
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