The release of the follow-up to Peyton Reed’s 2015 Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp is now only three months away but details surrounding the plot has, until now, been a bit vague. Finally, thanks to the film’s star, Evangeline Lilly – who plays Hope van Dyne – and Reed, further details have arisen.
What we do know so far, is that the sequel will follow on from Captain America: Civil War with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang trying to come to grips with his new role as Ant-Man. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Lily has opened up and revealed how the sequel links with the first outing.
“Scott entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible. The question has arisen ‘Can Janet come back?’ So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.”
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Director, Peyton Reed also waded in on the film’s villain, Ghost and the reasoning for, thankfully, casting a woman in the role and what he has in store for her.
“The Ghost character could be male, female, anything, so it just seemed more interesting to us [to cast a woman]. Ghosts primary power is the ability to ‘phase,’ which allows Ghost to move through solid matter. She has all sorts of strange versions of that phasing power — it proves quite difficult for Ant-Man and Wasp to deal with.”
Reprising their roles for the sequel are Paul Rudd, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip ‘TI’ Harris and David Dastmalchian, with Evangeline Lilly suiting up as the Wasp joining fellow newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park.
The film is released July 6 in the U.S. and August 3 in the UK.