So Evangeline Lilly might be playing a key role in Ant-Man: Good news all around! Lilly is still best known for her work on Lost, where she managed to make Kate into an appealing heroine despite the fact that the show never figured how to give her good flashbacks. (Or flashforwards.) (Or flash-sideways.) (Spoiler alert?) But she was a lot of fun playing Human Female in Real Steel, and by all accounts was good as Elf Female in 2 Hobbit 2 Smaug. She throws a mean right hook. She was in a movie that won Best Picture. It makes sense that Marvel would want to hire her.
But what, exactly, are they hiring her for? Variety thinks she’s playing the daughter of one Ant-Man and the lover of another (Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd, respectively.) There’s not really a character like that in the comic books — further proof that the Edgar Wright project will depart considerably from the source material. But there is a love interest central to the Ant-Man mythology: The Wasp, a.k.a. Janet Van Dyne. Born to a wealthy New York family, The Wasp was originally conceived as a wacky mid-century socialite, and although she eventually became a bit more serious, that never stopped her from changing her costume practically on a monthly basis. Basically, she started out as Katherine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby but then became Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face. READ FULL STORY