Evangeline Lilly says Janet Van Dyne will be a superheroine in Ant-Man


Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne, in the upcoming Marvel Ant-Man movie by director Peyton Reed. We knew that Hank Pym was a superhero in his lifetime, but we weren’t sure about Janet. Lilly has confirmed that her character’s mom was a superheroine at some point.

“I thought Edgar’s idea to blend the [Hank and Scott] stories was brilliant,” Lilly tells BuzzFeed. “You’re going to have fans up there who insist that you tell the story of Hank Pym, and fans up there who will be more on the Scott Lang side of it.…I think we are going to come close to pleasing them all. And what’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes. I’m no schlump. I’m a pretty smart, competent, capable, kick-ass female. She’s very cool.”

Does this mean we’ll get to see Hank and Janet in their prime as superheroes on screen? What do you think of that?

Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.

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