Evangeline Lilly in talks to join Ant-Man

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Looks as if Ant-Man has found its leading lady! Variety and The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that LOST star Evangeline Lilly is in early talks to star opposite Paul Rudd in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. If she takes on the role she would portray Hank Pym’s daughter and the role will require multiple appearances per Marvel’s style.

Does this mean that Lilly will be playing Janet van Dyne Pym a.k.a. The Wasp in the film? Variety believes that she’ll be playing the daughter of Hank Pym and Scott Lang’s love interest. It’s difficult to conceive what other comic book character Lilly would be playing so all signs point to Lilly playing Janet. In the comics, Hank Pym never has a daughter and Scott Lang has his ex-wife Peggy who is rarely featured in the comics. If I were a betting man I’d bet that Lilly would play Wasp in Ant-Man, putting the Marvel female superhero total to 5 (Black Widow, Lady Sif, Gamora, Scarlet Witch and Wasp).

Along with Paul Rudd, the cast includes Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Michael Peña in an undisclosed role.

What do you think?

Ant-Man shrinks into theaters on July 17, 2015.

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