A new casting call for Ant-Man and the Wasp has confirmed that the Marvel sequel is set to include a 1980s sequence, with the production seeking “men and women of all ages who can portray Argentinean locals for a park scene taking place in 1987.”
Interestingly, 1987 is the year that Janet Van Dyne disappeared into the Quantum Realm as The Wasp and Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) Ant-Man attempted to disarm a Soviet missile.
Presumably the scene in question will be a flashback of sorts, setting the stage for Janet’s subsequent return later in the film (where she is being portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer).
It may also possibly explain the recent post from Hayley Atwell, where she teased a Peggy Carter return, complete with tracking dots on her face.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
Ant-Man & The Wasp sees Peyton Reed returning to the director’s chair and stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michael Pena (Luis), David Dastmalchian (Kurt), Abby Ryder Fortson (Cassie Lang), Judy Greer (Maggie), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton) and T.I. (Dave), while new additions to the cast include Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath, Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release in the UK on June 29th, 2018, and in the US on July 6th, 2018.