During a discussion with Vulture about the prominence of female characters in the MCU, head honcho Kevin Feige has been talking up Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance as Janet Van Dyne in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp.
The wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and mother to Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Janet is currently lost in the Quantum Realm, so as you can imagine, Pfeiffer’s role will underpin a lot of the emotional beats of Peyton Reed’s sequel, and Feige has confirmed as much by revealing “I don’t want to say too much, but I will say that’s she’s every bit as iconic and amazing in this part as you would imagine,” going on to add that “People ask sometimes about movie stars and star power and who’s the most exciting person to be around, and the truth is that once you get to know them as people, they don’t feel like movie stars — everybody is just a super-impressive human. But in a room full of movie stars, Michelle Pfeiffer rises to the top.”
Exciting right? We all remember the last time Pfeiffer embodied an iconic comicbook character, as Catwoman in Batman Returns, so this bodes well for the first post Avengers: Infinity War outing.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym 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 the past.
Ant-Man and 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.