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Evangeline Lilly eyed for leading role in Edgar Wright's Ant-Man

Feb. 5, 2014by: Niki Stephens

Ive been a fan of Evangeline Lilly since her LOST days, and I was super excited when I heard that she got a role in THE HOBBIT franchise. Even better? She kicked tons of ass! Not that I was surprised

I was a little sad that she wasnt in more movies after LOST ended, though I think that was a choice that she personally made. The latest news on the actress has her being eyed for the leading female role in Edgar Wrights ANT-MAN.

According to inside sources, if Lilly is cast she would play the role of Hank Pyms (Michael Douglas) daughter and Scott Langs (Paul Rudd) love interest. This is sort of a flip on the original material in which Lang steals Pyms Ant-Man suit in order to save his daughter.

Weve known that Wright would take a few different turns with the story yet we still have so little on what he has instore. If you follow the director on Twitter then you can see that hes been doing his homework.

Production on the flick begins this April.

Source: Variety

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5:21PM on 02/06/2014
They should just make her Janet Van Dyne. Obviously it doesn't gel with the original comics, but they could have Hank's wife be a new character with the last name Van Dyne. Their daughter Janet could be estranged from her father, so she uses her mother's last name as her own. Happens all the time in the real world. Maybe she becomes involved with Scott Lang, he finds out her dad was Ant-Man, and he swipes the suit. As for Jan's origin, MickLoud already said they can't make her a mutant because
They should just make her Janet Van Dyne. Obviously it doesn't gel with the original comics, but they could have Hank's wife be a new character with the last name Van Dyne. Their daughter Janet could be estranged from her father, so she uses her mother's last name as her own. Happens all the time in the real world. Maybe she becomes involved with Scott Lang, he finds out her dad was Ant-Man, and he swipes the suit. As for Jan's origin, MickLoud already said they can't make her a mutant because of the Fox thing, but she could have powers as a result of her dad's experiments. That works for me.
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12:10PM on 02/06/2014

You mean Janet... Wasp... I thought this was a fanboy sight? This should be obvious

You mean Janet... Wasp... I thought this was a fanboy sight? This should be obvious
You mean Janet... Wasp... I thought this was a fanboy sight? This should be obvious
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11:54AM on 02/06/2014
Sounds fine to me. Actually it sounds like they came up with a way to retread Janet Van Dyne's origin. Instead of having to acknowledge she's a mutant (can't b/c of Fox). They might be going with the angle that she's Pym's daughter and has her powers because of the effect of Pym Particles on Hank Pym's molecules or something, and that's how she has the power to shrink in size and become the Wasp.
So maybe instead of Scott Lang stealing Pym's suit, it actually works out that Pym goes to Lang
Sounds fine to me. Actually it sounds like they came up with a way to retread Janet Van Dyne's origin. Instead of having to acknowledge she's a mutant (can't b/c of Fox). They might be going with the angle that she's Pym's daughter and has her powers because of the effect of Pym Particles on Hank Pym's molecules or something, and that's how she has the power to shrink in size and become the Wasp.
So maybe instead of Scott Lang stealing Pym's suit, it actually works out that Pym goes to Lang specifically to get help for his daughter because he's too old to do it himself.
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8:12AM on 02/06/2014
Sounds fine to me.

I remember I thought she'd look idiotic in red hair & elf ears & ended just...captivated every time her face was on the screen in the Hobbit. DAMN she's just so gorgeous.
Sounds fine to me.

I remember I thought she'd look idiotic in red hair & elf ears & ended just...captivated every time her face was on the screen in the Hobbit. DAMN she's just so gorgeous.
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1:25AM on 02/06/2014

There seriously like isn't even room for speculation here.

If she's being eyed for the lead female role in an Ant-Man movie then it's Wasp. End of discussion. It's just a basic law of the universe.
If she's being eyed for the lead female role in an Ant-Man movie then it's Wasp. End of discussion. It's just a basic law of the universe.
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6:49AM on 02/06/2014
Well, as much as I'd like that, she'd logically be The Wasp's daughter... Maybe the next generation ?
But I'd totally see her as Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' daughter...
Well, as much as I'd like that, she'd logically be The Wasp's daughter... Maybe the next generation ?
But I'd totally see her as Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones' daughter...
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12:40AM on 02/06/2014

I'd watch her in anything!

I would love to see her join the Marvel universe!

PS nice choice of picture to start the article!
I would love to see her join the Marvel universe!

PS nice choice of picture to start the article!
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11:09PM on 02/05/2014
I was seriously hoping she would of been cast as Wonder Woman but no such luck.
I was seriously hoping she would of been cast as Wonder Woman but no such luck.
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10:35PM on 02/05/2014
It would make sense if she was Wasp 2.0, especially if her mother was the original Wasp. Helen Mirren for Janet Van Dyne? ;)
It would make sense if she was Wasp 2.0, especially if her mother was the original Wasp. Helen Mirren for Janet Van Dyne? ;)
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6:52AM on 02/06/2014
Completely agreeing with you, except I think it would be a shame not having Catherine Zeta-Jones as The Wasp, with Douglas being Pym
Completely agreeing with you, except I think it would be a shame not having Catherine Zeta-Jones as The Wasp, with Douglas being Pym
10:12PM on 02/05/2014

Dare I hope she becomes Wasp?

Edgar Wright has written some great female characters, and she'd kick some serious ass in the role. If not, it would be the biggest waste of talent since Natalie Portman in THOR.
Edgar Wright has written some great female characters, and she'd kick some serious ass in the role. If not, it would be the biggest waste of talent since Natalie Portman in THOR.
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9:49PM on 02/05/2014

Great news

She would be a welcome addition, cant help but wish tho Rudd was playing Pym and she was Wasp, which I guess they could make her anyways, but if Pym is older wouldn't they have to make Janet older too, being his wife and all?
She would be a welcome addition, cant help but wish tho Rudd was playing Pym and she was Wasp, which I guess they could make her anyways, but if Pym is older wouldn't they have to make Janet older too, being his wife and all?
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11:58AM on 02/06/2014
Not if they retread the character's history. Instead of being Pym's love interest, she's Pym's daughter instead and becomes Lang's love interest. This way they can introduce Wasp into the MCU, they don't have to acknowledge the mutant thing. I know fanboys have such an issue with changing character history, but they've already changed Ultron's origin and the level of involvement from Hank Pym, what's another minor change that allows us to get not 1 but 3 characters introduced into the MCU
Not if they retread the character's history. Instead of being Pym's love interest, she's Pym's daughter instead and becomes Lang's love interest. This way they can introduce Wasp into the MCU, they don't have to acknowledge the mutant thing. I know fanboys have such an issue with changing character history, but they've already changed Ultron's origin and the level of involvement from Hank Pym, what's another minor change that allows us to get not 1 but 3 characters introduced into the MCU with one film.
9:17PM on 02/05/2014
A definite win for this movie.

Never thought that 'Ant-Man' was ever going to be my most anticipated Marvel film to come out in the next few years but it sure as hell has been the case as of late.
A definite win for this movie.

Never thought that 'Ant-Man' was ever going to be my most anticipated Marvel film to come out in the next few years but it sure as hell has been the case as of late.
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9:17PM on 02/05/2014
You know, I don't think Ant Man will have quite the financial success of as Iron Man, but based on the director and cast, it could very well be the best solo Avengers movie since Iron Man.
You know, I don't think Ant Man will have quite the financial success of as Iron Man, but based on the director and cast, it could very well be the best solo Avengers movie since Iron Man.
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9:14PM on 02/05/2014
Janet Van Dyne perhaps?
Janet Van Dyne perhaps?
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8:51PM on 02/05/2014
I hope she has a big role like Wasp or something rather than just being a side character.
I hope she has a big role like Wasp or something rather than just being a side character.
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8:25PM on 02/05/2014
THERE IS A GOD
THERE IS A GOD
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8:18PM on 02/05/2014

DC screwed up

First off let me say that I'm very excited to see she's going to Marvel. Because, DC screwed up big time not casting her as Wonder Woman...especially after she killed it in The Hobbit. So it's good that she went to the other comic book movie company.
First off let me say that I'm very excited to see she's going to Marvel. Because, DC screwed up big time not casting her as Wonder Woman...especially after she killed it in The Hobbit. So it's good that she went to the other comic book movie company.
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8:45PM on 02/05/2014
Totally agree with you. She would have been great as Wonder Woman.
Totally agree with you. She would have been great as Wonder Woman.
11:10PM on 02/05/2014
I 100% agree! She has the perfect look!
I 100% agree! She has the perfect look!
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8:16PM on 02/05/2014
Ugggh Yeah, she needs more roles as well as some of the other Losties, like Josh FUCKING Holloway
Ugggh Yeah, she needs more roles as well as some of the other Losties, like Josh FUCKING Holloway
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8:14PM on 02/05/2014
I'd fuck her in the ass.
I'd fuck her in the ass.
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8:43PM on 02/05/2014
Bahahah
Bahahah
8:07PM on 02/05/2014
Yes please. So very hot. Canada's answer to Kate Beckinsale!
Yes please. So very hot. Canada's answer to Kate Beckinsale!
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8:03PM on 02/05/2014
I loved Lilly in LOST, loved her in The Hobbit and will love her in MARVEL... I do hope this actually happens.

Sorta hoping she's the Wasp, knowing how much Joss Whedon loves that character, it'd mean she's more likely to be taken across to Avengers 3 (assuming Joss returns for it )
I loved Lilly in LOST, loved her in The Hobbit and will love her in MARVEL... I do hope this actually happens.

Sorta hoping she's the Wasp, knowing how much Joss Whedon loves that character, it'd mean she's more likely to be taken across to Avengers 3 (assuming Joss returns for it )
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7:58PM on 02/05/2014
I hope this casting is true. She could be a sci-fi favorite.
I hope this casting is true. She could be a sci-fi favorite.
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7:54PM on 02/05/2014
This would be perfect casting. She's hot as hell and looks good kicking ass. Hopefully she takes the role.
This would be perfect casting. She's hot as hell and looks good kicking ass. Hopefully she takes the role.
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8:18AM on 02/07/2014
You think everything is perfect casting! Grow up!
You think everything is perfect casting! Grow up!
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