At the Marvel Hall of H panel, a bunch of news is being unveiled! The first bit focusing on Marvel’s first Phase 3 movie, Ant-Man! As both casting news and a small synopsis of the movie was talked about, along with a still-image clip shown.
First up, after a LONG battle of “is she/isn’t she?”, Evangeline Lilly is confirmed to be in the film, and will play Hank Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne (boy that last name sounds familiar…). Also, confirmation that Corey Stoll will play Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket was a welcome sight. Especially when the actor stated he WILL be in the Yellowjacket suit in a fight scene against Lang’s Ant-Man.
Now on the subject of the movie itself, Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) noted that this movie is indeed about a heist, and also that this is about Hank handing over the Ant-Man armor to Scott Lang, abilities and all.
A still image clip was shown as well, featuring Hank Pym guiding Scott Lang as he infiltrates a computer grid. There is both suit shrinking, and a flying ant getaway, yep, this is Ant-Man!
Stay tuned for more Ant-Man news when it breaks, July 15, 2015!
The official press release is below:
“Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll have found their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the female lead and antagonist, respectively, in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” in theaters July 17, 2015!
Lilly will play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist of the film. The two join stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), along with director Peyton Reed, for the size-changing super hero’s first cinematic adventure.
“We’ve been fans of Evangeline for years, and couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us on Ant-Man’s journey to the big screen,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We look forward to audiences learning more about her character when she joins forces with Hank Pym and Scott Lang in 2015.
“Corey brings depth to every role he plays,” continued Feige. “As a major part of the Ant-Man ensemble, we all wanted an actor who could be both cunning and sympathetic, and help create a character as dynamic as Marvel’s best antagonists.”
Most recently, Lilly impressed audiences around the world with her portrayal of the willful and skilled Elfin archer Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s second installment of the Hobbit trilogy, “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” and will once again reprise the role in “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” later this year. Lilly was first introduced to audiences, who turned into die-hard fans, when she played Kate Austen for the entire length of ABC’s international hit series “Lost,” for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination and won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award.
Stoll, celebrated for his Golden Globe-nominated turn as Rep. Peter Russo in “House of Cards” on Netflix, recently appeared in “Non-Stop,” which opened in first place at the box office earlier this year. The actor currently stars in “The Strain” on FX, the series premiere of which earned eight million viewers, and will next appear in Showtime’s award-winning “Homeland” series.”