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Cassie Lang WILL be a big part of the Ant-man movie

August 11th, 2014 by Marc Comments

So far we know that the females are getting a mixed bag when it comes to the Ant-man movie with Janet Van Dyne being rumoured dead in the script and being replaced by Hope who is the Red Queen in the MC2 universe.

My head hurts.

But one thing that does look promising is that Cassie Lang is going to appear. Director Peyton Reed, talking to Screenrant, confirmed that Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) daughter will be in there, which makes sense since the movie seems to be loosely based on the story in the comics called To Steal An Ant-man and Cassie played a big role in that tale: “in the comics Scott Lang has a daughter, and that’s part of the movie,” confirmed Reed.

Now, we know that Marvel have cast Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne rather than Janet Van Dyne, but we think it’s a safe bet that Marvel will stick to the comics with this plot point and Lang’s daughter will remain Cassie.

He also confirmed (again) that it will be a passing of the torch movie and is most certainly a heist movie too.

For the record, if Hank (Douglas) is an older Ant-man and his wife Janet is already dead, that means that Lang (Paul Rudd) could be the primary Ant-man in the Marvel movies but it allows the possibility of the original Ant-man  and Wasp being explored in the future. So while Janet MAY be dead, it by no means means she doesn’t exist in the Marvel movies. Confused? Good…

Ant-man will hit the big screen on July 17th, 2015.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….