Major casting news alert! At the Comic-Con panel for the upcoming superhero flick ‘Ant-Man’ on July 26, Marvel made a huge announcement that Evangeline Lilly was joining the cast as Hope Pym!
Ant-Man is looking better and better. The Paul Rudd, 45, superhero movie just added a huge star. Lost alum and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug actress Evangeline Lilly, 34, will be taking on the role of Hope Pym. In one version of the comics, her character eventually becomes the villainous Red Queen! Will she be a good girl gone bad?
Evangeline Lilly Cast As Hope Pym In ‘Ant-Man’: Will She Become Supervillain Red Queen?
What a tease! While it seemed Evangeline would only be attending Comic-Con to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, she was also announced for an important new role in the highly-anticipated flick, Ant-Man.
Evangeline was cast as Hope Pym, the daughter of Michael Douglas‘, 69, character Hank Pym, who was the first Ant-Man. Her father was the one to invent the substance to allow people to shrink down in size. Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang eventually takes on the superhero.
Evangeline’s character is also a friend of Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll, 38, who will the film’s ultimate villain, Yellow Jacket.
Hope herself isn’t immune to attaining those superhuman elements. She goes on to become the supervillain Red Queen in another version of the comics.
There’s no official confirmation on whether Evangeline will take on the evil side to her character. She hasn’t even read the script yet!
”I can’t tell you anything else about her because I don’t know,” she said at the panel, according to Deadline. “I’ve been evading the press over the last two days at Comic-Con about who I’ll be playing.”
Ant-Man is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the Ant-Man castings? Do you think Evangeline was a good choice for Hope? Will she become the Red Queen? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson