Evangeline Lilly is in talks to join the cast of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, Variety reports. The “LOST” and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug star is said to be up for a leading role in the July 17, 2015 release.
Although Lilly’s potential role is still a mystery, the trade suggests that she might either be playing a love interest to Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, the daughter of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, or both. There is the possibility, too, that the role in question is that of Janet Van Dyne, who in the comics was a romantic interest to Pym and the alter-ego of the winsome Wasp.
Set to begin production shortly in Georgia, Ant-Man will be directed by Edgar Wright, who co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block).
The film, which is supposed to launch “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will follow Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s May 1, 2015 release.
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