SDCC '14: Evangeline Lilly To Play 'Hope Van Dyne' In ANT-MAN; Corey Stoll Is 'Yellowjacket'

SDCC '14: Evangeline Lilly To Play 'Hope Van Dyne' In ANT-MAN; Corey Stoll Is 'Yellowjacket'

Marvel have confirmed at their panel that Evangeline Lilly will play the newly created 'Hope Van Dyne', the daughter of Hank Pym in Peyton Reed's Ant-Man. Meanwhile, Corey Stoll has been confirmed as playing 'Yellowjacket'. We also have a brief description of the footage shown.

It has been confirmed during the Ant-Man section of the Marvel Studios panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that Evangeline Lilly (who has remained coy about her role in the movie when asked recently) will be playing a character called Hope Van Dyne. She is the daughter of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and presumably her mother is Janet. If Pym was Ant-Man in the 70s, then it's fair to assume his wife was The Wasp during that period and her daughter will now inherit the mantle. Corey Stoll meanwhile will indeed be playing Darren Cross, who in this movie, will become the villainous Yellowjacket (this was confirmed by Kevin Feige and backs up past rumours). He and Pym are initially business partners, but they split when Cross starts taking their company in a sinister direction. Apparently it's Pym who hires Paul Rudd's Scott Lang to be the "new" Ant-Man. Here's a brief description of the test footage shown courtesy of First Showing and CBR:

Early footage from Ant-Man showed him trying to escape on a big flying ant, with the instruction of Pym in his helmet to control the ant and tell her where to go/control his powers. Looks fantastic, I'm still in. "Superheroes. What a goddamned joke," says Michael Douglas at one point in the footage.

Voiceover of Pym telling Lang he needs him for a job, which plays over a one-take shot through a dark lab... the camera settling on the helmet to Ant-Man's suit for an instant -- and then, in a flash of blue, the helmet shrinks. The next scene shows (an all CG) Ant-Man running through what seems like a computer grid of sorts, as Pym talks to him over a headset telling him how to summon a flying ant to help him make a getaway. Lang jumps on a flying ant and flies out of an air vent. End of clip.

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Pasto - 7/26/2014, 5:58 PM
[frick] me..............
DrDoom - 7/26/2014, 5:58 PM
DaVinci31 - 7/26/2014, 6:00 PM
BatmanHeisenberg - 7/26/2014, 6:00 PM
Cool dea!! BRING IT ON!!
DrunkenNukem - 7/26/2014, 6:00 PM
Well...wait what?..
Abary - 7/26/2014, 6:01 PM
WTF MARVEL? I'm confused, but intrigued to see how this turns out.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/26/2014, 6:01 PM
Jesus people, this isn't the comics, it's a different universe, get over the fact it's not identical for [frick]s sake.
DrunkenNukem - 7/26/2014, 6:01 PM
don´t like this
DannyRand1225 - 7/26/2014, 6:01 PM
SpiderFraud - 7/26/2014, 6:01 PM
This is great news to me.

MrCBM56 - 7/26/2014, 6:02 PM
I'm cool with the yellow Jacket thing, but "Hope Van Dyne" is a bit off putting.
DannyRand1225 - 7/26/2014, 6:02 PM
NOVACORPSFAN-THANK u, being a purist allows u to not immerse yourself into other potentially great stories
typicalfanboy - 7/26/2014, 6:02 PM
um...ok? what if this is set in the mcu future, and patty wilson will play young hank, and lucy lui or something will play janet?
TheGambitFreak - 7/26/2014, 6:02 PM
I'm a huge ass X-Men fanboy, beyond the major story arcs, I'm pretty oblivious to Avengers stuff. Is Hope Dyne really the child of Janet and Hank?
MrCBM56 - 7/26/2014, 6:03 PM
Though, This movie will still be awesome :)
MrPrime - 7/26/2014, 6:03 PM
blackandyellow - 7/26/2014, 6:03 PM
So Yellowjacket is the villain of the movie. Uh ...
staypuffed - 7/26/2014, 6:03 PM
What a waste.
DaVinci31 - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
"Douglas confirms that there's a heist and that he's mentoring Rudd to take over as Ant-Man."

I can dig it.

TheGambitFreak - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
@typicalfanboy Wilson dropped out due to "scheduling issues".
Maestro - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
I remember making a comment that yellowjacket would be the villain of it. He he. =P
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
I honestly have no clue about anything in the ant-man universe, other than Ultrons connection with Hank. So to me, this news is fine
JAC - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
Everything about this movie is just shit right now. Ughh
TheRedCondom - 7/26/2014, 6:04 PM
Come on now.. don't tell me everyone hear reads Ant-man comics, don't act like this is really upsetting to you
ekrolo2 - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
Anything that pisses off the fan tards is a okay by me.
AlexanderLykins - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
I don't care about anything besides Ant-Man and Wasp joining the Avengers.
MrPrime - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
#AntMan is a story of heist. Corey Stoll character has taken a company in a bad direction. Paul Rudd becomes Douglas' partner. #Marvel

McGee - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
This is awesome! Yellow Jacket was my favorite Ant-Man villain growing up.

....wait, what?
NovaCorpsFan - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
I've never met a massive Ant-Man fan before in my life.
Destined - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
Can't believe Janet does not exist yet if at all in the MCU smh...
SpiderFraud - 7/26/2014, 6:05 PM
You Ant-Man fans better be happy to even get a live action film.

DannyRand1225 - 7/26/2014, 6:06 PM
i think this sounds really interesting
Phronesis - 7/26/2014, 6:06 PM
@NovaCorpsFan Really? Not even going to waste my time.

No anticipation for this movie whatsoever.
sameoldthing - 7/26/2014, 6:06 PM
It makes sense...Wright ruined the Hank / Janet - Ant Man / Wasp dynamic in his script. (glad he's gone.)
Marvel doesn't want to start all over so kept Lang as Ant Man but uses this new gal,Hope as Langs love interest & potential Wasp character.
DrunkenNukem - 7/26/2014, 6:06 PM
Isn´t more simple to cast Rudd as Hank Pym??...just create a new role for Michael Douglas....well its too late now isn´t it?..
HULK2099 - 7/26/2014, 6:07 PM
Perfect I hope shes the second gen wasp as well
TelaVizion - 7/26/2014, 6:07 PM
Actually now they're saying Hope Pym
Ocelot - 7/26/2014, 6:07 PM
"Hope Van Dyne"?
MrCBM56 - 7/26/2014, 6:08 PM
They're showing footage!
TelaVizion - 7/26/2014, 6:08 PM
and it starts filming on the 18th of August
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