THE HOBBIT Star Evangeline Lilly In Talks For ANT-MAN

After portraying the Middle-Earth Elf Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and its upcoming sequel, Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly may join Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 2/5/2014
According to Variety, Evangeline Lilly has just entered early negotiations with Marvel Studios to nab the lead female role in the forthcoming Ant-Man. Although Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp, would be the first character to come to mind, who the Canadian actress is actually playing is unknown. However, insiders claim "she would play Hank Pym’s daughter and Scott Lang’s love interest."

The Hollywood Reporter adds that Lilly's role "is not intended to be a one-off appearance," which means should could end up in Ant-Man sequels or even other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Anyhow, best known for roles in Lost, Real Steel, and The Hurt Locker, Evangeline Lilly most recently starred in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and will reprise her Elven guard role this year in the sequel, The Hobbit: There and Back Again. If talks move forward, she would join Paul Rudd, Michael Pena and Michael Dougles. And Ant-Man is directed by Edgar Wright from his screenplay, which he co-wrote with Joe Cornish, and will open on July 17, 2015. What do you think?


Source: Variety
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Reasonnnn - 2/5/2014, 4:25 PM
Marvel winning
DEVLIN712 - 2/5/2014, 4:26 PM
Sounds good
ekrolo2 - 2/5/2014, 4:26 PM
Interesting choice for Wasp if that's who they intend to make her.
npamusic - 2/5/2014, 4:27 PM
she's hott.
npamusic - 2/5/2014, 4:28 PM
Starfox - 2/5/2014, 4:28 PM
She was amazing in Desolation of Smaug! ^^and yes Hot indeed
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:28 PM
The first casting that gets me excited! Evangeline Lilly kicked ass in Hobbit 2! I'm all in for it! She better be Wasp. And please... PLEASE... PLEASE don't make her a love interest to Scott Lang. That would give Henry Pym a bigger "[frick] you" to his history.
DynamicDynamo - 2/5/2014, 4:30 PM
Great. Now I'm going to be fully torqued for 2 hours.
DanMcNice - 2/5/2014, 4:31 PM
yes please!! yes please!! yes please!!!!!!!

Make it happen Marvel!!!!!!
KingPatel - 2/5/2014, 4:33 PM
Not bad, but I would've preferred Rashida Jones
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 4:35 PM
spider > ant
JoJo1982 - 2/5/2014, 4:35 PM
Giggity!!!!
ezio619 - 2/5/2014, 4:35 PM
Mrcbm-i dont want them to make janet hanks daughter either and i hav e been in support of this film ,i hope they dont make her hanks daughter,i wish that hank was with janet in the 60s,maybe she passed away and he named his daughter janet in honor of her,its gonna bea created character because scott besides his ex wife doesnt really have alove interest in the comics
Interestein - 2/5/2014, 4:37 PM
I wouldn't be mad if it was Lang and Janet Van Dyne as just a team.
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:37 PM
ezio

I think they should make her an employee or intern of Henry Pym.
MrReese - 2/5/2014, 4:38 PM
Shes smokin'.
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:38 PM
"she would play Hank Pym’s daughter and Scott Lang’s love interest."

ezio619 - 2/5/2014, 4:39 PM
mrcbm-i dont mind hank having a daughter,i mind if she is janet,even though im all for different takes and intepretations, you either like atake or u dont,she could be janet pym , he named her after janet
DrDoom - 2/5/2014, 4:40 PM
I would be ok with this, but . . . .

MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD
TheBaroness89 - 2/5/2014, 4:42 PM
A new incarnation of Wasp hopefully although I did want Janet Van Dyne. But with Hank being 100 yrs old.. can't really have a 100 yr old Janet or can we?
ndwwrestler2 - 2/5/2014, 4:43 PM
LOL @ MrCBM56

I don't mind changes to comic lore, as long as the movie turns out GOOD.
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:44 PM
Marvel why?! WHY?! You build my anticipation than you drop the ball. I need a dose of Guardians of the Galaxy and strong prescription of The Winter Soldier to get over this.
marvel72 - 2/5/2014, 4:45 PM
she'd make a great wasp,but who knows who she'll end up playing?

spider > ant

@ jollem

talk about stating the obvious,spider-man is so much more well known then ant-man.

spider-man is more likely the most popular superhero in the world.
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:46 PM
ndwwrestler2

Yeah, I agree. I'm probably overreacting but still. I'm dissapointed by some of the news I've been hearing. If the movie is good or great, I guess no harm no foul.
CherryBomb - 2/5/2014, 4:47 PM

Very interesting.
I wanted to see Janet as the main love interest and while this still is possibly, I'm not sure I'd want them to make Janet Hank's daughter.

Although I do wanna see Wasp kicking ass on screen eventually.
MrCBM56 - 2/5/2014, 4:47 PM
OdinsBeard - 2/5/2014, 4:47 PM
great choice!
SpiderManFan54 - 2/5/2014, 4:47 PM

She is hot, And i think she could do it i guess.. but not my first choice and doesn't really look like Wasp but yet Rudd doesn't look like Lang and I am pretty sure Edgar Wright knows what he's doing.. haha

MexicanSuperman - 2/5/2014, 4:47 PM
So she will play the Wasp and be Pym's daughter? Just like the comics, right Marvel Studios fanboys.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 2/5/2014, 4:48 PM
Sounds pretty good to me, she's a great actress and a beautiful woman, I wish she was playing Wonder Woman instead of Gal Gadot, but the MCU will definitely benefit from their casting of her.
Tony93 - 2/5/2014, 4:48 PM
noo not marvel!
GizmoEl - 2/5/2014, 4:48 PM
I love Evangeline but I had my heart set on Rashida Jones! I think the Rudd/Jones combo is perfect. Either way, it's a great choice for Wasp (if it ends up being Janet).
DEVLIN712 - 2/5/2014, 4:49 PM
Is it too late to shoe horn her into an Avengers cameo?
PredatorRIsing - 2/5/2014, 4:49 PM
Good Idea. Janet Van Dyne was Rashida's role but I guess her chances may have expired
Havenless - 2/5/2014, 4:50 PM
YES!!!!

Paul Rudd -» Marvel
Gal Gadot -» DC
Michael Douglas -» Marvel
Jesse eisenberg -» DC
Evangeline Lilly -» Marvel

They dont even need the Avengers 2, Ant-Man alone is destroying.
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 4:50 PM
@marvel72 - yeah. spidey, supes and the bat
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 4:50 PM
JoshWilding - 2/5/2014, 4:53 PM
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MarvelSquadie - 2/5/2014, 4:54 PM
Maybe Janet Van Dyne is already dead here and Hank is starting to make that android copy of her?
MrMartinMarvel - 2/5/2014, 4:54 PM
I don't like this, but I'll have to wait and see how this unfolds. Who knows, this might turn out to be ok.
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