‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Casts Michelle Pfeiffer As Janet van Dyne

Michelle Pfeiffer Janet van Dyne WaspMichelle Pfeiffer has been cast as Janet van Dyne in next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel Studios announced at San Diego Comic-Con.

The studio also revealed that Laurence Fishburne is joining the movie in the role of Dr. Bill Foster, a character better known to comic book fans as Black Goliath. In addition, Marvel revealed the roles of three recent additions to the film’s cast: Walton Goggins is Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen is the Ghost and Randall Park is agent Jimmy Woo.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s possible that the sequel could further explore Hank Pym’s past and the devastating loss of his wife Janet after her disappearance in the quantum realm. Following Scott Lang’s return from the quantum realm in 2015’s Ant-Man, Pym was left wondering whether or not it was possible that Janet could still be alive.

In the sequel, Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang alongside Evangeline Lilly, who suits up as the Wasp this time around. Michael Douglas, Michael Peña and David Dastmalchian are also back, with Peyton Reed returning to the director’s chair.

Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters July 6, 2018.

5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe

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Superheroes Video Game UniverseWorld building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.

Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.

Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Darthmanwe

    boooo! I wanted catherine zeta jones.

    For obvious reasons.

    • unpaidpundit

      The film needed someone a little older to match Michael Douglas. Michelle Pfeiffer is marvelous, pun intended.