After a few years of speculation on who would land the role, it was announced at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year that Michelle Pfeiffer would play Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp, in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
During a recent interview with Variety, Pfeiffer spoke about preparing for her upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, which will require her to go back and read some of the old Marvel comics. The actress explained why she finds this difficult, stating:
“I just started reading them, and I’m having a really hard time. There’s so much information on a page, and it’s not linear. When I’m skim reading them it’s difficult to know that this part comes after that and who is talking in what bubble.”
The actress also revealed what interested her in joining the sequel in the first place, stating that it was her enjoyment of the first Ant-Man that made her consider the role:
“It had this great sense of humor about it and just this unusual tone. This new script has the same thing. It’s nicely written.”
Pfeiffer also reflected on her other famous comic book movie role as Catwoman in the 1992 film Batman Returns, citing that film’s success to its director:
“It was all Tim Burton. He was able to bring this heart and darkness and humor to it.”
The actress also said that she would love to reprise her Catwoman role, but if she had to do it all over again, she would not put a live bird in her mouth. She said:
“I can’t believe I did that. I could have gotten a disease.”
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Judy Greer as Maggie, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie Lang, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.
Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released in theaters on July 6, 2018.
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