Much to the delight of Marvel fans it was recently announced that a new Ant-Man film is in the works, and will be hitting theatres in 2018.
Like the earlier 2015 movie, this will also star Paul Rudd, who plays the titular superhero, and who caused a good impression in the great Captain America: Civil War. Michael Douglas will also be reprising his Hank Pym role from the first Ant-Man movie, and so will Evangeline Lilly, who played his ass-kicking daughter in that film. And much to the delight of his fans, Laurence Fishburne is also on board, playing a character named Goliath.
But it’s likely the biggest announcement related to the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp is that Michelle Pfeiffer has now joined the movie’s cast, and will play a major role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie.
Of course, Michelle Pfeiffer needs no introduction as she’s one of Hollywood’s biggest actresses. She has appeared in well-known flicks like The Witches of Eastwick, Scarface and The Fabulous Baker Boys, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award back in 1988.
Her role in the next Ant-Man film will be her second superheroine role, as she played the Catwoman role in Tim Burton’s renowned Batman Returns film in 1992. It can be argued, though, that she was more of a villainess in that movie, siding with the Penguin to try and hinder Batman’s plans throughout the film…
So what role will Michelle Pfeiffer be playing in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp?
We know she plays Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas’ character) wife Janet van Dyne, who as was revealed in Ant-Man disappeared in the mysterious “quantum realm” while trying to disable a nuclear missile. So how she makes it back to the real world is a mystery that will be explained in And-Man and the Wasp, then…
We will have to wait until more details about the film emerge in the coming months to know more about what Michelle Pfeiffer’s character will be up to in this upcoming Marvel movie, but we do know Peyton Reed will be directing this one too (something that Ant-Man’s original, deposed director might not be too happy about though…)
If one thing is clear, though, is that Ant-Man and the Wasp is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the decade, so hopefully this will be one superhero flick that will live up to the hype when it’s released in June next year.