In 21 August, the Evangeline Lilly movie “Little Evil” the trailer was release.
Imagine if The Omen were a comedy. Halloween is coming early on Netflix as they’ll be giving birth to the son of Satan on September 1, 2017.
Adam Scott, who probably wants you to forget he starred in Hellraiser: Bloodline, stars in the horror comedy Little Evil as Gary (Scott), who just married Samantha (Evangeline Lilly) only to find out that her 6-year-old son (Owen Atlas) is the Antichrist. Here’s the kicker:
The film was written and directed by Eli Craig, who was behind the cult horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil! The trailer just premiered and gives huge nods to The Omen, while also delivering all the laughs of Craig’s Tucker & Dale. This looks like an awesome pre-fall primer to set the stage for Netflix’s massive October, which includes the second season of “Stranger Things”.
“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.”
She may be best known for her work on 1983’s Scarface.
But Michelle Pfeiffer’s next project may be her most daring yet.
The 59-year-old actress has joined the cast of Ant-Man And The Wasp it was revealed by Marvel during their San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday.
She will play Janet Van Dyne, the mother of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne – aka Wasp – and the wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym in the upcoming sequel.
In the comic books, Janet was the original Wasp and a founding member of the Avengers, and continued as a superhero after her husband retired, but she eventually went missing in another dimension and was assumed to be dead.
During the panel, a number of other casting announcements were made, including Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.
Michael Pena will also star in the film, which sees Peyton Reed, who helmed 2015’s original Ant-Man, return as director and Paul Rudd reprise his lead role of Ant-Man/Scott Lang.
Ant-Man And The Wasp is scheduled for release in July 2018.
Meanwhile, Michelle has a string of other movies in the pipeline including Mother! and Murder on the Orient Express.
However she recently admitted she became ‘un-hireable’ for a time because having her children Claudia, now 24, and John, 22, made her more ‘picky and she was gradually offered less and less work.
The Batman Returns actress – who is married to David E. Kelley – said: ‘I’ve never lost my love for acting. I feel really at home on the movie set. I’m a more balanced person honestly when I’m working.
‘But I was pretty careful about where I shot, how long I was away, whether or not it worked out with the kids’ schedule. And I got so picky that I was un-hireable. And then … I don’t know, time just went on.’
Next month, Ant-Man will shrink back into his suit when production on the hero’s next movie begins. Marvel Studios will begin production on Ant-Man and the Wasp in July, prompting fans to hone in on any early rumors about the project. Now, a few reported details about the movie have hit the Internet, and the notes have fans eyeing some new characters.
Over on MCU Exchange, the site claims a source of theirs has provided info about Ant-Man and the Wasp’s new characters. The site reports that Hannah John-Kamen is playing someone named Dawn who is described as “charismatic, eccentric, unpredictable, and damaged.” The site notes there are no obvious Marvel characters associated with Dawn, but fans can make a case for John-Kamen playing Dawn Starr.
In the comics, the surname Starr is of note thanks to Elihas Starr. The man is known as Egghead to most readers, and he acts as a villain to Ant-Man. It could be that Dawn will play a relative of Egghead’s as Ant-Man and the Wasp tries to make the slapstick villain more serious.
The report claims John-Kamen will be playing one of three new characters in the Ant-Man sequel. The film is also expected to introduce Janet van Dyne in a more substantial role. The iconic Marvel character was briefly shown in the first Ant-Man film when the Wasp sacrificed herself to the Quantum Realm during a mission. The sequel may delve further into his MIA status as Hank Pym gains the nerve to search for Janet one more time.
As for the third character, it looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp may bring in a new love interest. A character named Victoria has been rumored, and she is described as being both unhinged and smart. The report suggests Victoria will be a love interest for Luis as Scott Lang’s best friend has already been confirmed for the sequel.
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In Ant-Man, forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.
Ant-Man was directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and Adam McKay & Paul Rudd, and stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, and Michael Douglas.
Evangeline has confirmed that her costume fitting for the forthcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp has taken place in a new Twitter post. Lilly’s character, Hope Van Dyne, was well-received in the first Ant-Man movie despite the fact she never got to properly suit up as The Wasp – an identity first assumed by her mother. Happily, one of the movie’s post-credit scenes confirmed that Van Dyne would be fighting crime side-by-side with Scott Lang’s Ant-Man soon, using a prototype of her mother’s old costume.
As comic fans will know, the original incarnation of The Wasp is an integral part of Marvel lore that has been present in a variety of important stories and she’s also one of the founding members of the Avengers. However, also in the comic world, Hank Pym’s daughter Hope is better known as the villainous Red Queen and never takes over her mother’s Wasp mantle.
Fans eager for the sequel to Peyton Reed’s 2015 movie will be pleased to know that pre-production on Ant-Man and the Wasp is going well, with Lilly tweeting yesterday that her costume fitting had taken place and asking if the fans were as excited as she was. The post also contains a concept art piece for Lilly’s Wasp outfit:
The costume – different in design to the one showcased at the end of the first movie – is quite far from the original Wasp look and is essentially built to be a female version of Lang’s Ant-Man gear. Although this may not please Marvel purists, the look certainly makes sense in the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and does feature the classic Wasp wings that should make the character even more formidable than Lang, when suited up.
With Evangeline Lilly receiving joint billing in the Ant-Man sequel, fans can expect an increased role for her in the next movie. The two heroes work fantastically well together in the comic books and it’ll also be interesting to see a romantically involved couple attempt to work together as superheroes. Furthermore, the evolution of Lilly’s character from love interest to a superhero on equal footing with the main character is a refreshing change of gear, as such characters usually have to settle for a background role.
With that said, there’s perhaps a fairy decent chance that Hope won’t remain Ant-Man’s partner for long. As previously mentioned, Hope Van Dyne (or Pym in the comics) is traditionally associated as the Red Queen baddie and it’ll be very interesting to see if she’ll turn against Lang in either Ant-Man and the Wasp or in later MCU installments.
Peyton Reed brought some unique sequences to life in Ant-Man, but according to one Ant-Man & The Wasp cast member, the sequel will be mind-blowing. Thanks to Ant-Man’s shrinking abilities, the small scaled action brought personal stakes with it, but also the chance to have some of the most interesting set pieces in the superhero genre. Whether it was the briefcase fight or battling atop Thomas the Train, Reed helped separate his superhero movie from the rest – and that was with less time than desired. Reed joined Ant-Man following Edgar Wright’s departure, but filled the director’s chair in grand fashion, resulting in him returning to give his version, and his alone, for the sequel.
As the title indicates, Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp will play a major part in the story and give Reed another tiny hero to play with, while Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang has clearly learned some new tricks after becoming Giant Man in Captain America: Civil War. Their power sets on paper bring a fun dynamic with them briefly teased in this concept art, but their co-star David Dastmalchian says the results will blow audience’s minds.
Dastmalchian spoke to EW briefly about what fans can expect to see in the sequel, and apparently it will feature plenty of things they’ve never seen before. How exactly Reed and co. will go about delivering never before seen moments in the genre remains to be seen, but Dastmalchian’s comments should begin to generate further excitement for the sequel.
“I can say Ant-Man & The Wasp is going to do things in the Marvel universe that they haven’t gotten an opportunity to do yet and I just got some tidbits the other day and they’re mind-blowing. It’s going to be really cool.”
Dastmalchian appeared in Ant-Man as Kurt, one of the members of the “Antourage,” and recently confirmed that he too will be featured in the sequel. To what level the Russian hacker and his Antourage partners Luis (Michael Pena) and Dave (T.I.) will appear is not known, but it should be expected they’ll play similar sized supporting roles. The question then becomes if any of them will be involved with these mind-blowing moments, or if they’ll strictly be used for comic relief like before.
Production is slated to begin on the sequel this summer, and yet much of the movie remains a mystery. There has yet to be word on the story and how/if it will deal with the fallout of Avengers: Infinity War, but they’ve also managed to not reveal a villain or any additional castings yet. These announcements should be coming soon, but how this connects to the search for the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, is unclear. Hopefully some of the mystery begins to fall aside soon so everyone can begin to gain an understanding of what they can expect beyond the mind-blowing moments.
In April 21, Evangeline Lilly talked about your character Hope Van (The Wasp) for the website Collider:
“It’s something we’re excited about. For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”
The wait for Ant-Man and the Wasp is getting smaller and smaller. With Peyton Reed and crew about to head to Atlanta to begin production, the director is giving insight into the new suits and technology for his titular heroes.
During an open house for press at Marvel’s Los Angeles office on Monday, Reed showcased storyboard images for his superhero sequel and the stories behind them.
“Some will end up in the movie, some won’t end up in the movie, but it’s really a way to R&D stuff before you put it to camera,” he says, noting an intriguing image that finds Luis’ (Michael Peña) van in the mouth of a dog. Despite some reporter’s assumptions, this wasn’t a giant dog, but the vehicle had taken on the shrinking power usually reserved for Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
“There was one idea that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) has forwarded the shrinking and growing technology so that it’s not just necessarily the suits that are the vessels,” he shared. “Maybe it could be vehicles or something else as well.”
The advancement of the technology is having widespread affect on the entire Ant-Man world, including the evolution of the suits for the pint-sized character and his new partner Hope van Dyne a.k.a. the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly).
Teasing that the latest outfits “can do even new and stranger things,” Reed revealed that Ant-Man’s gear is a mesh of what was seen in the first film and Captain America: Civil War, albeit with a few updates.
“For Ant-Man specifically, in that first movie, the suit, intentionally so, is kind of a relic,” he said, vaguely acknowledging that Giant-Man is likely to factor into the sequel as well. “It represents his past, so this is really the new iteration that is the modern version of the tech.”
Noticeably present alongside the images of Ant-Man and Wasp’s suits was the original Wasp suit of Hope’s mother, Janet, who was briefly glimpsed in an Ant-Man flashback. That leads to the looming question, will we see her follow Scott’s lead and return from the quantum realm?
Trying to avoid letting any spoilers slip throughout the presentation, Reed slyly responds, “Only time will tell.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.
When most actors join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they sign a contract with their own blood, binding their soul to the franchise until they fulfill their number of movies or sacrifice That Which They Love The Most before the statue of Stan Lee hidden in crawlspace under the McGraw Hill Building in New York City. But not Michael Douglas. Oh, no. When the Academy Award-winning living legend signed on to play the aging former superhero Hank Pym in Ant-Man, he only signed on for a single movie, leaving his involvement in the upcoming sequel a big question mark.
Well, it’s time to straighten out that question mark into an exclamation point because Douglas has now confirmed that he’ll be back for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The news comes to us via Douglas’ official Facebook page, where he’s posted a picture of himself striking a debonair pose in front of the original film’s poster. He also notes that the sequel is set to begin filming in July, which makes sense since the film is due in theaters on July 6, 2018.
Like Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Anthony Hopkins in Thor, Douglas’ mere presence in Ant-Man lent each of his scenes a lovely gravitas. When you’re making a movie about a guy who can shrink and talk to ants, an extraordinary actor is required to help sell that specific brand of silly. And Douglas, so charming and funny as Hank Pym, did just that, offering a weary foil for Paul Rudd‘s in-over-his-head Scott Lang.
Previously, Douglas spoke about possibly appearing in the movie, saying that he had a grand ‘ol time on the original but couldn’t confirm his involvement in the sequel:
I just got a call recently — they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought ‘That’s great!’ Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time. The cast was fantastic. Paul [Rudd], Evangeline [Lilly], Michael Peña — I’m sure he’ll be back. If they can scrape Corey Stoll off the wall, I’m sure they’ll want him too — he’s such a good villain. And Peyton Reed too. It was a lovely experience, so you know, I welcome it. I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. Ya know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good.
Naturally, Douglas will once again join Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, whose Hope van Dyne will finally get the chance to suit up this time around, with original director Peyton Reed returning to call the shots. And because sometimes the world is a nice and caring place, the wonderful Michael Peña will be back as well.
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