Evangeline Lilly in Talks for Female Lead in Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

February 5, 2014
Source: Variety

Evangeline Lilly

After making a name for herself on the insanely popular ABC drama series "Lost," the stunning Evangeline Lilly has made the jump to the big screen with pivotal roles in blockbusters like Real Steel and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Now she's poised to enter the world of Marvel as Variety has learned that Lily is currently in early talks to take the female lead in Ant-Man, the Phase Three film from Marvel Studios with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) directing. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas have already been set to play two different iterations of the tiny titultar superhero as Hank Pym and Scott Lang respectively. More below!

There's no confirmation on just what character Lilly will be playing, but some of the trade's insiders are saying she will play Hank Pym's daughter, who will also be a love interest for Scott Lang. Comic fans will immediately note that Pym never had a daughter in the comics, but the comic book studio has taken plenty of liberties with other staple Marvel characters (see Mandarin in Iron Man 3), so this wouldn't be that big of a deal. Lilly certainly brought some much-needed female flare to The Hobbit trilogy, so we're interested to see what she can do for Marvel. Sound good?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Yes. She would be good. I woudn't see a reason why she would not do a perfectly adequate to great job.

DAVIDPD on Feb 5, 2014


I always wondered when she was going to make a big break trough

Jon Odishaw on Feb 5, 2014


She's great. She's suited for feature films. Get that woman more roles!

Quanah on Feb 5, 2014


She really did flex some chops in Smaug.

avconsumer2 on Feb 6, 2014


Before I saw Desolation of Smaug, I was kinda bothered with a character that was not from the books. But the way she played the role and the way she fit the action I had no problem with it. Was one of the better parts of Smaug in my book...

Enola on Feb 6, 2014


She will be great as Wasp, more so then Rashida Jones would be.

Sean on Feb 5, 2014


If Rashida Jones was cast, I love her in Parks and Rec, but this would become a Brockheimer Batmanesque film.... Paul Rudd is a risk since his serious acting is in question, and he's not an action guy at all, Woody Allen has done more stunt work in his career than Paul Rudd fantasizes about... so this is a Risk....

shane willett on Feb 6, 2014


@disqus_Qa3oOUiZeD:disqus I'm willing to give Paul Rudd a chance. He may not have really ever starred in action movies, but we may be surprised at his performance in Ant-Man.

Sean on Feb 6, 2014


she makes parts of me strong!

shane willett on Feb 6, 2014


Janet Van Dyne, The Wasp !

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Feb 7, 2014

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