The Ant-Man cast is already taking shape, with two new additions.
More Marvel. More cast announcements. This is Comic-Con weekend. The latest round of announcements comes from the production of Ant-Man, one of the Marvel flicks, geared for 2015.
Evangeline Lilly joined the Ant-Man cast amidst confusion and minor controversy.
The latest batch of actors to be included in 2015’s Ant-Man consists of Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym and Corey Stoll (The Bourne Legacy, Non-Stop) as a colleague of Pym’s, who later dons the mask of the villain Yellowjacket, Deadline reports. Michael Douglas was previously cast as Hank Pym and of course there’s Paul Rudd in the title role, rounding out the cast so far.
Much like the rest of the production, Lily’s announcement was surrounded with some confusion and controversy. According to Deadline, Lilly hadn’t even seen the script at the time of the announcement. She was quoted as saying: "I can't tell you anything else about her because I don't know. I've been evading the press over the last two days at Comic-Con about who I'll be playing." She was also incorrectly introduced as Hope Van Dyne instead of Hope Pym, a mistake, which was later credited to the recent script changes.
Barring any production delays, the Peyton Reed-directed flick is set to hit theatres in 2015.
Corey Stoll was the second cast member announced at Comic-Con.