Janet Van Dyne is set to debut in Ant-Man and The Wasp, and a new casting call may tease fans with the chance to see her younger self in action. What happened to Janet was one of the driving questions throughout Ant-Man, and once her fate was revealed, everyone wondered when she could be introduced and who would play her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel made it official this summer by casting Michelle Pfeiffer as the original Wasp, bringing her into the fold of the sequel.
Finding Janet and learning more about the Quantum Realm in the process is going to be a big part of Ant-Man and The Wasp. However, even with her daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) suiting up and starring in the sequel, fans have been wondering if we will get to see more of Janet in her prime. Based on a new casting call, that may yet happen.
Central Casting Georgia has posted a casting call for Ant-Man and The Wasp that calls for both men and women of all ages to portray locals in Argentina. However, the ties to Janet may lie with the time period in which this scene will be set, as the call specifies this will be for a park scene set in 1987.
The year 1987 is an important one for the Ant-Man mythos - as it was in 1987 that Janet went subatomic to stop a Russian missile from hitting the United States and became lost in the Quantum Realm as a result. As any other specifics about this flashback scene have not yet been detailed, it is unknown whether this scene takes place before that mission or after. The Argentina setting doesn't make things any easier to piece together, so this could simply be a scene that shows a young Janet and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) spending quality time together before their last mission together, or even show Hank searching for answers following Janet's disappearance.
Regardless of how this scene ultimately plays out, it continues to look as though both Wasps will have very big roles to play in the Ant-Man sequel. While we still don't know just how heavily Pfeiffer will factor in, Lilly has been the star of the filming process so far. Her workout posts have continued to show she is physically ready for a superhero role, while she has continued to be the focal point on set photos. Whether it has been new looks at her complete Wasp costume or photos of her battling one of the film's villains Ghost (Hannah John Kamen), this is unlikely to be the last thing we hear about either of the MCU's Wasps in the movie.
Source: Central Casting Georgia
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
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