Published On: Mon, Feb 10th, 2014

‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lost’ star Evangeline Lilly may join ‘Ant-Man’ as Paul Rudd’s love interest

Marvel made headlines by casting Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd in next year’s Ant-Man film.

Now former Lost star Evangeline Lilly may be in line to join the film according to Variety.

Ant-Man_Eric_OGrady Marvel comics Lilly is top of director Edgar Wright’s wishlist to play Paul Rudd’s love interest, a non-canon character created specifically for the movie.

The article speculates “she would play the daughter of Pym (Douglas) and Lang’s love interest. Pym didn’t have a daughter in the comics…”

Lilly stars in The Hobbit franchise and played Kate on Lost.

Douglas will star as Hank Pym, who first appeared in TALES TO ASTONISH #27 (Jan. 1962), with Rudd starring as Scott Lang in the film.

Pym was the scientist who originally created a chemical that allowed him to change his size, and when he retired, he handled the title of Ant-Man to Lang.

Ant-Man arrives in theaters July 31, 2015.





Ant-Man could be on the brink of adding another major name to its growing ensemble, with Evangeline Lilly said to be in talks to join the cast.

The report claims that not only will Lilly’s potential character be someone who catches the eye of Scott Lang… she will also be the daughter of Hank Pym!

That should muddy the relationship between Pym and Lang even further, and looks to be a nice twist on the subject material by screenwriter Joe Cornish.

Directed by Wright and co-starring Michael Douglas, Ant-Man is scheduled to scuttle into US cinemas on 17 July 2015, with a UK date to be confirmed in due course.




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