Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has opened up about what it was that drew her to sign on for Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp.
While there were a lot of bumps in the road for Marvel’s Ant-Man, during its creative process, the comedic venture went on to be a critical and box office success in its own right, even if it didn’t make the same kind of impact as some of the other, larger MCU movies. So, it came as no surprise when Marvel announced that they were hard at work on a sequel.
Next year’s Ant-Man & The Wasp will see Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang sharing the spotlight with Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne and continuing Marvel’s recent collection of star-studded ensembles, this film features a number of exciting new additions alongside it’s returning cast. And out of all these additions, none have been quite so exciting as that of Michelle Pfeiffer, who is taking on the role of Janet Van Dyne – the original Wasp, and a character fans have been waiting to see since Ant-Man was announced.
Speaking recently with Variety, Pfeiffer opened up about what drew her to playing Janet, a role which marks her long-awaited returned to the comicbook movie genre: “It had this great sense of humour about it and just this unusual tone. This new script has the same thing. It’s nicely written.”
When the first Ant-Man was released, fans were busy speculating why Hank Pym’s wife was missing, however, once it was revealed that Janet had disappeared decades prior to the events of the film (after going subatomic in 1987 trying to stop a Russian missile) fans were quick to begin discussing when the beloved character would make her debut. Especially when Scott went subatomic at the end of the movie and lived to tell the tale.
There have been very few plot details released for the film at this point, so we have no idea how Janet returns from the quantum realm, or indeed what role she will play in the story, however a rumoured 1987 flashback may play a big role in explaining what happened all those years ago. And with Pfeiffer claiming that it was the fun and humorous tone that drew her to Ant-Man & The Wasp, at the very least we know that this film will continue in the same unusual and hilarious tone as its predecessor.