The Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. Marvel had no comment on the news. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.
Plot and character details are currently being kept under wraps, so it’s completely unknown if John-Kamen will play a villain (perhaps Dragonfly), an ally (Scott Lang has teamed up with many heroes and been part of numerous superhero groups, including the Avengers, which he haphazardly sort of joined in Captain America: Civil War, the New Defenders, and the Fantastic Four, who, unfortunately, still remain with Fox), or someone else entirely.
The last we saw of Scott Lang in the 2015 summer blockbuster, he had embraced the role of Ant-Man under the tutelage of the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), while Lilly’s Hope van Dyne finally got a look at the Wasp costume. It’s expected that Douglas and fellow original cast member Michael Peña will also be returning for the sequel.
The original film made $180.2 million at the domestic box office and $519.3 million worldwide, one of the lower grossing Marvel movies, but a critical success, earning an 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The sequel is slated for a July 6, 2018 release.
John-Kamen previously had bit roles in Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as a role in Black Mirror, which she portrayed in the first and third seasons. However, she’s on the precipice of a big break, with roles in Tomb Raider and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One coming up as well. She’s repped by Paradigm, Scott Marshall Partners in the U.K., and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor