SDCC: Evangeline Lily is Hank Pym's Daughter Hope Van Dyne and Other Ant-Man News from Marvel Studios Panel
Source: Marvel Live Blog
It took a while for Marvel to kick off their Marvel Studios panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con tonight, possibly because indie promotion wrestlers dressed as security guards were busy removing a steel chair wielding Edgar Wright from the premises, but once things kicked off, Marvel dropped some Ant-Man bombshells.
First, LOST star Evangeline Lily is confirmed for the film and will play Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and presumably Janet Van Dyne. The state of Hank and Janet's relationship is not yet known, nor is it known whether Janet or Hope, if anyone, will be The Wasp. In addition, Corey Stol is confirmed as Yellowjacket, Pym's business partner who took the company in a different direction. Pym recruits Scott Lang to help him out.
Finally, they revealed that Ant-Man will be a heist movie. Filming begins August 18. Stay tuned, we'll be covering all the big Marvel Studios announcements tonight.
UPDATE: Marvel Live Blogger Marc Strom later referred to Lily's character as Hope Pym, so maybe they weren't supposed to mention Van Dyne. We'll let you know when that gets cleared up.
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