Kevin Feige confirms The Wasp for Ant-Man

Kevin Feige has been talking about Ant-Man with MTV, and has revealed that the new film will mark the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Janet van Dyne, better known as The Wasp.

We already knew that Evangeline Lilly would be playing Hope van Dyne, but just how Janet factors into proceedings remains to be seen. "She factors in a number of spoiler-ish ways," says Feige. "But we will see Janet van Dyne in action in this film, and sort of what happened to her."

Like Ant-Man, the character is also able to drastically reduce her size, while also possessing the power of flight. Marvel has apparently been planning to introduce her for some time now, with an early draft of the Avengers script having The Wasp as a team member in place of Black Widow.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man will co-star Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and Michael Pena. The film will open in the US and UK on 17 July 2015.

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