Janet Van Dyne was a character introduced in the first Ant-Man movie, but we’re going to see her in the flesh come the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing the role of Janet Van Dyne, but as it turns out, she almost left the project.
Pfeiffer opened up to THR that she had a habit of leaving projects at the last minute; this apparently forced director Peyton Reed to keep her involved and interested when it came to her character. She says:
"I've tried to back out of the movie at the last minute. That's just my M.O."
With a career as established as Pfeiffer’s, you’d expect that she wouldn’t want to commit to something like a superhero franchise. Hopefully with the role of Janet Van Dyne, the character was handled interestingly enough to get her onboard.
Though Reed was sort of in Edgar Wright’s shadow when he was directing the first Ant-Man, this sequel is totally his own project to develop. Let’s hope that he brings in an interesting follow-up to the MCU after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
Catch Ant-Man and the Wasp in cinemas July 5.