Ant-Man introduced Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym and the general Ant-Man mythos to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015, and following Scott's brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year, we're return to this corner of the MCU in 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp. Well hot off the presses from San Diego Comic-Con, we've just learned who some of the major new characters will be in the sequel, chief among them is that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet van Dyne.
While Janet was briefly seen in Ant-Man costumed up as The Wasp, she'll make her full debut next year in Ant-Man and the Wasp, with Michelle Pfeiffer, the onetime Catwoman, filling in her shoes. The other notable character reveals were that Hannah John-Kamen will play Ghost, Walton Goggins will play Sonny Burch, Lawrence Fishburne will play Bill Foster, better known in the comics as Goliath, and Randall Park is confirmed to play agent Jimmy Woo.
Janet van Dyne cameoed in Ant-Man in her full Wasp costume, and viewers saw in a flashback how she disappeared into the Quantum Realm while preventing a missile from killing millions, and she hasn't been seen since. Michelle Pfeiffer's inclusion in Ant-Man and the Wasp marks her return to the world of comic book media, previously appearing in 1992's Batman Returns. Fun fact, back in 2015, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Janet's daughter Hope, said she wanted Pfeiffer to play the original Wasp. Mission accomplished!
Another standout name Laurence Fishburne is a big draw not just because of his impressive career, but because he's just recently appeared in the DC Extended Universe as Perry White. Bill Foster has been a key Ant-Man mythos character since 1966, and as Goliath, he has the same kind of size and mass manipulation powers that Ant-Man/Giant Man have. It's unclear what Bill's relationship will be with Hank Pym and the rest of the Ant-Man crew in Ant-Man and the Wasp, although it's plausible that Bill might have known Hank back when the latter was working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
As for the other names, first there's Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, giving us female version of the villain from the comics. The male Ghost wears a suit that allows him to turn himself and anything he touches to become invisible or intangible, but not at the same time. Presumably John-Kamen's version in Ant-Man and the Wasp will have similar abilities. Then there's Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, who in the comics was the chairman of Cross Technologies. Since Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, perished in Ant-Man, perhaps we'll see Goggins' Burch try to rebuild that company, potentially setting him up to be Ant-Man and the Wasp's main antagonist. As for Randall Park's Jimmy Woo, it appears that we can expect him to be just as much of a badass on the big screen as he is on the printed page.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.