SDCC 2014: OFFICIAL: Evangeline Lilly & Corey Stoll Join Marvel’s Ant-Man
The ‘Lost’ & ‘House of Cards’ alums join the new film out July 17, 2015!
Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll have found their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the female lead and antagonist, respectively, in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” in theaters July 17, 2015!
Lilly will play Hope Pym, the daughter of Hank Pym, while Stoll will play Darren Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, the antagonist of the film. The two join stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), along with director Peyton Reed, for the size-changing super hero’s first cinematic adventure.
“We’ve been fans of Evangeline for years, and couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to join us on Ant-Man’s journey to the big screen,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We look forward to audiences learning more about her character when she joins forces with Hank Pym and Scott Lang in 2015.
“Corey brings depth to every role he plays,” continued Feige. “As a major part of the Ant-Man ensemble, we all wanted an actor who could be both cunning and sympathetic, and help create a character as dynamic as Marvel’s best antagonists.”
Most recently, Lilly impressed audiences around the world with her portrayal of the willful and skilled Elfin archer Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s second installment of the Hobbit trilogy, “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” and will once again reprise the role in “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” later this year. Lilly was first introduced to audiences, who turned into die-hard fans, when she played Kate Austen for the entire length of ABC’s international hit series “Lost,” for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination and won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award.
Stoll, celebrated for his Golden Globe-nominated turn as Rep. Peter Russo in “House of Cards” on Netflix, recently appeared in “Non-Stop,” which opened in first place at the box office earlier this year. The actor currently stars in “The Strain” on FX, the series premiere of which earned eight million viewers, and will next appear in Showtime’s award-winning “Homeland” series. (source)
After already tapping Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Michel Pena to star in “Ant-Man,” Marvel is now in early talks with Evangeline Lilly for the female lead.
Edgar Wright is directing the superhero film with Kevin Feige producing. Wright also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. Production is set to start in April.
Plot details are still vague, but fans have suspected Wright is taking a different approach. It is unclear whom Lilly would be playing, though some insiders say she would play the daughter of Pym (Douglas) and Lang’s love interest.
Pym didn’t have a daughter in the comics, but Cornish and Wright could certainly have switched things up in their version by giving him one.
Marvel had no comment.
Lilly was most recently seen in New Line’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” She is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment. (source)
A new tv spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug focused on Evangeline’s character Tauriel was just released. Less than 3 weeks to go!
Evangeline recently attended the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Gala. Pictures of the event have been added to the gallery.
// Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Gala (10/17)
A new trailer ofr The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has just been released. Quite a few new glimpses of Tauriel. Be sure to watch it below!
Evangeline has been busy promoting her book The Squickerwonkers at Comic-Con. Here’s a fun interview from Nerd HQ.
Peter Jackson recently posted a video of Evangeline, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace watching two fans’ reaction to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer. Check it out below.