Michelle Pfeiffer as the original Wasp in Marvel studio’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp”!
Less than a month time and we can see Michelle on the big screen again, after a series of cool and interesting projects last year (Wizard of Lies, mother!, Murder on the Orient Express and Where is Kyra?), Michelle finally back to the comics world but this time she’s not playing the emotional Selina Kyle/Catwoman, instead, she’s joining the MCU for the July 6 release “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as the original Wasp, aka Janet van Dyne.
Despite the studio mentioned one of the key plot of the movie is bringing Michelle’s character back from the Quantum Realm, there were very little or nearly none of the marketing materials involved the legendary actress (not even in the official trailers) until MCU finally revealed the character posters of the main characters from the movie.
According to Movieweb.com:
Michelle Pfeiffer can be seen in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp poster wearing a brown cloak over her Wasp suit. The suit has black and green coloring and Janet van Dyne is shown without her helmet on. The cloak seems to be hiding what looks like a damaged suit, which is more than likely due to the years that she has spent in the Quantum Realm. We know that a major component of Ant-Man 2 will be the rescue of van Dyne from the Quantum Realm.
After Scott Lang went subatomic in the first Ant-Man film, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne realized that one can come back from the Quantum Realm, leading to a chance that Janet van Dyne could still be alive. Pym has created some new tech that will reportedly be able to safely navigate the Quantum Realm on their hunt for Janet. Additionally, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet character will probably be able to educate the crew on some of the specifics about where she has been and how she survived for all of these years.
Janet van Dyne’s experiences in the Quantum Realm could help inform in Hank Pym of how to further explore going subatomic, which may very well factor into Avengers 4. We know from leaked set photos that the Battle of New York from the first Avengers movie will be revisited. However, this time around, Scott Lang is with them and they all have devices on their wrists. The Quantum Realm might be the technology that the surviving Avengers need to track down Thanos and reverse the consequences of his now legendary snap.
Below are some more materials about Michelle Pfeiffer from the movie.
“Absolutely. I mean, I’ve been a Michelle Pfeiffer fan as long as I can remember. I’m sure at least since Scarface, but to work with her and realize what an amazing, lovely person she is to work with, and before I worked with her, I went back and watched all of her movies again, and the breadth of roles… … Absolutely it’s great, because the breadth of characters she’s played. I think sometimes people forget. They remember the signature roles, but just such incredible range and can do anything, and even in serious roles she always brings a little smart comedic flare to everything. I could not have been more amazed and impressed by Michelle Pfeiffer. She’s great.” – Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man and the Wasp