Michelle Pfieffer is a remarkably talented, award-winning actor but there will be some for whom her outing as the whip-wielding Catwoman will always remain a signature role. However over twenty-five years after playing the conflicted feline character opposite Michael Keaton in 1992 Batman Returns, Pfieffer is joining another superhero franchise.
It was announced at Marvel‘s ‘Hall H’ panel at SDCC that she will be appearing as Janet van Dyne in the sequel to Ant-Man (currently entitled Ant-Man and the Wasp). It was explained in the first movie that Van Dyne, the wife of the original Ant-man Hank Pym, was lost in the microverse after shrinking down too far – though her image was glimpsed during hero Scott’s Lang’s similar mission in that first outing. Initial rumours had suggested that Janet would be essayed by Sharon Stone.
Pfeiffer joins the returning Paul Rudd (as Lang), Evangeline Lilly (as daughter Hope Van Dyne who will be the next incarnation of the Wasp), Michael Douglas (as Pym) and Michael Pena (as Luis) and franchise newcomers Walter Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen, Laurence Fishburne and Randall Park.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6, 2018.