A popular fan theory from 2015’s Ant-Man has finally been confirmed by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige ahead of the release of the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Speaking with ScreenRant, Feige confirmed the fan theory during his appearance at the Ant-Man and the Wasp press junket. The theory in question suggested that while Ant-Man is shrinking to the subatomic level, the silhouette of the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, can be seen in the collection of lights seen by Scott Lang and reflected off Lang’s helmet. “In the first film it was, we got a glimpse of it for people who like to go through frame-by-frame,” Feige said. “There was a little silhouette of Janet as the Wasp in there, which is a big story element in this movie.”
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Michelle Pfeiffer will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Janet van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp, in which her daughter Hope van Dyne, portrayed by Evangeline Lilly, will suit up as the Wasp alongside her father Hank Pym and Ant-Man in a rescue mission to save Janet from the Quantum Realm. Janet was lost to the Quantum Realm while deactivating a bomb and has spent decades trapped within.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6 and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.