Cinemablend is reporting that Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp, will be appearing in July's Ant-Man movie. The website cites Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige, who reportedly made the statement during a roundtable interview session while on set of the film in late 2014.
"It factors in in a number of spoilerish ways, but we will see Janet Van Dyne in action in this film, and part of what happens to her - and then we will understand why that is the reason that [Hank Pym] doesn't want his daughter to follow in those footsteps."
In the movie, Hope Van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) is the daughter of Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) and the Janet Van Dyne character.
There's no word on who has been cast to play Janet Van Dyne, and according to Cinemablend the actor's face won't be seen in Ant-Man due to a helmet which covers her identity.
"Another very logical question in the movie is ‘Why are you hiring this ex-con to put on your suit and do this?’ The answer is because he has abilities in cracking security networks and in pulling off heists that nobody else has, which is really why he has to do it," says Feige. "But Hope is infinitely more capable of actually being a superhero in the beginning of this film, and we learn sort of, that’s ultimately when Hank reveals for the first time, to the audience and even the first time to Hope, what actually happened in the past, and why he’s so nervous about putting on that suit."
Feige goes on to say that by the end of Ant-Man, it'll leave the door open for Hope Van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) to have her own Pym particle-powered costume.