'Ant-Man' Movie: How Could Evangeline Lilly Fit In With The Scott Lang Origin Story? Edgar Wright May Cast 'Hobbit' Star [VIDEO]

Edgar Wright is quietly putting together a cast for Ant-Man, and Evangeline Lilly may soon be attached to the film.

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A veteran of Lost, Smallville, and The Hobbit trilogy, Lilly may branch out into yet another segment of the sci-fi/fantasy genre - the superhero world.

While there has been no official statement regarding the Canadian actress's possible involvement with the Marvel Phase Three project, Variety has speculated that Lilly may be a love interest for Paul Rudd's character.

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Penned by Wright (Shawn of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), the 2015 film will not be focusing on the origins of Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) Ant-Man. Instead, the story will jump to the second iteration of the pint-sized hero, which involves Scott Lang (Rudd).

Canonically, Lang liberated Pym's suit in an effort to brake into Cross Technological Enterprises to save Dr. Erica Sondheim, the only person who could in turn save his dying daughter. As a result of his actions, Pym allowed the thief to keep the suit if he continued to use his new powers to enforce law and order.

It appears Wright may be telling a version of this story considering comments he made in a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair.

"It's essentially a high-tech spy heist film with somebody with a very particular power," Wright explained.

Ant-Man is set to hit theaters July 17, 2015. Click the video below to see an interview with Wright.

 

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