So much attention has been paid to Black Panther and Joe and Anthony Russo’s pint-sized indie film (read: Avengers: Infinity War) that it’s almost easy to forget Marvel’s third movie slated for 2018: Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Production on Peyton Reed’s diminutive sequel is expected to begin later this year in Atlanta, which is, incidentally, also playing host to Infinity War. That means Marvel will surely begin its final sweep for new cast members over the coming weeks – cast members that will soon star opposite Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne), and Hannah John-Kamen, the latter of whom climbed aboard Ant-Man and the Wasp earlier this month in an undisclosed role.
Best known for her parts in Game of Thrones, Killjoys and Black Mirror – not to mention an upcoming appearance in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One – John-Kamen is a star on the rise, and at least according to new tidbits unearthed by MCU Exchange, she’ll be playing the part of Dawn in Peyton Reed’s Marvel sequel, a character deemed to be “charismatic, eccentric, unpredictable and damaged.”
She’s one of three major additions to the ensemble cast, with Marvel still on the hunt for an actress to play Janet van Dyne and Victoria, an all-new love interest to Michael Peña’s Luis who is likened to a “loose cannon” with a “dangerous edge.” So, exactly the kind of lady for Luis, then?
Because this rumor has surfaced so early on in production, it’s worth keeping in mind that Dawn could simply be a placeholder to mask the true identity of Hannah John-Kamen’s mystery character. It’s a tactic that Marvel has employed in the past, so until we have firm details for you to peruse, chalk this one up as conjecture for the time being – ditto for Janet van Dyne and Victoria, though we expect the studio to announce some casting news on that front over the coming weeks.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be with us on July 6th, 2018.
Source: MCU Exchange