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Of all the Marvel properties headed towards the big screen, we can't help but feel like "World's End" filmmaker Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" is maybe the most exciting of the bunch. A big reason for this excitement comes from the cast that he's assembled, with Michael Douglas signing on as Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, his successor and wearing of the miniaturizing suit. Well, the team has just lined up another exciting addition to the cast, as Variety is reporting that Evangeline Lilly is set to play the female lead in the summer 2015 release. Insert "Lost" joke here.

As is the case with all things Marvel, it's unclear who she will be playing. Variety speculates that she will play Pym's daughter, who falls in love with Lang. This would be a character that was wholly invented by Wright and his collaborators (including co-writer Joe Cornish), but that's OK with us. The last time Lilly was written into a lauded preexisting property was this past fall in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," where she played a wholly original elf character, a character that ended up being one of that movie's highlights. So we say, Bring it on!

Michael Pena is also tapped to star in the Marvel epic, with production slated to begin in April. The film will be out on July 17, 2015. That's cutting it pretty tight. But we have faith that not only will they pull it off, but it will be one of the brightest stars in the Marvel galaxy.
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