Michelle Pfeiffer Trains For Her Superhero Return In Ant-Man and the Wasp Sequel

Michelle Pfeiffer Trains For Her Superhero Return In Ant-Man and the Wasp Sequel

June 1, 2021

“Janet van Dyne entering the Quantum Realm this summer. I’ll be ready.”

Michelle Pfeiffer is getting into superhero shape for the third sequel to “Ant-Man.”

Taking to her Instagram on Sunday, the actress shared a video of herself running on a treadmill, as she prepares to reprise her role as the original Wasp for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which begins principal photography in July and is expected to debut in 2023.

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“Janet van Dyne entering the Quantum Realm this summer,” the 63-year-old Oscar nominee told her fans in the clip. “I’ll be ready.”

Evangeline Lilly, who plays Pfeiffer’s daughter Hope van Dyne in the franchise, commented, “Go Mama! 💪🏼💫🔥.”

In 2018, Pfeiffer joined the Marvel Universe as the shrinking superhero for “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which was the first sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man.” The film also featured Michael Douglas as her husband Hank Pym and, of course, Paul Rudd playing Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man.

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Around the time of the film’s debut, Pfeiffer expressed how excited she was to be joining a comic book adaptation at the age of 60.

“I loved that in this phase in my life I’m playing a superhero,” she told People. “The message that it sends to women of all ages that we are still kicking ass.”

“I loved that she is such a seminal character in the Marvel comic book world,” she added of the Wasp. “And that is one of the founding members of the Avengers. I would have a lot of conversations with [director] Peyton [Reed] that Janet was a warrior and she is a very important and brilliant scientist unto herself, which was exciting to me.”

“Quantumania” is due out February 17, 2023 — following the releases of “Black Widow,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Eternals,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “The Marvels.”


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