In an effort to prove Paul Rudd can appear onscreen without Elizabeth Banks or Rashida Jones, Marvel is in talks to cast LOST’s Evangeline Lilly as the female lead in Ant-Man. The studio won’t comment on exactly who she’ll be playing but have mentioned this would not be a one-off appearance. Speculation is that she’ll play the daughter of Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym and love interest to Rudd who is probably an attractive entomologist or the character who will eventually become The Wasp.
Earlier it was reported that Jones was being looked at for this role. However, it seems that casting did not take shape despite her friendship with Rudd. Maybe he can still get her in there as the voice of a plucky caterpillar or something. (THR)