When Marvel's "Ant-Man" premiered in 2015, it introduced viewers to the minuscule superhero and his crazy antics, and shed light on the subatomic quantum realm. By the time the film ended, viewers were given a hint about Janet Van Dyne, mother of Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). Michael Douglas' Hank Pym waxed poetic about his memories of her before she went "sub-atomic," but the film also implied that she may still be alive after all these years. There's more hope now, as Marvel has unveiled that they've already cast the role of Janet Van Dyne, and Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing the character in the upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

Michelle Pfeiffer cast as Hope Van Dyne

Screen Rant reported that during this year's highly anticipated San Diego Comic Con, Marvel took the opportunity to let fans know that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing the role of Janet Van Dyne in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." In fact, Pfeiffer's role as the original Wasp may aid in the introduction of Hope Van Dyne as the new Wasp, given that she has a larger billing in this film than its predecessor (her name is actually in the title of the upcoming sequel).

Pfeiffer isn't a stranger to these superhero films, as the 59-year old actress played Catwoman in Tim Burton's 1992 adaptation of Batman, "Batman Returns." She played the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman alongside "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actor Michael Keaton, who played Batman, and Danny DeVito, who played Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin.

Laurence Fishburne also added to the sequel

Aside from Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne in the upcoming "Ant-Man and the Wasp," there's also the addition of Laurence Fishburne in the upcoming film. According to The Verge, Fishburne will play the role of Dr. Bill Foster, a man who has the same growing powers as showcased by Paul Rudd's Ant-Man in "Captain America: Civil War." Dr.

Foster also goes by the name of Black Goliath, which may be more familiar to comic book fans.

Addition of a new villain called 'Ghost'

In "Ant-Man and the Wasp," both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly's characters will be going up against a villain called "Ghost." According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Ghost" was primarily a villain of Iron-Man, who is described as an "industrial saboteur by trade who quickly fell into a world of paranoid delusion," causing him to switch sides to whoever could benefit him the most.

The Peyton Reed-directed "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will buzz into theaters on July 6, 2018.