Evangeline Lilly heads up Ant-Man and the Wasp poster

Evangeline Lilly's Wasp was the most prominently featured character on

' newly unveiled movie poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits US theaters July 6 and UK theaters August 31.

It teased the first glimpses of Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer as Hope van Dyne's long-lost mother Janet as well as the villainous Ghost portrayed by Ready Player One henchwoman, Hannah John-Kamen.

'[Michelle] hasn't done one of these films since she played Catwoman with Tim Burton [for Returns in 1992],' director Peyton Reed told EW on April 19.

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'It means a lot to me': Evangeline Lilly's Wasp was the most prominently featured character on Marvel Studios' newly unveiled movie poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits US theaters July 6 and UK theaters August 31

'It means a lot to me': Evangeline Lilly's Wasp was the most prominently featured character on Marvel Studios' newly unveiled movie poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits US theaters July 6 and UK theaters August 31

'It was really interesting to bring her in and get her up to speed on all the mythology and her place in this world.'

Marvel also released a Monday featuring Paul Rudd and the Canadian 38-year-old, which revealed that their sequel is chronologically set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

'[Ant-Man] entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible,' the Golden Globe nominee noted.

'The question has arisen, "Can Janet come back?" So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.'  

Women in the spotlight: It teased the first glimpse of Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (L) as Hope van Dyne's long-lost mother Janet

Women in the spotlight: It teased the first glimpse of the villainous Ghost portrayed by Ready Player One henchwoman, Hannah John-Kamen (R)

Women in the spotlight: It teased the first glimpses of Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (L) as Hope van Dyne's long-lost mother Janet as well as the villainous Ghost portrayed by Ready Player One henchwoman, Hannah John-Kamen (R)

Director Peyton Reed told EW: '[Michelle] hasn't done one of these films since she played Catwoman with Tim Burton [for Batman Returns in 1992]. It was really interesting to bring her in and get her up to speed on all the mythology and her place in this world'

Director Peyton Reed told EW: '[Michelle] hasn't done one of these films since she played Catwoman with Tim Burton [for Returns in 1992]. It was

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