Michelle Pfeiffer joins Ant-Man cast as Janet

Michelle Pfeiffer. (Photo: AFP)
Michelle Pfeiffer. (Photo: AFP)

San Diego - Michelle Pfeiffer is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios announced on Saturday at Comic-Con that Pfeiffer has been cast in the Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne, who is Hank Pym's missing wife.

Pfeiffer will be starring alongside returning Ant-Man actors Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas in the film.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also announced that Randall Park and Laurence Fishburne were joining the sequel.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will be directed by Peyton Reed and hits theaters on 6 July 2018.