Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has shared that he thinks Evangeline Lilly worked harder on the film’s stunts than Paul Rudd.
Reed shamed Rudd’s work ethic in a deadpan joke during Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s world premiere, complimenting Lilly’s dedication to the character and cultural impact as a female hero:
“Evangeline is a very physical actor and she takes very seriously the stunt work and the training. Way more so than Paul Rudd. She’s in there and really wants to get it right. Every aspect of that character. It was important to her. ‘I want to sweat. A lot of those female heroes they fight and they look great and glam, I want to sweat. I want to have my hair in a ponytail because that’s what I would do.’”
While the Wasp is not Marvel’s first female superhero, she is the first female Marvel hero to feature in the film’s title — a privilege that even Black Widow has not yet been given. Captain Marvel will join the Wasp’s ranks when the film is released next March, and rumblings of the solo Black Widow film may indicate that she, too, will be be the focus of her own film.
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Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Judy Greer as Maggie, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released in theaters on July 6, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter