Evangeline Lilly On Being Cast In ‘Ant-Man’; Takes Shot At DC

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Evangeline Lilly, who played Hope Van Dyne/Wasp in Marvel’s Ant-Man, appeared at the Emerald City Comic Con over the weekend. While there, she was asked about how she got involved in the film and also took a shot about the seriousness of DC films.

The actress is best known for her roles in Lost and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. She had considered retirement until she got the call from Edgar Wright to be in his next film, which happened to be Ant-Man, opposite Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. But at the time, she hadn’t been very well-versed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having only seen Iron Man.

“Then Edgar Wright called me. The only Marvel film I’d seen at that time was Iron Man, and I didn’t even know it was a Marvel film. So I was like, ‘I don’t want to do a stupid superhero movie.'”

Although Wright never went on to direct the film, Lilly decided to stay on the project.

“And Paul Rudd, which makes it even cooler. Who casts Paul Rudd as a superhero? Nobody. So I was like, ‘I gotta check out these Marvel guys and see what they’re up to,’ and apparently they were up to really cool ****. How have I missed these guys who are making really cool superheroes who don’t take themselves too seriously?”

“DC,” Lilly said when giving an example of a property of superheroes that take themselves too seriously.

Evangeline Lilly also mentioned that “now a year from now I get to put on a wasp costume and buzz around,” referencing her role in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Новица Чворовић

    better be serious than have forced jokes so you can make disney happy

    • Mitifly

      I agree. Sometimes is good to be light but they kill the moment with so many jokes. The mcu is great but they need to decreasse the jokes.

      • Radar Technician Matt

        They said Ragnarok will be funniest Thor movie so far…
        Last time I checked Ragnarok means serious business, but oh well…

        • Новица Чворовић

          I was so hyped for Ragnarok only MCU movie i wanted to see this year in theatres and than they said Ragnarok will be the funniest Thor movie so far and they have killed my hype so fast, Ragnarok ( apocalypse, end of days) will be funny. Only one thing i can say about that DISNEY

    • Philly Gannon

      but the Marvel movies are good and the DC movies have been crap so far (well, Suicide Squad was ok), so….yea…a few jokes to stop from being a crappy movie, it’s all good….I mean, what kind of idiot doesn’t like humor?

      • Новица Чворовић

        If you like humor that much go watch comedies or marvel movies they are the same, marvel movies are good sure : iron man2,3 captain america, thor 1,2 ant-man, age of ultron, hulk all crap movies

        • Philly Gannon

          that is your opinion and your are entitled to it. I disagree, but I do not care about your opinion to ask why you feel this way…so…yea…

      • Radar Technician Matt

        Crap? Suicide Squad…..ok? Man of Steel and BvS are Citizen Kane compared to that disaster, with one of if not the worst 3rd act of any comic book movie. And with the horrible editing, its like WB hired a trailer studio to do it for them. Like seriously, there’s no way you’re that blind.

        • Philly Gannon

          it’s like you internet trolls are straight up stupid. so…people that don’t agree with you are blind? EVERYONE opinion is wrong unless it is the same as yours? get the fck outta here. how does someone that spends so much time on a comment section have such an inflated sense of entitlement? Man of Steel sucked in my opinion, and your lame attempts of an insult will not make the movie any better

      • SAMURAI36

        Oh yeah, the Marvel films are good. Lame villains, no stakes, juvenile dialogue, massive plot holes = good.

        This is opposite day.

        • Fenix

          How’re all the razzies for BvS doing?

          • Verbal Kint

            How many Oscars for DC?

          • Marquis de Sade

            For best eyeball glitter and lip paint ain’t much to brag about, dceu fangurl…but then I guess y’all need all the positive reinforcement y’all can get, huh?

          • Verbal Kint

            Do you need a tissue, Sweetheart?

          • SAMURAI36

            A total of 5.

          • Axxell

            How many Razzies for DC?

          • Kelly

            Where’s Marvel’s Oscar?

          • Axxell

            8 total movies with an RT score of 80% or more, and 4 films breaking the $1B barrier.

            That’s Marvel’s Oscar.

          • Verbal Kint

            I guess pumping out uninventive formulaic toy commercial movies have really paid off.

          • Axxell

            Interesting that none of your complaints have anything to do with makeup…

          • Verbal Kint

            Marvel can’t even win one for that. lol

          • Axxell

            An award that by your own words nobody cares about…

          • Kelly

            LOL! That isn’t an Oscar. That’s a McDonald’s publicity pitch.

          • Axxell

            Only if McDonald’s got publicized for it’s quality food, which is infinitely more substantial than advertising nice decor

  • Marquis de Sade

    That’s my babyboo…She knows dceu is nothing more than a relic of self-parody.

    BWAHAHAHA!

    • Levi Everaerts

      I wish I could double-like this, once for the comment and once for bearing the name of a historical figure probably no one on this page knows.

      • SAMURAI36

        So, you like a the comments of a fool? Got it.

        • Marquis de Sade

          “a fool”??? – 10 years ago I would’ve responded by sayin’ somethin’ disparagin’ about yo’ mama-san, sammy-rai, but lucky for you I’ve matured since then.

      • Napi

        Hahahaha look guys! We got a special snowflake over here! BTW everybody knows who, the real, Marquis de Sade was daaahh

  • Philly Gannon

    While I know she is biased, she ain’t wrong. DC’s movies are a drag and not entertaining or even good. Suicide Squad was ok, but the whole premise was stupid.

    • Alan Ortiz

      If you think that Suicide Squad is the “good one” of the DCEU, I’ve got bad news for your taste in movies.

    • SAMURAI36

      Riiiight, because the premises of Marvel films are so awesome, right?

      • Fenix

        It’s a really stupid premise, if the point of the suicide squad is to send them into bad situations so that good guys aren’t put in harm’s way why were all those soldiers sent in with them?

        • Philly Gannon

          EXACTLY.

  • vincanss

    Well this article was worthwhile, I guess a slow news day so let’s make this a story as taking a shot at DC and bait some DC fanboys to rile up some Marvel fanboys and vice-versa ..

  • SAMURAI36

    Oh look, a b-list actress, who starred in one of Marvel’s most underachieved films that NOBODY talks about, and that almost flopped in the box office, is speaking down about some of the most iconic films, each of which has done better in the box office than 70-90% of Marvel’s entire catalog in….

    Imagine that.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Stop playin’ with yourself, sammy-rai. You do love your revisionism.

    • Axxell

      Actually, that’s only 66% of Marvel’s catalog.

      And the fact WB/DC’s best received movie couldn’t top anything besides Marvel Studios’ freshman efforts, is frankly pathetic…

      • Napi

        DC: 3 movies = 1 Oscar
        Marveloser: 1000 movies = 000 Oscar

        • Axxell

          You forgot to add the 3 razzies.

          You’re welcome…

          • Napi

            4 Razzies please. DC being best than Marvel even in the worst

          • Philly Gannon

            so DC is the best at sucking? hmmmmm….what’s DC’s number? I gotta call them about….something

          • Napi

            DC being best than Marvelosers on everything!

          • Philly Gannon

            cool. Until either of them starts paying me, I don’t care which ones you like best. Howard The Duck was the best movie of all time…hmmm…that’s odd…I just typed something on the internet and it didn’t magically become the truth….hmmm…imagine that

          • Napi

            Booooring all your comments! *yawns*
            Come on Allexx, stop the multi account and tell Marvelosers to earn some Oscars.

          • Marquis de Sade

            LOL!
            I guess that explains why every time I watch a dceu movie I come out the theater crosseyed and drained…They suck real good. BWAHAHAHA!

          • Philly Gannon

            and with BvS almost 3 hours long, they suck long time.

          • Napi

            LOL! Are you 8 or somethin’ that was a terrible joke! Just like the Marvelose jokes! xDxD

          • Philly Gannon

            meh, marvel can suck it for all I care….until they start sending me part of their profits, I don’t care if internet geek bash their movies….I mean, who does? They surely don’t…How do you know the movies have lame jokes? because you watched them (probably paid to also but will never admit it)…it’s like those idiots that claim they don’t watch a show because it sucks, but how would you know a show sucks if you don’t watch it? it’s just a stupid thing to say. unless you watch every episode, you can’t judge the whole show…but Internet retards don’t get this.

        • Philly Gannon

          Oscar for makeup. try again.

          • Napi

            And Marvelosers got an Oscar? NOPE

          • Philly Gannon

            Thank God for that Oscar win, we’d have nothing good to say about DC without it…of course, if a Marvel Movie wins an Oscar, then suddenly the Oscars don’t mean anything, lol, stupid Fanboys, Deadpool was better than all the DC movies, jokes and all.

          • SAMURAI36

            Why didn’t any of those garbage Marvel movies get an Oscar for makeup? Or anything else, for that matter?

          • Axxell

            Marvel spent their budget on a good plot instead of splurging on a Maybelline artist…

          • Philly Gannon

            because clearly DC movies are superior in the make up department. I mean, a homosexual looking Joker, a Heroine addict looking Harley, a crackhead looking Croc, I mean, pure genius. lol. I agree with you man. all movies that do not win Oscars are complete and utter garbage. you’re on to something here. Thank god for that Oscar win, or else we’d have nothing positive to say about DC movies. :)

        • SAMURAI36

          DC actually has 5 Oscars.

    • Philly Gannon

      it’s funny when a stupid internet troll that is a nobody calls a famous person a nobody lol…sure, she may be “b-list”, but you aren’t even on a list lol…and to say no body talks about the movie is stupid, EVERYBODY was talking about it when it came out, look how well it did…but, the only people you know are online, so maybe THAT is why you think the way you do?
      also, making 519.3 million on a $130 million budget is NOT almost a flop, lol, do you ever know what you are talking about? or is it that DC has their nuts so far down your throat that you will spout any nonsense?
      DC fanboy acting like stupid kid, imagine that.

      • SAMURAI36

        Ooh goodie, another idiot for me to shred to pieces. Let’s put the work in.

        it’s funny when a stupid internet troll that is a nobody calls a famous person a nobody lol…sure, she may be “b-list”, but you aren’t even on a list lol…

        Soooo…. In other words, I’m right that she’s a B-lister? That really makes you butthurt, huh? Ooh, a “famous person”…. I’m sooo intimidated. Last I checked, Kim Kardashian is “famous” too. Hey, perhaps Kim should sign up for some of these s#!tty Marvel movies! She can act about as well as Lily, & she’ll at least look better than Lily does.

        and to say no body talks about the movie is stupid, EVERYBODY was talking about it when it came out, look how well it did…but, the only people you know are online, so maybe THAT is why you think the way you do?

        Wow, of course people were talking about it when it first came out, dumbass.
        That happens with ALL new movies. So what, you want a cookie for it being a new movie?

        So here are the facts: Ant-Man bad very little buzz prior to its premier, & there’s a reason for that. Do you know what that reason was? Of course you don’t, which is why you’re gonna pretend that I didn’t ask the question, like you Marvel fanboys usually do.

        In the meantime, I challenge you to find 5 articles about Ant-Man, 6 months after the film’s release. Better yet, show me where the film was trending on social media, 6 months after its release.

        We both know you won’t be able to do it. That’s because it was lack luster, even by Marvel standards. The film did Phase 1 numbers, box office-wise (more on that in a moment). And never mind the nonsensical plot, zero stakes, juvenile dialogue, & lame villain that nobody remembers.

        also, making 519.3 million on a $130 million budget is NOT almost a flop, lol, do you ever know what you are talking about? or is it that DC has their nuts so far down your throat that you will spout any nonsense?

        Ohhh, so you’re one of those that doesn’t understand that production budgets & marketing budgets are listed separately.

        So here’s one more $2 question for you NOT to answer: what was the MARKETING budget for Ant-Man? That info is easily found on-line. And just so you know, you are NOT the first person I’ve had this debate with, so I’m fully prepared to have it.

        So, please answer my Q’s, & answer the honestly. Speaking of which….

        DC fanboy acting like stupid kid, imagine that.

        …. If you don’t answer honestly, I’m going to block you, like I’ve done to dozens before you.

        • Marquis de Sade

          Uhhh, are you sure you wanna go there, sammy? – Cuz if you wanna call Antman a flop, then you’ll have to acknowledge that bvs’s budget of $250 million + $150 million in marketing resulting in a worldwide gross of $873 million is a COLOSSAL FLOP!

      • SAMURAI36

        C’mon man, don’t tell me you gave up that easy. You were talking like an internet gangsta before.

        • Philly Gannon

          dafaq is an internet gangsta? meh, I’ll start using it in our convos. why not? you have no life and this is your only way to interact with people, so, I will par take from time to time and write it off on my taxes as community service. I mean, helping the mentally handicapped is considered a good deed right?
          So I’ll let you get out all your stupid comments so that maybe some good ones will surface

          • SAMURAI36

            dafaq is an internet gangsta?

            Look it up, since you’re so smart. You used the term “internet geek” earlier, so I’d surmised (wrongly so?) that it’s opposite nomenclature was well within your level of comprehension. My apologies, I won’t assume you are smart anymore.

            meh, I’ll start using it in our convos. why not? you have no life and this is your only way to interact with people, so, I will par take from time to time and write it off on my taxes as community service. I mean, helping the mentally handicapped is considered a good deed right?
            So I’ll let you get out all your stupid comments so that maybe some good ones will surface

            1) “Par” and “take” are not separate words especially in the context in which you are attempting to use them.

            2) Just so you know, I’m about 10 seconds away from blocking you.

          • Philly Gannon

            too many words from someone that said they would black me. you are so pathetic that you replied to this one post twice? lol…get a live man, for real.

          • SAMURAI36

            Actually, I’m gonna go ahead and block you right now. Toodles, d!ckhead.

          • Philly Gannon

            lol, well, there goes my community service write off…though, I doubt it’ll be hard to find another just like you, you are a dime a dozen, especially on Superhero movie comment sections.

  • bingeit 45

    clickbait

  • Fenix

    Lol well this really triggered the DCEU delusionals.

  • Coby Gregg

    The debate between the DC fanboys and Marvel is very funny to read. People are so persistent to make one franchise better than the other. Be happy that we are getting superhero movies and that they reflect our comics. I’m a massive Marvel fan but I’m not going to bag out DC just to make myself feel better.

    • SAMURAI36

      And yet, that’s precisely what you’re doing. Imagine that.

  • Napi

    Come on HeroicHollywood, stop already with your sh¡t-stirrer stuff!

  • Verbal Kint

    She probably auditioned for a DC role and was denied. lol.

    • SAMURAI36

      Precisely this.

  • Kelly

    Coming from an actress who portrayed the worst stereotype of women in a movie.