While we never got to see her donning a costume in Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly will be back for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp alongside Paul Rudd. Seeing her fully suited up as the Wasp and kicking some ass in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is something that many fans of the character are looking forward to and it sounds like the director of the movie is just as excited as we are to see her on the big screen.
Speaking with Modern Myth Media at the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards, Reed teased a few things that we’re going to see from the character in the sequel:
“It’s something we’re excited about. For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”
The director also talked about how the events of Captain America: Civil War will factor into the plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp:
“Well he’s a fugitive in most of the first Ant-Man movie. He’s just a bigger fugitive now. I think that’s one of the fun things and challenges about the Marvel movies for us, for the directors and for the writers, is you do have to sort of consider what happened in the previous movies in terms of your jumping-off point for those characters. It’s something we talked a lot about early on and we definitely have stuff figured out, so there will be some big leaps forward.”
As for whether or not Michael Peña’s Luis and the rest of the gang will return for the sequel, Reed had the following to say:
“Oh there’s definitely a chance! I’d say there’s a fighting chance for that to happen.”
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing everyone back in Ant-Man and the Wasp? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.
Source: Modern Myth Media