Following Lost, Evangeline Lilly took a short break from acting, but, since her return, Evangeline has proven her star hasn’t lost any of its luster. Currently, Ms. Lilly is polishing that shine as a superhero in the Marvel film franchise, stepping into the role of The Wasp, aka Hope van Dyne, opposite Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Evangeline now reveals that she’ll be taking on her Wasp role in films other than the anticipated Ant-Man and the Wasp, teasing fans that the Wasp will be taking on a greater role within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ant-Man And The Wasp Star Evangeline Lilly Teases A Greater Marvel Journey
Metro reports that Evangeline Lilly’s appearance at New York Comic Con was marked with untold excitement on the actress’ part, as she revealed looking forward to returning to work as Hope van Dyne. In looking forward to again donning the Wasp’s CGI wings, Lilly also shared something new in telling the Marvel fans gathered at the event that Ant-Man and the Wasp wouldn’t be the only film in which she would be playing the Wasp.
According to Evangeline’s words at Comic Con, Hope van Dyne and her alter ego will also be joining Chris Evan’s Captain America, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor in an upcoming Avengers film.
“Right now an initial script has been created but it has not been approved by the higher powers that be, by the Feiges,” Ms. Lilly said of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Even so, Evangeline seemed to have a good idea of what the Ant-Man sequel would be, and, in learning that the sequel would focus on an origin story for her own character, one can hardly blame Lilly for getting excited about the project.
“So I haven’t seen it yet but I have talked to Peyton (Reed, director) about where they’re headed and what they want to focus on,” Evangeline revealed. “I’m excited because it’s essentially going to be the origin of the Wasp.”
Ms. Evangeline went on to share a deeper insight into the process by revealing that there was an established timetable in relation to the release dates for each of the upcoming Marvel films. In detailing the process by which Evangeline’s Wasp character would end up with the Avengers, Ms. Lilly explains that the studio wants Hope van Dyne well established, before getting dropped in among an already well-established cast of characters.
“We’re going to see the Wasp for the first time take on the mantle, and put on the suit, and fly about, and do her thing,” Ms. Lilly told Comic Con fans. “Following that one, there’s an Avengers series coming out that’s a two-parter and the Wasp won’t be in the first part, she’ll be in the second part because they really want to preserve that reveal for Ant-Man and the Wasp so that they can give it its due time.”
Evangeline Lilly Begets A Little Evil
Even though Evangeline Lilly is rising to stardom once again, she’s not taking the easy train. Instead, Lilly is pursuing every project of interest that comes her way, which, as Entertainment Weekly indicates, includes a new horror/comedy film. Little Evil, directed and written by Eli Craig, stars Evangeline opposite of Adam Scott in the story of a single mother and her love interest.
Little Evil casts Lilly as the mother and Scott as Gary, the love interest and husband, who comes to believe that Samantha (Lilly) is raising the Antichrist. The 6-year-old hellraiser will be played by Owen Atlas.
Also joining Scott and Lilly on Little Evil will be Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, Brad Williams, Bridget Everett, Clancy Brown, Marcus Terrell Smith, and Tyler Labine.
Little Evil will see a 2017 release through Netflix.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, starring Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, and Michael Douglas, will see a July 6, 2018, theatrical release.
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