Evangeline Lilly shares a new photo of her training for Marvel's Ant-Man & The Wasp, which doesn't hit theaters until July of 2018. The sequel to 2015's Ant-Man is shaping up to be a heck of sequel with a great synopsis, a ton of new characters and familiar faces, and much more. And it seems Lilly is eager to share her excitement, as evidenced in this new photo from her Twitter feed.
Whoever "Bob" is, it looks as though he's about to receive a lethal punch in front of a green screen. Hope Van Dyne has plenty of reasons to be lethal if the film's poster is any indication, it looks like Ant-Man and his cohort will have quite a bit to deal with. Hope has quite a lot to live up to, as Wasp will be the first superheroine in a Marvel film to be a title character (Ant-Man & The Wasp beats out Captain Marvel by a year). For her part, Lilly seems up to the challenge, however, and it's a treat to see her training process and watch her get ready to do some damage.
The film will also star Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, and Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen along with The Matrix star Laurence Fishburne. Scott Lang's ex-wife will also return, played by Judy Greer. When footage of Ant-Man & The Wasp was shown at San Diego Comic-Con, it gave fans an idea of how the characters would take shape in the sequel.
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 21, 2017
Ant-Man grossed $519 million, making it one of the lower grossing Marvel films. As such, Ant-Man & The Wasp has a lot of hype to live up to, and making the Wasp a focal point character was an important way to distinguish the film from the rest of the MCU. Lilly seems prepared to embrace that role and everything that it means for young girls.
That doesn't change the fact that the pint-sized hero isn't as well-known as Captain America or the rest of the Avengers, Lilly could be just the thing to drive the character into the spotlight. The fact that the actor is willing to put in the work and training to create a great performance speaks volumes about her commitment. Bring on Ant-Man and his partner the Wasp, along with the changes they'll make in the MCU at large.
Source: Evangeline Lily