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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is adding a new female superhero to its ranks. The Wasp is officially joining the Ant-Man part of the MCU, and director Peyton Reed is just as thrilled as we are. He recently talked to MovieFone about the upcoming sequel to Ant-Man. It’s entitled Ant-Man and the Wasp, and we are HERE FOR IT.

We know some of that will probably include a superhero suit for Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly (Though she’s Hank Pym’s daughter, the character and her father are estranged, so she goes by her mother’s last name).

Lilly’s Wasp will also be in Avengers 4, which Reed acknowledges, is kind of scary. After all, Marvel films keep topping themselves – anyone who saw Captain America: Civil War could tell you that. So, clearly, as a director of the smaller MCU franchises, the bar can get raised rather high.

Collaboration is obviously an important part of the MCU, especially with all its connective threads. And with Wasp getting her debut soon after Avengers: Infinity War, that dialogue between filmmakers is going to be super important.

Overall, it seems like Reed is truly enthusiastic about Hope Van Dyne taking center stage.

Ant-Man’s sequel may be over a year away, but we know we’re counting down until the Wasp gets her big screen debut.