Evangeline Lilly's Wasp is *officially* joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe
We’ve got some fantastic news for those of us who love seeing female superheroes (so, all of us): There’s going to be another kickass lady hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For a long time, it felt like we only had Black Widow – who still doesn’t have a standalone film FYI– in a sea of male heroes. We’d get a phenomenal female supporting character here and there, like Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Sif in the Thor movies, but overall, the representation for female heroes is low.
However, it seems like things are starting to turn around: We know we’re getting a Captain Marvel movie (all the yes) and we’ve now learned that Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Pym will get to become the Wasp in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Lilly talked to Blastr at New York Comic Con and told them that there is a finished script for the sequel to Ant-Man and it’s currently awaiting studio approval.
But, Lilly also said that Hope won’t be a part of Avengers: Infinity War. However, she continued that the Wasp is definitely going to be in Avengers 4.
It makes sense: Infinity War is slated to be released before Ant-Man and the Wasp, and the studio didn’t want the Wasp’s first appearance to be in such a large film (Seriously, Infinity War is going to be massive).
This way, the Wasp gets plenty of screen time in a shared film with Ant-Man before joining another, large team-up movie. So, we get more time to give our undivided attention to a strong female hero? We’re totally up for that.