Evangeline Lilly

Here's Who Evangeline Lilly Wants as Wasp Mom Janet in ‘Ant-Man 2’

Here's Who Evangeline Lilly Wants as Wasp Mom Janet in ‘Ant-Man 2’

Earlier this year, while doing press for Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly revealed in an interview that she wants Hope to meet her mother, Janet Van Dyne, and that she wants Michelle Pfeiffer to play the role. In Ant-Man, we learned that Janet Van Dyne disappeared into the Quantum Realm several years ago. One of the Ant-Man end credits scene featured Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) showing his daughter Hope the Wasp suit that both he and his mother were working on for her, at the time of her disappearance.

Evangeline Lilly revealed this summer that Michelle Pfeiffer's performance as Catwoman in 1992's Batman Returns was one of her favorite performances of all time, which is why she wants the actress to come aboard and play Janet Van Dyne. As of now, the sequel doesn't have a screenwriter attached to write the script yet, but Peyton Reed is coming back to direct. It isn't known how far along in development Ant-Man 2 is at this point, or if the producers are considering using Janet Van Dyne for this sequel.

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Evangeline Lilly Teases Wasp Phase 3 Plans, Wants to Fight Hulk

Evangeline Lilly Teases Wasp Phase 3 Plans, Wants to Fight Hulk

During the Q&A session, Evangeline Lilly was also asked if she would like the chance to "fight" her mother, Janet Van Dyne, in the Quantum Realm. The first Ant-Man only gave us a brief tease of the Quantum Realm, but it also established that there is a way out of this mysterious place, since Scott Lang was able to escape. The actress said that she loved the fan's ideas, adding she would love to see Wasp fight Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, since she would just fly around the Green Goliath and make him exasperated. She also added that she wants fans to keep bugging Marvel about putting her in more movies, but we're not sure which movies she will appear in yet.

The producer went on to confirm that fans will get to see The Wasp at some point during Phase Three, but he wouldn't confirm exactly when that would happen. After Captain America: Civil War, Marvel will roll out Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017), Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017), Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 4, 2018), Black Panther (July 6, 2018), Captain Marvel (November 2, 2018), Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019) and Inhumans (July 12, 2019). Hopefully we'll find out soon which of these movies The Wasp will be appearing in. What do you think of these new details? Visit the actress' page to check out the full Q&A, and check out photos from her chat below.

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Evangeline Lilly Reveals New ‘Ant-Man’ Story Details

Evangeline Lilly Reveals New ‘Ant-Man’ Story Details

WARNING! The following story may include SPOILERS for an upcoming Marvel movie. Read on at you're own RISK: It was rumored early on that Ant-Man would include a scene that showed Hank Pym in the 60s as he meets up with Peggy Carter and Howard Stark for secret meetings regarding the formation of The Avengers. In an interview with CNN, Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank and Janet Van Dyne, (aka Ant-Man and the Wasp), confirmed that Hank and Janet are the founders of Marvel's The Avengers, while explaining her role in the main story.

While promoting the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, in theaters this week, Evangeline Lilly offered even more insight into the heist elements behind Ant-Man. While speaking with CNN, she helps set up her character, and explains how Marvel's epic ensemble franchise Marvel's The Avengers ties into her 'smaller' crime thriller, forming that needed Marvel connection to the two films."[Hope] is the daughter of the founders of The Avengers, Ant-Man and the Wasp. She is a very talented, intelligent, capable woman and a force to be reckoned with.

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Evangeline Lilly: Edgar Wright's ‘Ant-Man’ Wasn't a Marvel Movie

Evangeline Lilly: Edgar Wright's ‘Ant-Man’ Wasn't a Marvel Movie

Ant-Man was released July 17th, 2015.

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‘Ant-Man’ Nearly Lost Evangeline Lilly After Edgar Wright Exit

‘Ant-Man’ Nearly Lost Evangeline Lilly After Edgar Wright Exit

Many fans were shocked when Marvel announced in May that director Edgar Wright had left Ant-Man, after spending more than ten years on developing the script with co-writer Joe Cornish. Just a few weeks later, Peyton Reed signed on to replace him, two months before shooting began this August in Atlanta. During a new interview with InnerSpace, actress Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne, revealed that she actually held off from signing her contract with Marvel upon hearing that Edgar Wright was no longer directing, and nearly walked away from the project.

We reported last month that Ant-Man will now close out Phase Two, instead of opening Phase Three as originally planned. With the massive nine-movie Phase Three filling out Marvel's calendar until 2019, it isn't known when a sequel to Ant-Man will come out, if the first movie is enough of a success to warrant a follow-up. Do you think Hope Van Dyne may be popping up in other Marvel movies? Chime in with your thoughts below.

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‘Hobbit 3’ Poster with Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

‘Hobbit 3’ Poster with Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies continues to roll out even more character posters with a new look at Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel, following one-sheets featuring Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Luke Evans' Bard the Bowman.

Tauriel is a character created specifically for The Hobbit movies, having not appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel. She was created by director Peter Jackson and writer Fran Walsh, whose name literally means "Daughter of Mirkwood." She is the head of the Mirkwood Elven Guard, who was first introduced in last year's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Her introduction in last year's blockbuster hinted at a burgeoning relationship with archer elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom), although fans will have to wait and see how that potential romance unfolds when The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies hits theaters this December.

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First Look at Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne in ‘Ant-Man’!

First Look at Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne in ‘Ant-Man’!

Evangeline Lilly shows off her new hairdo as Hope van Dyne in ‘Ant-Man’ with a series of Instagram photos.
Marvel Confirms Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym in ‘Ant-Man’

Marvel Confirms Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym in ‘Ant-Man’

Marvel re-issues their press release, confirming that Evangeline Lilly is playing Hope Pym not Hope Van Dyne in ‘Ant-Man’.