The origin story is a popular trope in comic book movies, but the Wasp is going to be different in Ant-Man 2, according to actress Evangeline Lilly. Scott Lang had his origin story as Ant-Man in the first movie and he had a bit of a hard time getting the hang of being a superhero throughout the Marvel adventure, and even into bits of Captain America: Civil War. The hero seems a little incompetent. However, Hope van Dyne will have it a little easier.
In a recent interview, Evangeline Lilly, revealed that her origin story will be quite different than the usual run of the mill origin story in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Lilly's Hope character spent a lot of time getting Paul Rudd's Scott Lang into fighting shape, so she already has an advantage, since she's been training for this since long before she met up with Lang. There's going to be fewer mistakes for an origin story that we've ever seen. Lilly explains.
"You've never seen a superhero origin story with less blunders. She knows what she's doing, and she's been grooming herself for this moment her whole life. The satisfaction in watching her finally get to live it out is really fun."
Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne was arguably the better person for the job when it came to the Pym technology during the events of the first film, but Scott Lang had the superior thieving skills. Plus, Hank Pym didn't have an emotional attachment to Lang, so it really wasn't too big of a deal if he was killed during the operation. However, the stakes will be a lot higher in Ant-Man and the Wasp with both Hope and Scott fighting side by side.
In other Ant-Man and the Wasp news, it was reported that the movie was undergoing reshoots, which is a standard practice, but it appears that these reshoots were going to completely redo the opening scene. Rumors suggest that the movie tested positively in screenings, but viewers were not really into the opening scene, hence the reshoots. Nothing has been announced officially, so this is speculation at this time. We'll find out soon enough when the highly anticipated sequel hits theaters this summer.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will reportedly take place after Scott Lang was busted out of the Raft prison, where Lang was placed at the end of Captain America: Civil War. The Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline will place it before the events of Infinity War, even though it comes out afterwards. As far as Infinity War is concerned, Ant-Man hasn't been featured in any of the promotional footage or posters, leading many to believe that he will have a pretty interesting role when the movie hits theaters in a few weeks. For now, you can read more about Evangeline Lilly's thoughts about Ant-Man and the Wasp over at USA Today, via CinemaBlend.