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Evangeline Lilly Just DNGAF in the New Ant-Man Images

"This movie should have been called 'The Wasp.'"


AntMan2I mean really, even if she doesn’t turn out to be The Wasp, that face says it all.

Entertainment Weekly did a feature on Marvel’s Ant-Man which gave us our first human-size look at Paul Rudd in the title role. We also just got our first trailer for the film which received mixed reviews from fans.

AntMan1Entertainment Weekly‘s latest piece has this brief description of the film we’ve been hearing about for so long:

Paul Rudd stars as former jailbird Scott Lang, who can shrink to microscopic size thanks to a special suit, as well as communicate with his namesake insects courtesy of his helmet. Douglas plays inventor Hank Pym, creator of the aforementioned outerwear, and ­Evangeline Lilly is Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne. Today this trio are shooting a scene in Pym’s basement control room in which they hatch a plan to steal an even more advanced “Yellowjacket” suit from the villainous Darren Cross (The Strain’s Corey Stoll).

As for more details on Lilly’s role, “She’s not been in her father’s life for a long time,” she told EW. “So her arc in the movie—as Scott’s is with his daughter—is trying to find a relationship.”
AntMan3Of the controversial director shake-up from Edgar Wright (who was working on the film approximately forever) to Peyton Reed, EW had this from Marvel’s Kevin Feige:

“It is true that there were disagreements about the direction the script should take,” Feige says now. But “everything was aboveboard. Everything was done with everybody else’s knowledge. There was a sense of ‘We’re going in this direction, you’re staying in this direction—maybe it’s best that we end as friends.’”

And how it affected the cast:

The news of Wright’s departure came as a huge blow to Rudd. “It all happened very quickly,” says the actor, months later on the Ant-Man set. “I was devastated.” Lilly assumed the movie was dead. “Then I found out, ‘No—we’re moving along,’” she says. One small problem: Lilly had not yet signed her contract, she says, which meant she could walk out too if she wished. No one wanted that, but she refused to put her Jane Hancock on the dotted line until she saw the new Marvel-revised script. The studio kept her waiting. “I got held off for months,” she says. “Marvel knew [that first revised screenplay] wasn’t good. They just knew it was in the direction they wanted.”

AntMan4“The bones of it is really Edgar and Joe [Cornish],” Rudd said of the script he and Adam McKay worked on, “It’s been an emotional roller coaster, but I’m very excited now.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."