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Evangeline Lilly is Ready to Lead the Avengers, Pitches an All-Female Avengers Film

Is Hope van Dyne ready to take the reins of Earth's Mightiest Heroes?

With Ant-Man and the Wasp hitting theatres next week, the internet is abuzz (pun intended) with anticipation. Early reviews (including ours) have praised the film for being smart, funny, and a great showcase for the newest Avenger, Hope van Dyne aka The Wasp. In an interview with Nerdist's Markeia McCarty, the cast and crew discuss The Wasp and her potential for taking on a leadership role in the post-Snapture Avengers.

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Things We Saw Today: Check Out This First Look at Evangeline Lilly in Costume as The Wasp

Check out this first glimpse of Evangeline Lilly in costume, which she posted on Twitter in celebration of Jack Kirby's birthday, after the jump!

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At Last, in Avengers 4, The Wasp Will Take Her Rightful Place on the Team

The Wasp hasn't been in any Avengers movies before now, in spite of having been a founding member of the team in the original comics. She'll be on the team eventually. Like, years from now. But it's happening.

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Ant-Man Director Jokingly Announces The Wasp Will Be NC-17

In the wake of the unprecedented success of the R-rated Deadpool, as well as the announcement of an R-rated edition of Batman v Superman, superhero movie directors have begun to jokingly suggest they'll follow suit in their future projects.

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Things We Saw Today: Shhhh, Just Watch This Vine of Jeff Goldblum

You don't need anything beyond this right now. Just unmute this Vine and allow yourself to take it all in--everything from the undeniable moves to that fixed stare right at the end. (We're so transfixed that we didn't even notice the younger Hemsworth making a brief cameo appearance.)

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LEGO Avengers Adds Some (Free!) Rad Female Characters: Agent 13, Scarlet Witch, Hope Van Dyne, and More!

As part of a day one DLC download, Warner Bros. Interactive will be releasing Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man characters and levels. How much, you ask? Free!

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Director Peyton Reed Is Excited to Bring a “Complicated” Female Hero to Life

It’s about damn time.

We were pretty disappointed that Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne was needlessly sidelined in Ant-Man in favor of making another movie about a male superhero. Despite our dismay over the Captain Marvel movie's repeated delays, we're glad to see the Wasp finally get to do her thing—and get acknowledged in the sequel's title—and so is director Peyton Reed.

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Marvel Announces Ant-Man Sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp and Some Mystery Movies!

"Haters gonna hate." -Marvel

Marvel isn't having any of this "superhero movies will die out" business, and to prove it, they're adding an Ant-Man sequel and some unannounced mystery projects to their upcoming "phase 3" movie slate.

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Let’s Look Back With Grim Sadness At Ill-Conceived Domestic Abuse Plotlines in Comics

The cringe-worthy page above comes courtesy of a piece over at Comic Book Resources today that describes Spider-Man's regrettable "Clone Saga" storyline written in 1995. In issue #266, Peter Parker accidentally hits Mary Jane while in the midst of a fight with his clone.

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This is What The Wasp Could Have Looked Like in Ant-Man

Lookin' fly, girl.

We don't see much of The Wasp in Ant-Man, but we might have seen a different side of her had the costume designers gone with their original vision for her.

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Ant-Man’s Evangeline Lilly Is Seriously Bugged By Paul Rudd, Wasp Definitely Has a Cameo

I definitely thought this was a fan-made poster when I first saw it but I am so glad to report it is 100% Marvel official.

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[UPDATED] Marvel Announces New All-Female Avengers Team!

Get hype!

Look at that art! Not to be left out after DC announced twenty-four new titles this morning (including Black Canary!), Marvel decided to make a "game-changing" new series announcement of their own this morning.

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Evangeline Lilly Just DNGAF in the New Ant-Man Images

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

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

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Salt In the Wound: Evangeline Lilly’s Ant-Man Look Is Very Wasp-Esque

Bob's your daughter.

The Wasp, aka Janet van Dyne, is of course that founding member of the Avengers whom we’ve heard will be retroactively fridged in Ant-Man. Evangeline Lilly’s playing her daughter Hope Van Dyne, who looks like she could be shaping up as the MCU version of that character. So Janet had to be killed in the first place because... nah. I'm in the state of not wanting to think about Ant-Man anymore. Just gonna leave these here:

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Marvel Confirms Michael Douglas is Hank Pym; Where Does This Leave the Wasp?


Marvel Entertainment has announced what many people suspected: Paul Rudd, while he will be playing the protagonist of a movie called Ant-Man, will not be playing the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym. Rudd will be playing Scott Lang, the second character to fill the superhero identity of Ant-Man. Michael Douglas has been cast as an older Hank Pym, and that leaves one significant question: what does the movie plan to do with Pym's long time partner in crimefighting, Janet van Dyne, the Wasp?

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Marvel Movie Roundup: Rocket Raccoon Details, Updates on Groot, Ant-Man & Wasp Casting

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

Ok, don't get yourselves too excited. We've got a collection of Marvel Universe stories for you. Some are fact, some are rumor, and some are WAIT, DID YOU JUST SAY WASP CASTING?

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Early Avengers Animatics Give Us Teeny Looks at the Wasp


Joss Whedon has been pretty up front about how initial drafts of The Avengers featured Janet Van Dyne, aka The Wasp, as a seventh member of the team. Federico D'Alessandro, whose IMDB page shows art department credits on Marvel Entertainment movies from Thor onward, as well as I Am Legend and two Narnia movies, has recently shared some animatics he produced while working on the early stages of The Avengers, including this one, which gives us but the briefest look at Janet, at 0:17 and in the oft used in marketing "look at all the team members" spin. We've posted three more of his animatics behind the jump!

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Marvel President Confirms a Doctor Strange Movie, Hints at a Possible Seventh Hero for The Avengers Sequel


In an interview with MTV, Marvel President Kevin Feige confirmed that Ant-Man will be the first movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three (which we kind of already knew), talked about how Iron Man 3 will connect with The Avengers sequel (potentially interesting...), and confirmed that Marvel's planning a Doctor Strange movie for after Ant-Man. One of those bits of news is far and away more exciting than the other two, and I don't think I need to tell you which one.

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Could The Wasp Be in Iron Man 3?

And So It Begins

Over at ScreenRant there's some interesting speculation as to whether the Wasp, one of the original members of The Avengers in the comics, might pop up in Iron Man 3. The idea is that actress Stephanie Szostak, who was added to the cast back in July and can briefly be seen in the trailer (she's the one pushing Tony Stark against a wall at 1:07) might be playing the superhero, real name Janet van Dyne. No Marvel official has even hinted that this might be the case, but ScreenRants has assembled (ba-doom-ch) some evidence that looks pretty compelling. Let's break it down.

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