Evangeline Lilly will soon be blowing up in the size-changing world of Marvel’s Ant-Man movie!
And with the male protagonists all but completely sorted in Edgar Wright's upcoming superhero flick, the time has come for Lost star https://moviepilot.com/stories/2014/02/06/evangeline-lilly-up-for-marvel-s-ant-man-1233468?lt_source=external,manualLilly's long-rumored appearance to be confirmed. In a recent Twitter back-and-forth between two film journos, it was revealed that Evangeline has definitely snagged herself a role in the movie!
Okay, great news... But, who'll Lilly be playing?
In the Marvel comics, Ant-Man is regularly mentioned in the same breath as Wasp, a.k.a. Janet van Dyne, his partner in both crime-fighting and love.
But there's a slight hitch: Paul Rudd isn't playing Janet's partner Hank Pym. That role belongs to Michael Douglas, which has led many people to wonder if director Edgar Wright is cooking up an Ant-Man movie with a difference.
Since Janet van Dyne/Wasp was Pym's girlfriend in the comics, fans are faced with some questions: will Lilly's role as Pym's daughter give her the gift of shrinking genetically, or will her superpowers be written away altogether?
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After her made-up turn in The Hobbit alongside Orlando Bloom, I'm beginning to wonder if Lilly's new niche is playing female characters who didn't exist in the source material. But I'm still pumped that her role has now been confirmed for Ant-Man. What about you guys? Which character do you want Evangeline Lilly to tackle in Ant-Man?
Ant-Man is due to arrive in theaters July 17, 2015.