Weâ€™re a bit over 13 months away from the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the follow-up to the original Ant-Man, which hit theaters back in 2015. The movie, while pretty formulaic, was still enjoyable enough, and audiences responded helping the film break $500 million at the box office. While not a huge smash hit, it more than made up its production costs, and proved that audiences would be okay with a more lighthearted and smaller scale Earth-based venture.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is also notable because it will be the first Marvel Studios film to have a female superhero name in the title, beating out Captain Marvel by a solid year. In the first film, we saw the superhero the Wasp in flashbacks, but by the time the credits rolled, it was clear that Evangeline Lillyâ€™s Hope van Dyne was going to don the wings in their next appearance.
With the film set to shoot in Atlanta this June, pre-production is undoubtedly underway, and with that comes the inevitable costume and fitting. Lilly took to Twitter on Monday to tease her fitting.
Itâ€™s about time. Without a doubt, Hope was the more competent of the two characters, between her and Scott Lang, and it was annoying that Scott Pym simply didnâ€™t have the heart to let her carry out the dangerous mission. However, with his issues now out of the way, we can finally see both Ant-Man and the Wasp take the stage together in the current timeline.
This is especially noteworthy in the MCU because Ant-Man and the Wasp were founding members of The Avengers. As such, I know Iâ€™m not alone in hoping to see these two pop up yet again in Avengers: Infinity War or in Avengers 4.
Apart from that, weâ€™re also excited to see what kind of upgrades that will be made to the Wasp outfit. Like Scott Langâ€™s original, the original was decades old, and as such, is in need of quite the update. We saw Scottâ€™s updated version of the suit in Captain America: Civil War, so itâ€™s only fitting that the Waspâ€™s suit receives an equally awesome one.
Are you looking forward to seeing a current incarnation of the Wasp take to the big screen? Let us know in the comments down below!
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SOURCE: Evangeline Lilly (via Twitter)