– by Joseph Jammer Medina


We’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 Lilly’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.

It’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 didn’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 I’m not alone in hoping to see these two pop up yet again in Avengers: Infinity War or in Avengers 4.

Apart from that, we’re also excited to see what kind of upgrades that will be made to the Wasp outfit. Like Scott Lang’s original, the original was decades old, and as such, is in need of quite the update. We saw Scott’s updated version of the suit in Captain America: Civil War, so it’s only fitting that the Wasp’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)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.