Ant-Man and the Wasp Star Evangeline Lilly Reveals First Photo From Set
Evangeline Lilly (Lost) has been excitedly teasing her role as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp in upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man and The Wasp all summer. Lilly took to twitter to preview the “first look at Hope Van Dyne as The Wasp!” from Disney’s D23 expo and announced the beginning of principle photography earlier this month. Now the actress has shared our first look in the role in her super suit.
“I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday,” Lilly tweeted accompanying the picture.
Lilly has ditched the blunt bob wig that she wore in Ant-Man when van Dyne was a buttoned up executive. The suit itself is pretty intense, and definitely has insect inspiration with defined abdominal sections. It’s a far cry, however, from the suit that was previewed at the end of Ant-Man. The bright gold and blue have been toned down to a black and red, and the version Lilly is sporting has long sleeves. Most notably, the image shows a Van Dyne who has yet to spread her wings. It’s possible that one of the versions is a test model and goes through some improvements before The Wasp shrinks down to fighting size.
Hope van Dyne was introduced in Ant-Man as S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist Hank Pym’s daughter. Her mother Janet disappeared into a subatomic quantum realm, but has presumably made a triumphant return in the new film. Lilly teased that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet van Dyne.
Ant-Man and The Wasp fly into action July 6, 2018.
Featured image: Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Courtesy Marvel/Walt Disney.