Saturday, April 11, 2015

Evangeline Lilly's Possible Role in Ant-Man

Wasp or Red Queen? What will Evangeline Lilly use as her identity in Ant-Man? Evangeline is slated to appear in the Ant-Man movie as Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym (the first Ant-Man) and Janet Van Dyne (Wasp). Now in Marvel Comics' MC2 continuity, Hope Pym is the daughter of Ant-Man and Wasp. Hope blames the Avengers for her parent's death and assumes the mantle of Red Queen (wielding Wasp's powers of stingers, wings, and size-shifting) to attack the team.

Hope Van Dyne is essentially Hope Pym, so her being Red Queen would make the most sense. And she could still be a hero since Hank Pym's other identity of Yellowjacket is being used by a villain in the movie.

But since in the movie Hope is using her mother's last name, it could be a hint that Hope would also take her mother's Wasp codename. And Evangeline has tweeted images of herself with a haircut eerily reminiscent of the Wasp.
Granted, she could be a completely normal character...but it was heavily hinted that her superheroic parentage would be passed on to her. And given that as of yet, the Marvel Cinematic doesn't really have any super-powered female heroes, having Hope spreading her wings and taking flight would be a welcome addition to the franchise. Hopefully answers about her role in the film will be unveiled soon and we will know if Wasp or Red Queen will join the ranks of the great Marvel heroes.

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