Vanity Fair has turned the entire MCU Fandom on its ear. After revealing the cover story, featuring images from that super-secret photo shoot Mark Ruffalo leaked on Facebook Live, fans have been studying every nook and cranny of the magazine’s pages to find any and every bit of information it has to offer.
The most exciting new was that Kevin Feige and company was planning 20 more MCU films. But just what could fans expect from the already 22 film-long franchise? Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope Van Dyne AKA The Wasp and stands to be a huge part of the ever-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future, shed some light on what fans could expect from the groundbreaking highest grossing film franchise in cinematic history.
“The color of that new Phase can be clearly seen emerging through Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok,” Lilly said. “It’s just a more colorful, more playful, heightened reality that we’re going to enter. You want me to tell you about the flash-forwards and flashbacks and flash-sideways?” Lilly joked. “When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that [Lost] Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.”
Fans have long expected the tone of MCU films to shift towards more ‘out there’ types of environments after the introduction of mysticism in Doctor Strange, the cosmos in Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Quantum Realm in Ant-Man. Even Black Panther will shed light on the most advanced society on the earth, so the promise of a heightened reality and a shift of of direction definitely seems plausible and likely to come true.
Lilly also mentioned that while heroes like Thor and Hulk relay on brute strength to overcome the odds, characters like Hope Van Dyne, Scott Lang, and Dr. Hank Pym relay on their intelligence and ability to problem solve to defeat bad guys.
“Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that,” Lilly stated. “If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.”
One of the points of praise of the MCU has been the way they include real world situations and characters fans can relate to. Lilly seems to be looking forward to her future with Marvel and, along with every other actor in the vast cast, are eager to share what they’ve been working on with fans all around the world.
Source: Vanity Fair
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 6, 2018.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”