Evangeline Lilly: The Wasp’s Origin Will Be Different than Most

Most origin stories in superhero films feature a naive hero who either does not see things as they really are or is arrogant. They also often start inexperienced and train their body and mind for their role as a hero over the course of the film. By the end, the character has developed physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Evangeline Lilly says the Wasp will get her own origin in Ant-Man and the Wasp which will be different than what was just described:

You’ve never seen a superhero origin story with less blunders. She knows what she’s doing and she’s been grooming herself for this moment her whole life. The satisfaction in watching her finally get to live it out is really fun.

In Ant-Man, her character, Hope Pym, was the one training Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd). She was forbidden by her father, Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) from taking up the mantle her mother once held. At the end of the film, it is revealed Hank kept her sheltered because he did not want to lose her like he did his wife. He then gives her a suit of her own.


We saw how much experience Hope had in Ant-Man when training Scott. It will hopefully be a breath of fresh air from the usual superhero origin stories shown on the big screen.

Source: USAToday

Ant-Man and the Wasp releases in theaters on July 6, 2018.

Ant-Man and the Wasp– As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

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