The Wasp Will Appear in Avengers 4
Evangeline Lilly Confirms The Wasp Will Appear in Avengers 4
Blastr had an opportunity to interview Evangeline Lilly at New York Comic Con. They asked a few questions regarding her future role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lucky for us, the Marvel Studio snipers must’ve been on a break, as she gave some juicy tidbits. Lilly revealed her character, Hope Van Dyne, will don the suit of The Wasp in the sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man. The sequel, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, has been tabbed as an origin story for the future heroine. She also confirmed The Wasp will make her first cinematic appearance in the Ant-Man sequel. This means she won’t be appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, or at least, won’t be suiting up in the movie. However, she did reveal The Wasp will appear in Avengers 4.
“I’m excited because its essentially going to be the origin of the Wasp. Of course, we’re going to see the Wasp for the first time take on the mantle, and put on the suit, and fly about, and do her thing,” Lilly said about ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. “Following that one, there’s an Avengers series coming out, I believe its a two-parter, and the Wasp won’t be in the first part, she’ll be in the second part because they really want to preserve that reveal for Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
What She Said
More times than not, an interview with a cast member of the MCU results in nearly zero reveals. This time, Lilly provided us with so much in such a short time. Her confirmation of becoming The Wasp and donning the suit in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp” was no surprise. It says it all in the title of the sequel. However, her first appearance not being in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is somewhat of a surprise. With the Avengers still split in the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, you’d think they’d need all the help they can get against Thanos. At the very least, we’ll get to see her buzzing around in the fourth installment of the Avengers movies.
A Glimpse Into the Future of the MCU
Speaking of which, Lilly let slip out a little spoiler that most didn’t catch. Once upon a time before Spider-Man joined the MCU, we were given the list of movies for Phase 3. During the last years of Phase 3, Marvel would release Avengers 3 and 4, better known as Infinity War Part 1 and 2. At some point in time, Marvel decided to make a few changes to the current phase of movies. They added, removed, and moved some movies around. Besides the addition of Spider-Man and removal of Inhumans from the schedule, the biggest change came in the Avengers movies renaming. They would no longer be ‘Part 1 and Part 2’ of ‘Infinity War’. Instead, we were lead to believe Avengers 3 would only carry the subtitle of ‘Infinity War’. After Lilly’s interview, we’re now lead to believe Avengers 3 and 4 will still be a two-part saga.
I had no doubts the two Phase 3 Avengers movies would be a two-part saga. They’re only separated by one year and ends Phase 3. Watch Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 2, 2018 and the untitled Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019 at a theater near you. Do the leaks by Angeline Lilly have you excited for the future of the MCU? Are you happy Avengers 3 and 4 will still be a two-part saga? Let us know what you think by liking, sharing and leaving a comment below.