Kevin Feige Confirms Whether Wasp Will Be in Future MCU Films

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 11:51AM
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 - 11:51AM
Kevin Feige Confirms Whether Wasp Will Be in Future MCU Films
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When Evangeline Lilly's character in Ant-Man was revealed to be Hope van Dyne, the daughter of Michael Douglas's Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, aka Wasp, many fans were outraged that Marvel seemed to be leaving out Wasp, a beloved female superhero and a founding member of the Avengers. Even as the hashtag #JanetVanCrime started trending, Lilly signed a multi-film contract and seemed set to play a Marvel superhero, although it was unclear whether she would play a different version of the Wasp or whether she would play Hope Pym/Red Queen, who is Hank and Janet's daughter in the comics. Now, Marvel's Kevin Feige seems to have cleared up the confusion surrounding Lilly's character and the future of Wasp.

In a recent and spoiler-y interview with Collider, Feige was asked if we would see Ant-Woman in the MCU, and he responded,

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


Opening quote
There is not an Ant-Woman. Well, maybe there is, somewhere in the comics. But there is a Wasp, and if you stay through the credits of the movie, there's a chance you'll see something. We have plans for her, in the future, and we see that not-so-subtly in this film.
Closing quote


It's slightly unclear, but this definitely seems to indicate that Evangeline Lilly's character will become Wasp. We already knew that Janet van Dyne would appear in Ant-Man, but only as a cameo appearance to explain her death, which wouldn't account for Feige's references to future plans for the character. And since Red Queen is not nearly as well-known a character, it makes much more sense that Hope van Dyne would be a variation of Wasp.


Lilly also hinted at her character's superhero future when discussing Marvel's plans for female characters:

Opening quote
I think there is a lot of excitement from female audiences about this character, in general, and about the fact that Marvel are really, really taking female characters very seriously. Looking at their line-up, you can see that they have great intentions. And as a woman who came into a predominantly male film, I had a great time working with Peyton and the producers on this character because I could see a hunger in them to really, really do right by Hope and by their female fans and by the female audience.
Closing quote


When she mentions Marvel's line-up, she could just be talking about Captain Marvel, but since she juxtaposes that with her desire to do right by her character specifically, we hope that means there are plans for a Hope van Dyne solo movie. 

Ant-Man comes out in theaters on Friday.
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