Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is one of 3 MCU movies that are set to hit theaters between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. Ant-Man 2 opens on July 6, 2018, a few months after Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018), and star Evangeline Lilly has recently dropped an interesting tidbit about how the sequel may tie into other MCU adventures. Here is what the actress (The Wasp) has to say in an interview, comparing what is about to happen to what had happened on Season 4 of her the series, Lost.
“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. 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 from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. 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 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 see the potential there.”
The actress may be dropping a hint that Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne will succeed in traveling in and out of Quantum Realm, but that has been hinted at before. Marvel has confirmed that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet Van Dyne, Hope’s mother who e last saw in the Quantum Realm and never made it back to the world. How Janet Van Dyne returns and how it fits into the story is yet to be seen but it may have an impact on future movies like Avengers 4, and that is interesting, especially since it has been confirmed that we will see the Quantum Realm in Captain Marvel. The actress was asked about working with Kevin Feige, and she had this to say:
“Frankly, if it wasn’t Kevin at the helm, I think I would be very, very nervous to be losing these pillars and the people who paved the way for characters like the Wasp. When he walked me through the general story arc of Infinity War, it dawned on me: oh, I understand now, we’re moving into this new Phase. The color of that new Phase can be seen emerging through Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor: Ragnarok. It’s just a more colorful, more playful, heightened reality that we’re going to enter.”
We had reported last week that before the Thanksgiving holiday that Ant-Man and the Wasp had wrapped production and stars, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were shooting both this movie and Avengers: Infinity War in different parts of Atlanta. Paul Rudd had revealed that he “felt like he’s cheating” when he films the scenes with the Russo Brothers for Avengers 4, since he si playing the same character for different directors. Here’s what Evangeline Lilly had to say about her filming:
“I am [shooting both] but a lot less so than Paul. My character is a lot less prominent in Avengers than his is. I’ve only done one day on Avengers thus far, and then I do some more after I wrap on Ant-Man and the Wasp, but they will come back to back. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to leave Atlanta before I start shooting the Avengers. I think I’m just stuck here until the New Year.”
Evangeline Lilly made the revelations during a new interview with Vanity Fair although it does not state when the first Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer might debut. It will not be surprising if the first trailer is attached to Marvel’s Black Panther which is set to hit theaters on February 16, or it may debut during the Super Bowl.