Fans finally have their first look at Hope van Dyne suited up in Ant-Man and The Wasp thanks to actress Evangeline Lilly.
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To commemorate what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, the actress took to Twitter to showcase her own suit in action. Comics legend Kirby created the Wasp with Stan Lee, and she first appeared in Tales to Astonish #44 in 1963.
I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday.
.#ThankYouJackKirby #AntManAndTheWasp pic.twitter.com/EBsV8jTK34
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017
Concept art of the Wasp’s suit was originally glimpsed in a banner at D23 Expo, and an unfinished version of the costume was teased in an Ant-Man post-credits scene, but this is the first time a photograph of Lilly actually wearing the size-altering suit has been released. There’s no word yet as to exactly how Hope will utilize her suit, though the synopsis for Ant-Man and The Wasp promises a brand new mission that takes places in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War.
The film will see Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), come to grips with his status as both superhero and father as he is thrust into a new quest alongside the Wasp and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man. The trio’s new adventure will see them unearth secrets from their past and introduce the original Wasp, Hope van Dyne’s mother, who was thought to be trapped in a quantum dimension when she hacked her suit to stop a rogue missile.
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Opening July 6, 2018, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp also stars returning cast members Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.