Some may think of Ant-Man as one of Marvel’s (ahem) smaller films, but Paul Rudd’s superhero debut was well-received, and earned more than $519 million worldwide. Although the the 2015 release was a solo outing for the classic hero, fans know Ant-Man was accompanied for decades by the Wasp.
Evangeline Lily’s character Hope van Dyne campaigned in the original film to be a superhero, and was teased with her costumed identity in the post-credits scene. With Ant-Man and the Wasp moving closer to its 2018 release, the actress can barely contain her excitement about suiting up, as she shared Monday night on Twitter.
— EL (@EvangelineLilly) May 23, 2017
In the comics, the Wasp was for decades the superhero identity of Janet van Dyne, a fashion designer who never remained in one costume for too long. Of course Hope isn’t Janet, and her Wasp costume looks very practical, and very different from the tech used in the first film. In fact, it seems to be a riff on Rudd’s Ant-Man suit. The goggles and mouthpiece of the helmet look similar to his costume from the first movie, but the slightly pointed helmet pays tribute to one of Janet’s more memorable looks. The wings are much slimmed down from the costume teased in Ant-Man, and the colors and cut of the suit match her male counterpart nicely.
Opening July 6, 2018, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas.