Ant-Man and the Wasp: Hope Van Dyne Flies Into Action in New Concept Art

A new piece of concept art has emerged from Marvel Studios' third film to release this year, Ant-Man and The Wasp. The dynamic work, which can be seen below, depicts Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne beating up on a biking assailant. The character, which made her debut in 2015's Ant-Man, indicated she'd take on the mantle of The Wasp (which was previously held by her missing mother) in that film's post-credits scene.

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“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character,” director Peyton Reed told Empire in the magazine's latest new issue. “She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.”

If the film's first full-fledged trailer is any indication, Reed isn't kidding around -- there are plenty of moments that show off Wasp's fighting prowess.

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Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp­ opens in U.S. theaters July 6 and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.

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