At her spotlight panel at Emerald City Comic Con, Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly was asked about her role in the film, as the very first fan question, of course. Lilly said that she was considering retiring from acting after LOST, until Peter Jacksonoffered her a great role in the Hobbit trilogy. She might have retired from acting again after that, but then something else happened.
“Then Edgar Wright called me,” Lilly recalled. However, at the time, she wasn’t familiar with the Marvel cinematic universe. “The only marvel film I’d seen at that time was Iron Man, and I didn’t even know it was a Marvel film. So I was like, I don’t want to do a stupid superhero movie.”
Lilly braced for boos, but quickly recovered, saying she was excited to work with Wright. (Wright eventually left the project over creative differences, but Lilly stayed on.)
“And Paul Rudd, which makes it even cooler,” she added. “Who casts Paul Rudd as a superhero? Nobody. So I was like, I gotta check out these Marvel guys and see what they’re up to, and apparently they were up to really cool ****.”
And then, she totally made up for the earlier Marvel slight with a focused shot at rival DC Comics.
“How have I missed these guys who are making really cool superheroes who don’t take themselves too seriously,” Lilly said of Marvel, before calling out an example of the opposite: “DC films.”
Ooooooooooohhhhhhh! Massive, well-deserved cheers were basked in, and a salacious article was written.
As Evangeline Lilly explained, “now a year from now I get to put on a wasp costume and buzz around” when Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.
The gold standard in TV farewells, from ‘Friends’ and ‘The Shield’ to ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ and… our No. 1 of all time!
There was never going to be any way to wrap up every last hanging story line from six seasons of serialized Island mayhem, but Lost‘s two-and-a-half hour finale proved to be a high-energy epic romp, even with plenty of questions unanswered. The revelation that the Sideways world was a purgatory-ish afterlife led to a parade of tear-inducing reunions (Charlie and Claire, plus Aaron!), while the Island story line ended with a final showdown between Jack and Smokey. We dare you not to cry at the final moments, with their shot-for-shot callback to the very first scene of the series. —Darren Franich
5 Jan 2017
Ant Man 2 release date confirmed ‘Ant-Man 2’ Release Finally Confirmed: Expect The Wasp To Enter The Movie Superhero Cast As Well
Ant Man’s triumph in performing great at the box office proves that Marvel has what it takes to bring out good superhero movies. This has also led to a second Ant Man in production. Ant Man 2 release date has finally been confirmed for July 8, 2018. However, the date still could be altered with a delay or an early release.
Ant Man 2 will be called as “Ant-Man and the Wasp”
As per now, Marvel does not confirm much about the upcoming movie. But, it is quite assumable that the Wasp will be a part of the movie. Paul Rudd will reprise his role as Sott Lang. He recently portrayed the character in “Captain America: Civil War.” Hpe Van Dyne’s role played by Evangeline Lilly is also confirmed to come back in the second film.
Ant Man Technology and Quantum Physics
The technology behind shrinking a man to the size of an ant has quite a number of theories behind it. But, the most regarded one is based on a concept in Quantum Physics. As per Dr. Spiros Michalakis of the California Institute of Technology, the vision of shrinking comes through a method of creating smaller atoms.
But, the super human strength portrayed in the movie is not true. Michalakis says that if a human is shrunk to the size of an ant, then he would be really strong as per the size of an ant, but not than a regular human. But, “Ant Man 2” is a movie and fiction is possible in entertainment.
The Aftermath of the “Ant Man 2” release
As per CinemaBlend, Marvel’s third phase planning involves shifting of the “Ant Man 2” release date. The date was meant for “Black Panther” movie which is now scheduled for February 16, 2018. This movie is now planned for a release before “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1.” And to be honest, this is much more logical keeping in mind the plot.
There is no official trailer for the “Ant Man 2” for now as the movie’s production will start in Q1 2017. But, there might soon be a teaser trailer out which would give us a clue of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie. For the time being, let us count on the two other superhero flicks – “Thor: Ragnarok” releasing in October and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” coming out this July.
Funko, the company that set the internet on fire with its “Golden Girls” action figures that debuted at New York Comic Con, and which has immortalized characters from every corner of pop culture from “Gilmore Girls” to the Marvel Universe to “The Walking Dead,” is back: with characters from “Lost.”
ABC News can exclusively reveal that the newest entries in the company’s hugely popular Pop! figure line will be Sawyer, John Locke, Kate Austen, Jack, Hurley, and the Man in Black from ABC’s beloved show “Lost.”
Whether you collect the figures, or unbox them just to try to work out that super-confusing finale, we’ll leave up to you — but check out the selection on Funko.com.
We still have 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” between now and 2019’s “Avengers 4,” but details are already coming out about the fourth film in the Avengers series.
Actress Evangeline Lilly, who portrayed Hope van Dyne in 2015’s “Ant-Man,” recently opened up to Blastr about her upcoming involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She laid out the plans for her soon-to-be-superhero character, starting with the “Ant-Man” sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” With the film slated to debut after “Avengers: Infinity War,” she won’t appear in the third film in the Avengers series. However, we can expect to see her become the Wasp in time for “Avengers 4.”
Lilly explained that “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will be used to develop her character before she teams up with the Avengers.
“I’m excited because it’s essentially going to be the origin of the Wasp,” Lilly told Blastr of the upcoming sequel. “Of course, we’re going to see the Wasp for the first time take on the mantle and put on the suit and fly about and do her thing.”
She explained that appearing in the fourth Avengers film instead of the third will be better for her character. “The Wasp won’t be in the first part,” Lilly said, “she’ll be in the second part because they really want to preserve that reveal for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ so that they can give it its due time.”
The news will may be a little disappointing for fans hoping to see her as the Wasp sooner rather than later, but never fear, because — as always — there will be more than enough heroes to keep “Avengers: Infinity War” exciting.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2018, followed by “Ant-Man and the Wasp” on July 6, 2018, and then “Avengers 4” will follow in 2019.
Look who is a mommy again! ‘Ant Man’ star Evangeline Lilly has given birth to her second child with her longtime partner, Norman Kali. The actress coyly made the announcement after she stepped out in a bikini on Oct. 21 and revealed a much flatter stomach!
Congratulations to the happy parents! Evangeline Lilly, 35, and her partner Norman Kali have already welcomed their second child into the world without anyone knowing! While the Ant Man actress kept mum on the day of her child’s delivery, these photos of Evangeline in a bikini prove that she is no longer an expectant mother.
Even though the 35-year-old has yet to publicly announce the birth of her second child, she flaunted her what appears to be post-baby body in a two-piece bikini in Hawaii on Oct. 21. Evangeline looked amazing and tried to remain incognito as she enjoyed the warm weather in Kauai. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Evangeline’s rep for a comment about the birth of her second child.
The news broke that she was expecting when she flaunted her growing belly at the event. She showed up wearing a skin-hugging, one-shouldered, black and white Halston Heritage gown that definitely didn’t cover up the bump.
“My first one, I was 30, now I’m 35. I’m much more tired this time,” she admitted to People. “The last time I was off work, I had no children, I had a partner who was busy working 18 hours a day, so I had all day to meditate and love on my baby and just be pregnant.”
She added, “This time, I have a 4 year old I’m running around after, I’m working full time and I have a stay-at-home daddy so he’s always around … I just haven’t had the same kind of time to give this my attention.”
Evangeline Wants A Big Family
“What I wanted originally was six kids,” Evangeline previously told Ocean Drive. “I frickin’ love being pregnant. I’m one of the lucky women who just had a blissful pregnancy, but I wanted to adopt four. My partner and I have really been through the ringer in the adoption world and it’s hard, so we’ll see what happens. Life is magically beautiful, and it brings you what is perfect.”
30 Jun 2015
Marvel’s ‘Ant Man’ Premiere In Hollywood & Congratulations!
First off we want to say congratulations to Evangeline who announced at the Premiere of Ant Man that she’s expecting her 2nd child! Evi looked absolutely gorgeous at the premiere and the gallery has been updated with HQ photos. Also here’s a clip of one of the interview Evi gave on the red carpet. (small note just want to apologize for any duplicates in the gallery, I don’t really have the time to go thorough 200 plus pictures to try and eliminate any that are the same)
After already tapping Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Michel Pena to star in “Ant-Man,” Marvel is now in early talks with Evangeline Lilly for the female lead.
Edgar Wright is directing the superhero film with Kevin Feige producing. Wright also co-wrote the script with Joe Cornish. Production is set to start in April.
Plot details are still vague, but fans have suspected Wright is taking a different approach. It is unclear whom Lilly would be playing, though some insiders say she would play the daughter of Pym (Douglas) and Lang’s love interest.
Pym didn’t have a daughter in the comics, but Cornish and Wright could certainly have switched things up in their version by giving him one.
Marvel had no comment.
Lilly was most recently seen in New Line’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” She is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment.
The 11th production diary video from the “The Hobbit” set has now been uploaded to youtube! This one finally features Evangeline (and quite a lot even!), and is hilarious throughout. It lasts 10 minutes – but it’s definitly worth watching! I’ve attached the video below, and HD screencaptures will be added to our galleries in a couple of hours.
And some bad news for those (including me!) who hoped Evangeline would attend Comic Con this year: none of the cast or crew will be attending this year. Peter Jackson explains why at the beginning of the clip…
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