Evangeline Lilly (“Lost”), one of the stars of Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man” sequel “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” has given fans a peek at The Wasp in her full glory. The actor, set to portray the new Wasp, released the first official image of herself in the Wasp suit on Monday via her Twitter. Take a peek below.
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017
The photo features Lilly in the classic Wasp suit, which was seen in the first “Ant-Man” film. The actor stands before a blackboard, ready to kick some ass in the black body armor.
Lilly captioned the photo with a nod to the Wasp creator Jack Kirby, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Kirby was a beloved comic book creator who, along with Stan Lee, made a number of Marvel’s biggest superheroes. Among his cast of characters are Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the Fantastic Four and the X-Man, along with Ant-Man and the Wasp, according to Variety. Kirby passed away in 1994 of heart failure.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is set after the harrowing events of sister film “Captain America: Civil War,” where Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd (“Anchorman”), supported Captain America’s views on justice. The stand-alone “Ant-Man” film featured Rudd as Ant-Man and Michael Douglas (“The Game”) as Hank Pym, with Lilly playing the Wasp’s daughter, who suits up as the new Wasp. At SDCC, Marvel also announced that Michelle Pfeiffer (“Batman Returns”) will portray the long-list wife of Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne (aka, the original Wasp.) “Ant-Man and the Wasp” began principal photography at the beginning of the month, with director Peyton Reed returning to direct the “Ant-Man” sequel.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” premieres July 6, 2018.