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While the MCU’s version of The Avengers probably contains the most famous members ever to be on the team, it’s not in fact the first members the group ever saw. Ant-Man and The Wasp have been missing since day one. Potential Spoiler Warning for Marvel’s Ant-Man. With the upcoming Ant-Man movie we’ll get introduced to both characters for the first time. We know we’ll see Ant-Man again after this but what about The Wasp? Turns out we’ll be seeing her again too.
Comicbook.com has the quote from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige coming from an Ant-Man press event. In it he was very clear that The Wasp will return and that the upcoming film doesn’t bother just hinting about it.
We have plans for her in the future, and we see that not-so-subtly in this film [Ant-Man].
While nothing is exactly clear regarding The Wasp in Ant-Man we do know that we will see the character of Janet Van Dyne, who was The Wasp alongside Hank Pym’s original Ant-Man, in the movie in some capacity. We know that something happens to her which is why Pym want’s to keep their daughter, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne, away from superhero costumes. While we don’t know that Evangeline Lily will be picking the mantle of The Wasp the way Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang will be with Ant-Man, the Wasp-Lily connection has been hinted at pretty hard so far and the idea that we will see The Wasp going forward certainly implies that somebody will be taking over the role, and the original character’s daughter certainly makes the most sense. Also, Evangeline Lily is awesome and we want to see her kick butt in a superhero movie.
Even if we don’t actually see Lily (or whoever) grabbing a set of wings until an Ant-Man post credits stinger, if The Wasp will be a character going forward, we’ll likely see her again in Captain America: Civil War anybody who’s anybody in the MCU is going to be in that movie. We know Rudd’s Ant-Man will be returning so it makes sense for The Wasp to be there with him.
It’s great to know that The Wasp will be an ongoing character with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The lack of strong women in Marvel’s films has been a topic of frustration for many and so seeing more of Marvel’s heroines enter the fray is a welcome change.
We’re looking forward to Ant-Man even more so now to see what the future holds for The Wasp. We’ll all finally know the answer when Ant-Man is released on July 17.