Remember when Peyton Reed's original Ant-Man film came out and everyone absolutely lost their minds over how much muscle Paul Rudd put on for the titular role? Well, now it seems that the franchise has done it again. Evangeline Lilly has officially started shooting Ant-Man and the Wasp, and to commemorate the occasion, she posted a photo of her superhero-caliber arms. Take a look at the picture below to see for yourself.

Hope Van Dyne could already kick Scott Lang's ass with minimal effort during the events of the original Ant-Man, but now it really looks like she will have no trouble at all. Evangeline Lilly has clearly been hitting the dumbbells pretty hard to get ready for Ant-Man and the Wasp, and she looks more prepared than ever to lay a serious beatdown. Let's just hope that the Wasp suit still fits with all of that extra muscle she's carrying around.

Sadly, aside from how good Evangeline Lilly looks in this picture, it does not really do much to tell us what her character will truly look like when Ant-Man and the Wasp finally debuts in theaters next summer. Lilly is wearing workout clothes in the picture, so there's little that we can glean about possible costume details, and her hair is pulled up, which means we do not know if she will sport the character's trademark bob haircut in this film. With so many lingering questions about Hope, her look, and her overall involvement in the plot of the highly anticipated sequel, we will just have to wait to see what other details come out over the course of Ant-Man and the Wasp's production.

Putting on a borderline insane amount of muscle has more or less become a prerequisite for actors in superhero films in recent years. Marvel tends to feature at least one ab-tastic shirtless scene in almost all of its principal movies, and most actors who inhabit beloved comic book characters have clearly committed themselves to the process of reshaping their bodies for the roles. However, given the dearth of female superheroes currently available in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Evangeline Lilly is still one of the first to show off the female side of that transition. She looks like an absolute badass, and we hope that this sets a precedent of commitment for other female action stars to do the same as the MCU continues to grow.

Evangeline Lilly will put those arms to work when Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018. Before then, Scott Lang will make his next major appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when The Avengers face off against Thanos in The Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about the long-awaited Avengers epic.

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