Marvel's Evangeline Lilly Got Bitten By An Actual Wasp

This summer, Ant-Man and the Wasp arrived in theaters and the movie delivered on the promise of finally introducing audiences to The Wasp. After her debut in Ant-Man, Evangeline Lily got to suit up and deliver a memorable performance as The Wasp, working perfectly as a more serious counter to Paul Rudd's Scott Lang. All in all, people have seemed to really enjoy the character, but actual wasps? Well, that's a different story. Turns out one wasp wasn't too thrilled with how it was portrayed on screen and stung Lily. Here's Lily recounting the incident.

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Isn't it weird how Ant-Man can control ants and use them for all sort of situations, but the Wasp can't do the same with wasps? Not that she really needs to do that, but maybe wasps just aren't as versatile as ants. Whatever the case is, Evangeline Lily probably wished that she could control wasps after one stung her. The actress shared the story over Twitter in a video post, explaining that she was stung by a wasp for the first time. She's currently trying to control the swelling by smearing toothpaste on it, but she's expecting a full recovery. The suspected wasp is currently in police custody.

After making her debut as Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man back in 2015, Evangeline Lily formally suited up as the Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie tracks her mission to rescue her mother, the original Wasp Janet van Dyne, from the Quantum Realm, but the villainous Ghost intervenes with motives of her own. While one of the more intense characters in the very silly movie, the Wasp still got plenty of chances to get in on the fun. She also got some pretty cool action sequences, so fans are excited to find out where she will appear next in the MCU.

Well, those fans won't have to wait long. The Wasp will make her appearance on a grander scale in Avengers 4, but there aren't many details about what her exact role will be. Evangeline Lily has previously said that she isn't in the movie for very long, but given what happens at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, that's still a pretty intriguing statement. Ant-Man has already gotten some Avengers time in Captain America: Civil War and will do so again in Avengers 4, so it'll be interesting to see how Hope interacts with the rest of the superhero community.

There's no word on a sequel to Ant-Man and the Wasp, but you can next see the Wasp in Avengers 4, which is set to arrive in theaters on May 3, 2019. To find out more about the movie, here's everything we know so far.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.