The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a fascinating place right now, as fans are left to wait a full year until the events of Avengers: Infinity War are resolved with The Russo Brothers' Phase Three finale Avengers 4. There are two Marvel movies in the middle to satiate the fans, beginning with Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp. The sequel has been a box office and critical success, while also introducing Evangeline Lilly's Wasp as a bonafide superhero. Lilly definitely stole the show throughout the course of Ant-Man's sequel, but it turns out that the Lost alum actually liked filming the first Ant-Man instead. As she recently told fans,
You guys are going to be so disappointed by my answer. I enjoyed filming Ant-Man more than I enjoyed filming Ant-Man and the Wasp. It was particularly tough for me, because I am controlling. And I had to share this character suddenly with an entire team of people, from a huge team of stunt people -- I had three stunt women on the movie. [I had to share] with the special effects team, with the editors, with the post-production team, with the producers and the director. Everybody had so much more of a say, and work to do, to create this character, that I felt like, at the end of the day, like I was responsible for 25% of her. And that was so hard for me to let go of control and just say 'Okay, I trust you guys and I'm sure it's going to be amazing.' I kept kind of grasping, like 'No! Give her back! I wanna do everything!' So Ant-Man was more fun for me.
Well, I didn't expect that answer. Despite having an arguably larger role in Ant-Man and The Wasp, it turns out that Evangeline Lilly's first performance as Marvel's Hope van Dyne was more enjoyable for the actress. If for no other reason than she had full ownership over her comic book character.
Evangeline Lilly's comments at Fan Expo Canada (via FTW vs WTF) are sure to surprise many Marvel fans, who totally fell in love with The Wasp throughout the course of Ant-Man and The Wasp. After being a supporting character in the first film, Hope's superhero identity was adopted, and she showed Scott Lang how to really get the job done. Since she shared the movie's title with Ant-Man, one would assume that Ant-Man 2 would be Lilly's favorite appearance in the MCU. But alas, all the stunt work, CGI, and Marvel secrecy actually made filming slightly less fun for the actress.