Evangeline Lilly shares first look at Wasp in upcoming 'Ant-Man' sequel

By Wade Sheridan  |  Aug. 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Evangeline Lilly has given fans on Twitter their first look at her superhero Wasp costume in Marvel's upcoming sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.

"I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby's 100th birthday. #ThankYouJackKirby #AntManAndTheWasp," the actress wrote on Monday alongside the image of herself as the superhero while inside a classroom.

Kirby, the comic book artist who is mentioned in the post, is a Marvel icon who along with writer Stan Lee helped create the company's cast of signature characters including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, X-Men the Fantastic Four and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, will feature Lilly fighting alongside the actor after if was teased in an end-credits scene that she would be becoming the Wasp, a fellow shape-changing hero who can fly.

The cast also includes a returning Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man and father to Lilly's character Hope van Dyne while Michelle Pfeiffer will portray long-lost mother Janet Van Dyne who was believed to be dead. Laurence Fishburne stars as Bill Foster who becomes a superhero known as Black Goliath.

Payton Reed returns to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp which is set to arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018.

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