After the harrowing events of Avengers: Infinity War, there are more than a couple of openings on the roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The Snapture may have turned many of our favorite heroes–and countless others–to dust, but Ant-Man and the Wasp shows us that not all hope is lost–especially not Hope Van Dyne. The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, Hope has superheroism in her blood, and in Ant-Man and the Wasp, she proves that she has the skills to pay the bills. It left us wondering if, much like Janet Van Dyne in the comic books, Hope could go on to assume a leadership position within the Avengers, helping Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against all manner of threats as we head into Phase IV and beyond. To find out, we sent our ace reporter Markeia McCarty to sit down with the stars of Ant-Man and the Wasp and ask what they thought about the Wasp’s leadership prospects.
[brightcove video_id=”5803717701001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=“rJs2ZD8x”]While Paul Rudd, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Douglas, and director Peyton Reed were all quick to sing Hope’s praises, Evangeline Lilly took things a step further. Rather than assuming leadership for herself, Lilly would like to see the Wasp working alongside Captain Marvel as Carol Danvers’ “strategic righthand woman.” Furthermore, Lilly wants to gather the best and brightest female heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make an Avengers movie focusing on them. Considering the overwhelmingly positive response to Thor: Ragnarok‘s Tessa Thompson wanting to make a Lady Liberators movie, an all-female Avengers/A-Force movies would be a bold but incredibly welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And you know that no one on that set would be complaining about how uncomfortable their costumes are…
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens on July 6, 2018. Read our spoiler-free review!
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