The third installment about Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, has been a change for one of its actresses.
Evangeline Lilly has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe eight years, since 2015, when it was released in theaters ant man. The actress debuted as hope van dyne in the first installment of Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. Now, in 2023, he has four studio movies behind him: ant man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame and the recent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The latter, which has already hit theaters, It has meant a before and after for the actress. At least, when it comes to his relationship with the cast.
The Wasp was the first female superhero to appear in a Marvel movie title, and in the studio’s new era, fans are meeting new female characters. Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and kamala khan/ms marvel (Iman Vellani) are an example. In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniabesides Lilly, also appear Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer).
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“It was wonderful. It was wonderful,” Lilly tells SensaCinema when we ask her what it’s been like working on this film surrounded by more female energy than in her previous jobs at Marvel. “And not just any feminine energy. Those two women in particular are fantastic women and I feel very lucky and privileged and honored to be able to share the screen with them. We have an offscreen friendship too“.
For the interpreter, who starred in the Avengers moment in Avengers: Endgame in which she and the rest of the superheroines joined as a group in the battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin), being able to share a screen with Newton and Pfiffer has been a gift.
As it explains:
That’s one of the great gifts you get when you work with other women. There’s kind of a limit for a married woman to how intimate she can be with her male castmates, but when I’m working with other women there are no limits. We can be sisters and we can be as close as we want. There is no danger. There is no risk. There is nothing inappropriate. So, it’s a gift to be able to build those relationships and have them with me on camera.
Pfeiffer reprises in this installment as Janet van Dyne, Hope’s mother. Newton, for her part, debuts as the adolescent version of Cassie Lang, the protagonist’s daughter. Newton is already the third actress to play the character. Abby Ryder Fortson brought Cassie to life when she was a child in ant man and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Emma Fuhrmann, for her part, played her briefly in Avengers: Endgame.
Scott Lang has a great life in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He has written a book, people love him and everyone thanks him for what he and his teammates did in Avengers: Endgame to save humanity. However, an experiment leads him and his entire family to the Quantum Realm. There they will face Kang (Jonathan Majors), the new big villain of the franchise.
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