10:23am PT by Graeme McMillan
Evangeline Lilly on Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' Plans: "It Would Have Stuck Out Like A Sore Thumb"
Evangeline Lilly has been talking more about Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, and revealing some new information about the studio’s non-Avengers 2015 offering — including shedding some more light on ousted director Edgar Wright’s original vision for the movie.
Calling herself “shocked” by Wright’s departure, she said that the revised version of the Ant-Man script brought the movie closer to other Marvel movies. “I mean, they’ve established a universe, and everyone has come to expect a certain aesthetic [and] a certain feel for Marvel films,” Lilly told Buzzfeed, adding that “what Edgar was creating was much more in the Edgar Wright camp of films. They were very different.”
Although she believes that Wright’s vision “would have been, like, classic comic book — it would have been such a riot to film [and] it would have been so much fun to watch,” she said that it “wouldn’t have fit in the Marvel Universe. It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was. It just would have taken you away from this cohesive universe they’re trying to create.”
Lilly also revealed something new about her character in the movie, Hope Van Dyne. “What’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes,” she explained in a statement that might confirm the worst fears of those behind the #JanetVanCrime hashtag that protested the sidelining of one of Marvel’s earliest superheroines earlier this year. If we see a Wasp in the movie, it apparently won’t be the one fans are familiar with.
Ant-Man is scheduled for release Aug. 2015.