Next month, Captain America: Civil War will feature the largest cast to date in an MCU movie. We know the sides and the long list of characters that will appear, but there have also been plenty of rumors about unconfirmed appearances as well. While we wait to see if Hulk, Nick Fury, Thor, Maria Hill, and more have cameos in the movie, we now know one character that will not be making an appearance.
Following her debut in Ant-Man and the post credit scene showing off her potential costume, everybody wants to see Evangeline Lilly suit up as Wasp. We know she will appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but hopefully we do not have to wait until 2018 to see that happen. In a new interview with Collider, Christopher Markus and Marcus McFeely, the writers behind Civil War, revealed that she almost appeared in the upcoming film but will not due to the similarities she has to Ant-Man.
Markus: You know, almost everybody made it in. There was a period where we talked about bringing Wasp in. There was actually a draft Wasp was in because she was so almost on the edge of being in Ant-Man, but then you’re taking something awesome out of the Ant-Man team’s quiver if it’s like, “Well, we’re doing her!” Plus she had a similar skill set, so it’s like “Well, maybe we just isolate it to Scott.
McFeely: When you see the movie, you see that Scott is his own comic relief so it would change that a little bit. They would be this pair. Everybody else we would talk about them and then they’d go away, but we got most everybody back.
The fact that she is set to be the co-lead in Ant-Man and the Wasp makes up for the fact that she will not be in Civil War. Putting her on Team Cap alongside Ant-Man would double down on the shrinking powers, but if she was on Team Iron Man then there would be a disconnect between the characters when they have their movie down the line. Tell us whether you are happy or sad that Wasp will not be in Captain America: Civil War in the comments below!
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.