Marvel’s news train is not losing any steam, as we now finally know when Marvel Studios’ last film slated for 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp will start its production. Kevin Feige mentioned it in a recent interview with Collider that we can expect the film to start production as early as June this year, which would remain in the right time frame going by the films official release date is July 6, 2018.
“Assuming everything stays on schedule, we start filming Ant-Man and the Wasp in June.”
We also got some more insight into the importance of Evangeline Lilly’s role in the upcoming film, as it’s title was expanded to include her character, the Wasp. Sadly, we will not see her in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but director Peyton Reed is quite ecstatic about her upcoming role. Hopefully this will also be a gateway for her character to become a full-fledged member in the fourth Avengers instalment.
“It’s something we’re excited about. For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”
It will be very interesting to see how she will be integrated into the film. A recent article on artwork from the project highlighted Ant-Man taking on the role of Giant-Man in the upcoming film, so they are trying to stay tight-lipped on what we can expect from the character, but one thing is sure, she will play a major role in the upcoming film. She is Lang’s voice of reasoning and will keep him at bay to avoid any over-the-top antics.
What are your thoughts on it? What do you think Wasp’s role will be?