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Friday, July 17, 2015

"Ant-Man" - The Latest Buzz On 'The Wasp'



Actress Evangeline Lilly aka 'Hope Van Dyne' in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man", provides some updates about her character and 'The Wasp', who is a part of the new film:


"It’s going to be certainly a part of our Phase 3," said Marvel Studios Ken Feige about 'The Wasp'.


"It is going to be a very important moment (in 'Ant-Man') and — spoiler alert! — we see that suit for the first time, and her father now is finally giving it to her...




"...and realizes that he can’t hold her back from what is essentially her destiny. It's gonna' be a very big part of one of our upcoming films..."


"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about her character, "so, I'm a pretty screwed up human being.




"I am also fairly capable, strong, and kick-ass, which is wonderful to play, but the most fun to play was just how messed up she was from being raised by two superheroes. 


"And the clear message sent by name is that I'm not a big fan of my father and so I took my mother's name."



Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, 'The Wasp' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Tales to Astonish' #44 (June 1963), with the ability to shrink to a height of several centimeters...


...grow to giant size and fly by means of membranous wings :



"...'Janet Van Dyne' was a shallow, self-centered, heiress and debutante, daughter of wealthy scientist 'Vernon Van Dyne'. 


"During an experiment an alien monster was unleashed from an alternate dimension and Dr. Van Dyne was killed.




"Her father's associate, 'Dr. Henry 'Hank' Pym', had created a substance called 'Pym' particles, which allowed the user to grow or shrink in size, and had become the superhero 'Ant-Man'. 



"When Janet's father died, she convinced Pym to help her. He gave her a supply of Pym particles and subjected her to a biochemical procedure which granted her the ability, upon shrinking less than 4 inches tall, to grow wings,and fire blasts of energy, which she called her 'wasp's stings'. 



"As Ant-Man and 'The Wasp', they defeated the monster, sent it to its own dimension, and had several more adventures together. Janet became Pym's partner and fell in love with him before their first adventure.

"Soon after, the newly-created superhero team, Janet dubbed the 'Avengers', was formed. Hank and Janet were among its founding members. Several years later, she would be elected leader of the team..."


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