Sneak Peek actress Evangeline Lilly in costume as 'Hope Van Dyne' from Marvel Studios currently shooting "Ant-Man" sequel, "Ant-Man and the Wasp", based on the Marvel Comics characters, opening July 2018:
"...from the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'.
"In the aftermath of 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Scott Lang' (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father.
"As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by 'Hope van Dyne' (Evangeline Lilly) and 'Dr. Hank Pym' (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission.
"Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside 'The Wasp' as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past..."
On a reported budget of $130 million, domestic (North American) box office earnings of Disney's, Buena Vista-distributed, PG-13 feature "Ant-Man", earned $180,202,163.
Foreign (international) box office earned $339,109,802.
The world-wide total of "Ant-Man" was$519,311,965.
"I was raised by two superheroes," said Lilly about 'Hope Van Dyne' aka 'The Wasp', "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 is 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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