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Evangeline Lilly Reveals How She Really Feels About Playing The MCU's Wasp

Following the reports that "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" is halfway through filming, more details are slowly starting to trickle out from the adventure that's guaranteed to be all shapes and sizes. In particular, Evangeline Lilly, aka The Wasp, has had a lot to say about her third-time team-up with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. The two have gone through a lot together since director Peyton Reed's first "Ant-Man" film, what with one of them being sent to prison (again) and another almost being wiped from existence before being brought back in "Avengers: Endgame." Naturally, things will get bigger and wilder with "Ant-Man: Quantumania" and the impending danger we've already gotten a glimpse of just this year.

"Quantumania" will see Scott and Hope face-off against Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror, last seen watching reality split at the seams in the Disney+ "Loki" series. Deemed by the show's head writer Michael Waldron as "the next big cross-movie villain" (via Marvel.com), he'll be causing a lot of trouble for the pair as the big bad in the upcoming film. Thankfully, with all this reality-jumping and realm-hopping that will likely be in the cards, Lilly has made time to get reacquainted with her character, finally clicking with a role she's had since 2015.

Evangeline Lily has finally found Hope

While talking to THR recently, the conversation shifted to her role as the superhero that she admitted took a while to grasp. "Hope is an odd enigma for me. I wish I could say otherwise because I want to honor her; I want to honor every character I ever play," explained Lilly. "But the truth is that I find it harder to know and understand Hope than any other character I've ever played before."

Thankfully, this time around, she may have finally joined the dots with this iconic member of the MCU. "We're just a little over halfway through. And I will say that after I read the script of the film, I did have a kind of eureka moment," Lilly said, realizing that she fully grasped the dynamic character she's been playing in the MCU for several years.

"Three or four films in, I thought, 'I think I get it now,'" Lilly continued. "So I'm hoping that when we come to wrap and when I see the movie, I'm going to know the difference. But I don't think anyone else will. I think I'm a good bluffer. That's what I do for a living. But I know the difference, and I'm hopeful that in this one, I'll feel like I can watch it and go, 'Yeah, you had a better handle on her in this one than you ever have before.' That's my goal, anyway. That's my hope." 

See how she does when "Ant-Man Quantumania" arrives February 17, 2023.