Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on Friday, and Evangeline Lilly is already ready to cook up more stories for Hope van Dyne, particularly if her fellow women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe join her.
Lilly suited up as the Wasp in the impending sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man. Now she’s fanning the flames of rumors that an all-women Avengers film could happen. "Dude, there's talk of an all-ladies MCU movie amongst the MCU ladies," Lilly told ComicBook.com. "We would love to do that, and I think we should all put as much pressure as possible on Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] to make that happen."
She's already done her part to put a little pressure on Feige, after speaking on the rumors during a press conference for Ant-Man and the Wasp. "I used to say we need to finally see the Wasp with the Hulk because she'd be so tiny and he'd be so giant but then we did Giant-Man and The Wasp so that's out," Lilly said. "I don't know but I just personally have such an enormous crush on Okoye and would love a chance to hang out with Danai [Gurira] as much as possible. So, let's just say that. Besides that, I am going to continue to keep the rumor and gossip about an all-female Avengers film going until it happens."
Of course, Avengers 4 first needs to finish recalibrating the whole damn MCU when it hit theaters May 2019, followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019. But if Marvel does want to challenge the gender balance of its superheroes, an all-women Avengers film with Valkyrie, Okoye, the Wasp, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and more would be a fantastic start.