The 42-year-old star Evangeline Lilly, set to return once again to play the role of Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, in Marvel Cinematic Universe upcoming superhero blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, while recently talking with The Hollywood Reporter shared that after reading the script of Ant-Man sequel she finally understands her character Van Dyne completely.
"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, I said to [director Peyton Reed], 'Oh my God, I think I finally get her.' Three or four films in, I thought, 'I think I get it now,'" she said.
The Marvel actress also went on to say that she is very hopeful that fans and followers will love her character in the upcoming Ant-Man film. "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," she added.
Lilly's comments with The Hollywood Reporter comes off, as just a few days ago she also praised Jeff Loveness, one of the writers working on the much-awaited film, in an interview with Collider. The leading Ant-Man and The Wasp star said that Jeff Loveness is the best writer for the third installment in the popular film series.
"I think he is phenomenal. I think he's one of the best writers we've ever had. I think he's got an incredible mastery of voice, so, on the page, I could hear all the characters, and I knew that he'd really kind of harnessed each person's unique personality. I just think that it's going to be really special. I actually think it has the chance to be the best one we've done yet," she said.
Lilly further went on to discuss with Collider the various details of the superhero film. "There's definitely a lot to discover about Janet van Dyne, and when we talk about the fact that she's evolved as a result of being in the Quantum Realm for 30 years, we've seen a little demonstration of that, but we really have yet to learn kind of how she's evolved and what she's like as a person, that's something that we just scratched the surface of in this movie, so I definitely would be excited to further that story," she explained.
The award-winning actress Lilly was also seen praising Elizabeth Olsen's WandaVison show, which debuted on the Disnet+ video streaming platform on 15 January 2021. “I think WandaVision was phenomenal, and I think it was probably the best they've ever represented a female character. It was so incredible to see her be so complicated and so flawed and yet so redeemable and so lovable, the way we have typically historically treated our male characters. I think it was an epic female protagonist story," she said.
She continued, “I think WandaVision was phenomenal, and I think it was probably the best they've ever represented a female character. It was so incredible to see her be so complicated and so flawed and yet so redeemable and so lovable, the way we have typically historically treated our male characters. I think it was an epic female protagonist story.”
The fans will have to wait a little more to see her favorite Evangeline Lilly in the role of superhero, Van Dyne as the film is slated to release in the theatres on 17 February 2023. Lilly made her last appearance as Van Dyne in MCU's 2019 superhit Avengers Endgame, released in 2019. The superstar Lilly made her debut in the superhero-based franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe as Van Dyne in 2015's Ant-Man film.