“There’s a lot that Hope doesn’t know”: Ant-Man 3 Star Evangeline Lilly Reveals Threequel Will Explore Her Relationship With Mother Janet, Claims Movie Will Unveil Lot of Dark Secrets

Ant-Man 3 Star Evangeline Lilly Reveals Threequel Will Explore Her Relationship With Mother Janet
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The upcoming addition to the MCU, Ant-Man 3 titled Quantumania has a colossal task upon itself to pilot Phase 5 of the Multiverse Saga. The project is also slated to introduce the next big bad of the Marvel Universe, Kang the Conqueror. While the trailer already hinted at the movie to be a far more serious affair for the Pym family this time unlike its predecessors, a statement by Evangeline Lilly adds more substance to it.

Ant-Man 3 still featuring Paul Rudd, Kathryn Newton, and Evangeline Lilly
Ant-Man 3 still featuring Paul Rudd, Kathryn Newton, and Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly is known for playing the role of Hope van Dyne aka The Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first Ant-Man movie. Although the Scott Lang movies are known for being a light-hearted fun journey for the characters, this upcoming venture points to a very difficult journey for the characters. The reports even speculate a potential death of a major character by the end.

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Ant-Man 3 is going to reveal some dark secrets

Ant-Man Wasp
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

The threequel to the Paul Rudd vehicle is going to introduce the next big bad of the MCU following Thanos, Kang the Conqueror. The Jonathan Majors character is one of the variant of He Who Remains shown in the Disney+ series, Loki. From the trailers and reports received till now, it can be already anticipated that he will prove to be a very dangerous foe for Scott Lang and company, before facing the Avengers in Avengers: Kang Dynasty. 

Also Read: “To take the tiniest Avenger against this absolute force of nature”: Ant-Man 3 Director Wants to Recreate David vs Goliath Story By Making Scott Lang Fight Kang the Conqueror

In the recent Brazil CCXP, Kevin Feige, Jonathan Majors, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and the movie’s director Peyton Reed took the stage to talk about Ant-Man 3. The team revealed some insights on the upcoming movie which hints to a bleak future for the team. In a video posted by Hyper Omlette we can watch the full interview here:


In the last Ant-Man and the Wasp movie, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne came back after being lost in the Quantum Realm for 31 years. Now according to Evangeline Lilly, this encounter between the mother-daughter duo is not going to be as strawberry like as everyone expects to be:

“So of course, Hope was so excited to get her Mom back. And she was thinking, this is gonna be a fantasy, and I’m going to have my mom, and we’re going to be best friends and we’ll tell each other everything and life will be intimate and my life will be perfect. And life is never perfect, especially with our parents.” 

The Avengers: Endgame actress added that the movie is going to delve into dark secrets that are connected with Janet’s stay in the Quantum Realm for so many years.


“Especially with parents who spent thirty years in the Quantum realm. And so there’s a lot that Hope doesn’t know, and doesn’t find out about her mom until this journey begins. And it’s a dark and difficult thing to deal with for her.” 

With Kathryn Newton’s introduction in the team as Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang, the family dynamics seem to play an integral part of the plot of the movie. Besides, various rumors also claim that a potential death might also take place.

Janet Van Dyne Ant-Man 3
Janet Van Dyne is going to have a major role in Ant-Man 3

Ant-Man 3 is going to be a big event in the MCU

As per the plot of the movie, from the trailer we can understand that after being sucked into the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang and his family will have to face many beings of that universe. This also pits them against the time travelling tyrant Kang. Besides, we also have Bill Murray playing a significant negative character linked to the history of Janet van Dyne in the Quantum Realm.

Also Read: “I think it has a profound effect on the MCU”: Ant-Man 3 Director Promises Terrifying Kang the Conqueror Who Will ‘Redefine’ the MCU More Than Thanos

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man 3
Ant-Man 3 sets up the first contact of Avengers with Kang

One of the iconic comic book villains M.O.D.O.K. is also going to make his debut in the MCU with this movie. Above all, the visual of some gigantic rings identical to the ones shown in Shang-Chi has also played a subject of etensive rumors since the trailer came out. On the other hand, a recent “Legacy” clip from the upcoming movie has also raised many question marks on Paul Rudd’s fate in the movie.

Ant-Man 3 directed by Peyton Reed starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors, and Evangeline Lilly is going to hit the theaters on February 17, 2023.

Source: Brazil Comic Con Experience



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