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Evangeline Lilly Thought Ant-Man Was A Joke At First

August 14, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Evangeline Lilly Ant-Man and The Wasp

CBM reports that during the Fan Expo in Boston, Evangeline Lilly revealed that she initially thought the idea for Ant-Man was a joke until she found out more about it. Here are highlights:

On first hearing of the idea: “I was just finishing up on my press tour for The Hobbit when my manager called me and said, ‘I got a call from Marvel, and they’re wondering if you might want to meet and see if this new franchise, Ant-Man, might be appealing to you.’. And I laughed.”

On what she thought: “I said, ‘Have they run out of superheroes and now they’re making them up?’ Because I never heard of Ant-Man, I genuinely thought it was a joke. And then he was like, ‘No, no, no, he’s one of the original Avengers, this is the real thing.’ I was like, ‘Well, the truth is, I was just a super-elf. I don’t really need to be a superhero.’”

On what got her on board: “And he goes, ‘Hang on, hear me out, Ant-Man will be played by Mr. Paul Rudd and it will be directed by the Edgar Wright.’ “I think I watched six Marvel movies in one weekend. I was like, ‘I’m in! I don’t know how I missed all of this, but this is so cool! Yes, I want to do this.’”

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