About Damn Time! WASP Joining Phase 3, But Will She Get Her Own Movie?

Jul 21, 2015


If you believe this header image is a spoiler, you are wrong, as we’ve been hearing about the Wasp appearing in the MCU since The Avengers. To the point she made the original script, and was apart of original storyboards before being replaced with Black Widow. Wasp was going to be the main female Avenger, before Edgar Wright stepped-in asking Marvel to hold-off using both Wasp and Ant-Man in the films. For the last year or so we’ve been hit over the head that Evangeline Lily’s Hope filling that role in the future, but when will she actually suit up?

It’s already been announced that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man will be apart of Captain America: Civil War, but Marvel’s Kevin Feige says Wasp won’t be appearing in it. The assumption being she’ll have a part to play in Avengers: Infinity War. Feige even admits that Wasp was originally apart of Civil War scripts before getting cutout, this would make Wasp’s second time being removed from a Avengers movie.

“It’s a good question, and it will certainly be in phase three. Where exactly in phase three I’m not sure, but it won’t be in Civil War.”

“She was included in early versions of Civil War but there are so many characters in Civil War that we didn’t want to do her a disservice, like she flies in, ‘I’ve got the costume now’, and she flies out. With Ant-Man, and I’m not saying thats what Ant-Man does in the movie, but we already know him, we’ve already seen him. We haven’t seen her as Wasp and we don’t want to rob the opportunity of seeing her in the outfit for at least almost the first time, and seeing her dynamic with Scott in a way it could play out, so we’re saving it. But its going to be in Phase three for sure.”

Feige also commented on the possibility of an Ant-Man 2 happening before 2019, which could easily end-up Ant-Man and Wasp, or Wasp taking the lead this time. Since they pretty much set Hope up as a lead hero, and disappointingly doesn’t suit up.

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“The answer is I don’t really know. We’re entering territory that’s an incredible problem to have, which is too many franchises to navigate. That’s a very very high class problem, and if we’re faced with that high class problem we will try to figure out a solution in a way that allows us to produce the movies in the way we have…. We’d never want to stretch ourselves too thin that we’re not able to make them in the way we believe they should be made.”

I’d personally would rather see Wasp get her own solo film to off-set Captain Marvel, allowing another heroine to get her own film would make a large statement concerning Marvel’s treatment of Black Widow, placing her in the background, while all the boys get solo films. It looks like highly unlikely that Black Widow will be getting her own film, and Wasp having superpowers makes the prospect a smart idea. This could essentially become the Ant-Man sequel, just with Hope in the driver’s seat instead of Scott, a fitting tribute to a founding member of the Avengers. They kept barraging us with the fact Hope is a badass, but she’s barely doing much in the film to begin with, one of the few letdowns of Ant-Man. Marvel finally gives us another kick-ass Earthbound lady and they sideline her to prop-up Scott Lang as the main heroic figure.

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Below, check out the comparison between the Avengers look for Wasp, and her outfit shown in Ant-Man.



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