Marvel’s Box office opening weekends have always been nearly as spectacular as the films themselves. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s last big film, scooped a global opening of $187 million, the second largest ever. Even Guardians of the Galaxy, their wild card from last year, topped over $160 million.
So Ant Man’s $58 million seems like pennies to Marvel. However, whereas the film itself doesn’t seem to get much grace, many people are still in a buzz by the post-credits scene. This, along with information from Kevin Feige, bares some light into what we can expect in Marvel’s highly anticipated Phase three of their cinematic universe.
Slashfilm asked Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige whether or not Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly, would don the famous Wasp suit and fight alongside Paul Rudd’s hero.
The answer was simple and rather expected: “[Wasp] will certainly be in phase three. Where exactly, I’m not sure, but it won’t be in Civil War.”
Originally she was supposed to show up in Civil War but Feige’s plans have changed that appearance: “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.”
Civil War, set for release next year, has two great heroes battling it out together along with a wide host of others. We know these heroes, so our introduction to them doesn’t need to exist at all really. Wasp on the other hand does need a large section or introduction. I agree with her not appearing in, or as the Wasp, in Civil War and potentially just starting to think about it or make it etc. The film will be way to busy and eventual heroes always need some form of big opening.
How they plan on bringing her into phase three remains unclear, however seeing how Ant Man is unlikely to get a standalone sequel it’s likely it will be done in one of the minor marvel films. For the fans or Wasp however this is definitely a good sign you’ll be see her in the near future.