Black Widow who? Evangeline Lilly's Wasp could be new choice to lead all-female Marvel ensemble movie
Dishing on the possibilities of a Hope Van Dyne/Wasp-led ensemble, Peyton Reed even talked about a hypothetical situation, where his star is the head of an all-female Avengers.
While DC has been moving full steam with the Margot Robbie-led ensemble flick 'Birds of Prey', plans of an all-female superhero flick are still in the nascent stage over at Marvel. This is beside the fact that filmmakers working with the Marvel Cinematic Universe are practically spoilt for choice, thanks to the comic book's vast catalog of femme fatales and superheroines.
In the recent past, though, there has been a budding chatter about Black Widow getting some extra screen time, perhaps even leading a team of Avengers, after she is done starring in her own solo outing. And yet, for the time being, that conversation seems to have been moved to the backburner as right now all eyes are on a brand new Marvel star - Wasp - portrayed by actress Evangeline Lilly in Peyton Reed's last blockbuster 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Dishing on the possibilities of a Hope Van Dyne/Wasp-led superhero ensemble, in fact, Reed even talked about a hypothetical situation, where his star is the head of an "all-female Avengers".
"I know Evangeline sort of said, maybe, that would be 'Captain Marvel', because she does have the word 'captain' in her name. But I think Hope van Dyne is a very decisive leader and a tactician, in addition to being a brilliant scientist," the Marvel director told The Huffington Post adding, "So she checks a lot of boxes in terms of who’s going to be running the Avengers, theoretically."
When Reed is pushing for a Wasp-headed ensemble flick, can Lilly be far behind? In a previous interview with the Comic Book, even the actress had mused on the possibilities. "Dude, there's talk of an all-ladies MCU movie amongst the MCU ladies," Lilly had said. "We would love to do that, and I think we should all put as much pressure as possible on [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige] to make that happen."
Speaking of Avengers and its connection with the Ant-Man sequel, another popular fan theory/demand is to see the surviving heroes of the Earth travel back in time to alter the state of affairs and bring to life the remaining half of the population who perished with Thanos' finger snap.
The idea was sort of borrowed from Ant-Man and the Wasp's Quantum Realm exploration, which saw Scott Lang shrinking himself for the adventure while avoiding time vortexes. Following clues from the scene, most Marvel fans believe the journey through the Quantum Realm to be the key to resurrecting the perished Avengers - a possibility that Reed is not completely ruling out either.
“Based on the science that we’ve set up in the first movie and this one, I won’t rule out the possibility,” Reed told The Huffington Post. “Because, again, we are dealing with a time vortex. That could happen.”