Evangeline Lilly says Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ wouldn’t work with Marvel
Trouble has followed the production of Ant-Man, but with a new script and director on board, it seems like everything is figured out. But in a recent interview, Evangeline Lilly talked about the changes that were made between the new script and the original one by Edgar Wright and how different Wright’s vision would have been from Marvel’s.
In an interview with BuzzFeed on Wednesday, Lilly talked about her decision to almost leave the project after Wright decided to depart and what his script would’ve looked like.
“I thought Edgar’s idea to blend the [Hank and Scott] stories was brilliant. You’re going to have fans up there who insist that you tell the story of Hank Pym, and fans up there who will be more on the Scott Lang side of it,” she said.
“I think we are going to come close to pleasing them all. And what’s cool is that, you know, Janet Van Dyne is my mom. Hank Pym is my father. I was raised by two superheroes. I’m no schlump. I’m a pretty smart, competent, capable, kick-ass female. She’s very cool.”
She added that while she loved what Wright did with the script, she also understood why Marvel wanted to craft it in their own vision because his version would’ve been so much different.
“I saw with my own eyes that Marvel had just pulled the script into their world,” Lilly said. “I mean, they’ve established a universe, and everyone has come to expect a certain aesthetic [and] a certain feel for Marvel films. And what Edgar was creating was much more in the Edgar Wright camp of films. They were very different.”
Ant-Man is set to come out on July 17, 2015 while Wright is working on his next project, Baby Driver.