Ant-Man's Evangeline Lilly Reviews Possible A-Force Movie
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Evangeline Lilly reviews a possible A-Force movie and looks back at the first teases for Avengers: Endgame.
"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever" star Evangeline Lilly talks about making a potential A-Force movie following the Marvel Cinematic Universe's recent moves toward female representation. While it took a while for the heroine to get her own movie with Captain Marvel, the studio still managed to make countless female superheroes household names, including Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Ms. Marvel (Iman Vera) Neighborhood), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), to name a few. Following the female hero line-up scene in Avengers: Endgame, there has been talk of an entirely female-led team-up movie, but so far, those ideas have been limited to fan talk.
One actor in the MCU who's all for a female-centric team is Lilly, the actress who played Hope Van Dyne, The Wasp. While talking to CinePop about her role in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Madness, she was asked if she would be interested in making an A-Force movie with the first on-screen adaptation of an all-female team. Her reaction to this has been positive, and very supportive of the idea of a heroine spinoff. Read her full review Below:
Yes! I would like to be on it. I would like to make it happen. That day that we did the scene in [Avengers:] Endgame where it was just us women was the most special day I've ever had. It was maybe tied with the most special day I've ever had filming a Marvel movie.
Why Marvel Needs To Make An A-Force Film
As part of the Secret Wars crossover event, the team known as the A-Force first appeared in their own comic book series of the same name. The group initially consisted of She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru, and a new character named Singularity, though various other well-known female heroes come in and out over the course of the series Out, such as Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Squirrel Girl and American Chavez. The series aimed to be a pro-feminist manga and managed to catch on with readers. Almost as soon as it was released, there were requests to see A-Force appear in a film or TV adaptation of the MCU, though there was little response from the studio itself.
While it may be premature to make an A-Force movie, there is positive potential to see it adapted someday. Marvel still continues to introduce new characters to their movies and TV shows. The reason no A-Force movie has been announced right now is probably because they still want to build awareness for the female characters. While the famous Avengers: Endgame sequence featured a large number of female characters, there are a few noteworthy ones, in At the time, there were no appearances like Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. Now that their female heroes are being built, A-Force is more likely now.
Despite a split Phase 4, Marvel continues to make more movies and TV shows, and they show no signs of stopping. A-Force will add significantly to their lineup of movies and TV shows, though when and where it fits into the overall MCU timeline is another matter. Lily would love to see this potential movie feature a pantheon of heroines taking on a major Thanos-like threat, though such a villain seems unlikely. While Lilly won't be appearing in A-Force anytime soon, viewers and fans will at least get to see her in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.