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Evangeline Lilly Calls Kirkman's Ant-Man "Total Crap"

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:32


Evangeline Lilly is playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter to Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, in the Ant-Man movie.

Lilly recently spoke with Collider where she admitted she wasn't too familiar with the Marvel universe other than having watched Iron Man.

Evangeline Lilly says in her attempt to learn more about Ant-Man, someone gave her a batch of Ant-Man comics, which she says were "total crap."

No, it wasn’t. I am still trying to figure out how to get my hands on original ‘Ant-Man’ comics, where you get them. I’ve been given a couple recent ‘Ant-Man’ comics. No offense Marvel, but they are total crap. I really want to read the original ones, because I got through two and I was like, dude, you can’t force-feed me another one of these magazines. It was terrible. But Janet’s not in them, and neither is Hank and neither is Scott. It’s just a completely different fabrication. So if anybody has any old ‘Ant-Man’ comics they want to lend me… 

Based on Lilly's description of the Ant-Man comics, we can speculate she is talking about The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's run on Irreedeemable Ant-Man as Kirkman's comic featured Eric O'Grady (the most recent Nick Spencer Ant-Man comic features Scott Lang).

A quick check of the Marvel Digital Comics store reveals Ant-Man and Tales To Astonish issues are in stock. Can somebody get Evangeline Lilly a digital subscription?


"Ant-Man" has a July 17, 2015 release directed by Peyton Reed starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket.


The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.