Evangeline Lilly as Wonder Woman? It’s something that might have occurred, however it wasn’t implied to be. Lilly, no complete stranger to comics films, can be seen repeating her function as Hope van Dyne, aka Wasp, in the brand-new follow up Ant-Man and the Wasp:Quantumania But she might have entered that world rather, as Lilly can remember declining the chance to sign up with a superhero staple a minimum of 2 times in years past.

The discovery can be found in a brand-new interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz (by means of Entertainment Weekly). Lilly initially states the story of when she was dealing with X-Men star Hugh Jackman on the 2011 movieReal Steel According to Lilly, Jackman had actually approached her on the set declaring he ‘d been asked to determine her interest in signing up with the X-Men franchise. However, as Lilly remembers, she turned down that invite, informing Jackman X-Men had no interest her.

“[He] was like, ‘Hey, so, the X-Men guys are asking me if I would approach you because they know that you won’t talk to anybody. They knew I was working with you and were interested to know if it would ever interest you to do an X-Men thing… I was like, ‘No. It doesn’t interest me. I’m not interested,'” she confessed. “I was like, ‘I feel like such a dick because I’m talking to an X-Men! The X-Men! And I’m telling him, ‘No that doesn’t appeal. Like, what?!’ I felt so rude!”

Evangeline Lilly Declined Wonder lady

Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp

Lilly then discussed how she had actually likewise turned down the function of Wonder Woman for a movie Joss Whedon was making that was later on ditched. She keeps in mind having a conference with Whedon and sensation not impressed with the story they wanted for the unfortunate Wonder Woman movie. Lilly confesses she was “too young to be polite” at that time, and didn’t pull punches when letting Whedon understand her viewpoint.

“I think my impression, coming away from it, was I had no desire and he could tell… It didn’t appeal and there was nothing about the meeting that like, jazzed me or made me think like, ‘Oh, I’ve gotta do this.’ Nothing clicked. Nothing felt good,” she discussed. I am method too genuine for my own great. I indicate, it’s bad. If I am not amazed, you’ll understand. And possibly you should not understand often.”

Lilly includes that she thought that Joss Whedon had actually taken some offense to all of this, however she continues to discuss how she’s entirely alright with possibly burning that bridge, wishing to remain real to herself no matter the expense.

“I was okay with that. I was okay with burning bridges. I was okay with not having everyone in Hollywood wanna work with me. I just always had to do what felt right for me. And honestly I wasn’t into superhero movies and that’s the main reason why, in both of these instances, I just kind of felt like I don’t know what I get out of this.”

The starlet confesses she ‘d been really crucial for a long period of time of all superhero films, however it had actually been Ant-Man that ultimately motivated her to come around to participating that category with her function as Wasp.

“I often was very critical of them. Like, I was known to mock them and treat them as lower forms of entertainment until Marvel came around…. When I [got the offer for Wasp] , I was like, ‘Oh, they’re doing something very different and very cool.'”

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania strikes theaters onFeb 17, 2023.