The Wasp ActressTurned Down X-Men And Wonder Woman
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The Wasp Actress Evangeline Lilly Turned Down X-Men And Wonder Woman

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BY February 17, 2023

Evangeline Lilly, The Wasp actress in Ant-Man, has considerable success in this superhero production. With the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania installment, she is rightly in the sights of many actors and other film members.

Among the movies that The Wasp actress turned down is Wonder Woman. A recent podcast report revealed that Ant-Man was not the first movie she was approached to do. Among the others, we have X-Men, a proposal made by Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in X-Men.

The Wasp Actress Once Turned Down X-Men and Wonder Woman

Ant-Man's Evangeline Lilly mocks Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo

In a podcast, The Wasp actress Evangeline Lilly, revealed new details about her possible roles. Lilly commented that actor Hugh Jackman had tried to recruit her for an X-Men sequel. She commented that she did not want to accept the pressure of portraying an X-Men character.

Another project The Wasp actress turned down was to star as Wonder Woman. Joss Wheldon was in charge of leading the film’s actions so that the actress stays with the character.

Lilly commented that Jackman told her this when they did Reels of Steel. The actor who plays Wolverine told Lilly that he wanted her in his production. The actress’ response was not as positive as Huck Jackman thought.

Jackman commented the following, ” 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,”. 

The Wasp actress also had a close encounter with Joss Whedon, who was going to propose to her the opportunity to play Wonder Woman. The actress commented on her service. She commented on this “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.”

Whedon continued, “I am way too authentic for my own good. I mean, it’s not good. If I am not impressed, you’ll know. And maybe you shouldn’t know sometimes”.

A Success in The MCU With Ant-Man

Who is the Wasp Image: Marvel Studios

It’s worth noting that turning down these productions was pretty good. So considering the success that Ant-Man brought, it might be alright that he turned down those two trainers.

Now the saga goes for the third part, where they will face for the first time Kang the Conqueror. The Wasp actress has already earned a strong place in the MCU, where many actors yearn to participate nowadays. 

In addition to this character, Lilly has participated in major productions. The series Lost (2004-2010) was one of the most important ones. Although she also participated in major film productions such as The Hobbit 3

Lilly culminated with the following, “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.”

Featured Image Via Marvel Studios  

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