Who is Wasp? 7 Facts About Hope van Dyne – Evangeline Lilly’s Character in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”


Hope van Dyne aka Wasp is an Ant-Man’s partner that is set to appear in new upcoming movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Check out what we know about Evangeline Lilly’s character so far.



Daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne

The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in the MC2 universe.

Red Queen villain in comics

After the deaths of their parents, Hope Pym and her twin brother Big Man put together the supervillain team called “Revengers” and start ruling the Avengers Mansion with the help of their parents’ money and security codes.

When they successfully captured A-Next, Hope wanted to self-destruct the mansion’s and kill both A-Next and the Revengers.



Losing her mother

Her mother Janet van Dyne was lost in a subatomic spacial void called the Quantum Realm. Hope van Dyne was just seven at that time.

Portrayed by Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly stars as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the films Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). She will be featured in the upcoming Avengers 4 (2019).


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Relationship with father

Hope’s relationship with her father Hank Pym became distant when her mother died. Hank Pym wasn’t there for her.

“You know when my mother died I didn’t see him for two weeks?” Hope van Dyne said to Scott Lang (Ant-Man). “I was seven. And he never came back, not in any way that counted. He just sent me off to boarding school.”

Scott Lang

In the movie, Hank Pym chose Scott Lang, a criminal recently got from prison, to help in the mission. Hope wasn’t sure they need someone to assist in the mission. She was told to train Scott Lang to fight with the Ant-Man Suit and they eventually got along.

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Powers and abilities

As comics character, she has implanted bio-wings to fly and bio-electric blasters installed on the gloves on the back of her hands, and extendable claws built into her gloves. However, she can’t shrink as her mother was able to.


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Hope van Dyne aka Wasp is an Ant-Man's partner that is set to appear in new upcoming Marvel movie "Ant-Man and the Wasp." Check out what we know about Evangeline Lilly's character so far. 

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