Ant-Man’s Evangeline Lilly Likens The Post-Infinity War MCU To Lost Season 4: “Everything’s About To Change”


Thanos and his malevolent Black Order are about to tear the MCU asunder.

Coming hot off this morning’s epic trailer reveal for Avengers: Infinity War (if you’ve yet to watch it, stop what you’re doing immediately and point your cursor here), Evangeline Lilly of Ant-Man and the Wasp has offered her thoughts on the star-studded event movie, and why the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same again.

That’s because “everything’s about to shift” in 2018, after Lilly told Vanity Fair that Avengers: Infinity War has a Lost season 4 vibe about it in that Marvel’s creative team – Joe and Anthony Russo included – are about to pull the rug out from under our feet.

Indeed, before she was Hope Van Dyne, Evangeline Lilly held the starring role of Kate Austen on ABC’s Lost, so she knows a thing or two about jaw-dropping storylines and keeping the audience on their toes.

When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that [Lost] Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.

On a smaller level – quite literally, given the physics-defying tech at the sequel’s core – Ant-Man and the Wasp plays “a part” in that profound sea change, which isn’t all that surprising when you consider that the Peyton Reed actioner is sandwiched between Infinity War and the so-far untitled Avengers 4.

Per Vanity Fair:

Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.

“Evacuate the city, engage all defenses, and get this man a shield.” Avengers: Infinity War touches down on May 4th, 2018.