Evangeline Lilly calls out male Marvel actors for complaining about their suits

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stated that there will be openly LGBTQ characters in future Marvel films - and that at least one has already debuted.

The actress has asked herself the question, "Are we making a mountain out of a molehill?" as she told the Associated Press.

Last October, Thompson responded to a Twitter thread speculating on the sexuality of the character after a male user called the character a "typical sexless marvel tomboy.oh but with wisecracks". The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been pretty cis-gender and heterosexual, but thankfully it looks like that may be changing. "And I've had some thoughts, but I hesitate to say what they are in case we do wind up going in that direction and some of those things that Scott is dealing with are things that I'm thinking of now".

She said the original plan was to introduce the Wasp's origin story in Marvel's 2016 release Captain America: Civil War along with Ant-Man and the other Avengers.

Far from being any sort of token gesture, Feige confirmed to Screen Rant that "I think we're getting to the point soon where we have so many great female characters that those are just our heroes as opposed to when are they all female, all male".

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I".

The star plays The Wasp in the upcoming Ant-Man sequel, and said she came to the role aware that just about every male movie superhero has moaned about the tight, restrictive outfits they have to wear on film. The only way to do it would be if it were something that we've never seen before that was really groundbreaking and incredibly badass. "Each of the characters' journey and arc in the movie and one of the big things about this, it's kind of what's going on with Hope and the fact that the mission that is happening with her-entirely separate of Scott-is vital", divulged Reed.

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