Evangeline Lilly Says The Next Phase of Marvel Will Be a More Colorful and Playful Heightened Reality

We’ve heard time and time again that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed toward something that’s going to be different than what we’ve been seeing since 2008’s Iron Man. Wil films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther we can see the direction that the MCU might be heading.

After Avengers 4 is released, anything can happen! During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Ant-Man and The Wasp star Evangeline Lilly talks about where Marvel is headed and compares the shift that we are about to see to the hit TV series LOST.

“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.”

Lilly goes on to tease that the future of Marvel is going to be a lot more quirky, saying:

“Frankly, if it wasn’t Kevin at the helm, I think I would be very, very nervous to be losing these pillars and the people who paved a way for characters like the Wasp. When he walked me through the general story arc of Infinity War, it dawned on me: oh, I understand now, we’re moving into this new Phase. The color of that new Phase can be clearly seen emerging through Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor: Ragnarok. It’s just a more colorful, more playful, heightened reality that we’re going to enter.”

I know a lot of fans have been worried that the MCU would be getting a lot sillier with Thor: Ragnarok being so successful, and it sounds like that might be the case. But, I also think that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is too smart to make all of these film like that. I still think we’ll see a good mix of different styles as Marvel keeps experimenting and trying new things. 

It also seems to be made clear that Ant-Man and the Wasp will carry over into the next phase of the MCU as she says they will play a part in that.

What do you think about what Lilly had to say?