Ant-Man’s Evangeline Lilly has #JanetVanCrime hair

The Hobbit’s Evangeline Lily posts first pictures from Marvel’s controversial Ant-Man movie

Janet Van Dyne as Wasp in Marvel Comics
Janet Van Dyne as Wasp in Marvel Comics

Lost and The Hobbit star Evangeline Lilly has offered fans their first glimpse of her Ant-Man heroine Hope Van Dyne via Instagram.

Hope is the daughter of original Ant-Man inventor Hank Pym and superhero socialite Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, and is a possible love interest for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang.

The hair is a clear nod to the Silver Age bob of Janet – the woman who actually named The Avengers in their comic-book debut.

Killed off-camera sometime between nearly appearing in Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble and nearly appearing in Ant-Man, the absence of Janet Van Dyne in the movie has been dubbed by many in the Twitter branch of the merry Marvel marching society a #JanetVanCrime.

It seems likely that Hope will step up as Wasp in the movie, but why echo Janet when you could have just used her?

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