Evangeline Lilly Tweets Her #WaspWorkout for ‘Ant-Man’ Sequel

You may have already seen yesterday’s (August 28) big reveal, because it’s pretty much wallpapering the internet, with Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit) tweeting out the first look of herself as The Wasp in the 2018 Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp.

In case you missed it, here’s a peek:

In the first Marvel film, released in 2015, Lilly took on the role of Hope van Dyne, starring opposite Paul Rudd in the title role. Her character is a board member of Pym Technologies, founded by her father (Michael Douglas), which created the Ant-Man suit.

But, she’s not quite suped-up yet in the first film, serving as more of a trainer for Ant-Man. But in the sequel, Hope’s father passes on the Wasp suit to her, originally donned by her late mother.

One doesn’t just wake up as The Wasp, though.

In addition to the first look, Lilly shared some updates on how she got ready for the action role — a method she unofficially deems the #waspworkout.

She threw out this photo of her throwing punches, working on strength-training:

Of course, a good diet helps keep the workout going:

Here’s a look at the Instagram snap with the roots she’s been noshing on:

#waspworkout 🏃🏻‍♀️ #walking I don't underestimate the power of walking. I think that a lot of people tend to think of walking as being the least of all exercise options. It doesn't get your heart rate going as high, you don't sweat as much, and anybody can do it. But that doesn't mean it's not a highly effective way to stay healthy and fit. . I have an uncle who was over 300 pounds and lost over 100 of them just changing what he ate and walking. For a lot of people, walking can be the best option for exercise. For very large people, running and other high-impact exercise can be very dangerous, if not impossible. For women with large breasts more aerobic activity can be painful and humiliating. For people over a certain age, joint integrity and structural stability can become a concern. . For me, my particular motivation to walk is that I build muscle very easily but I don't want to look bulky. Walking gives me the calorie burning and toning I'm looking for in running, without the muscle building, which, for me, is sometimes more desireable. I've also had a lot of back and muscle injuries in my very active life and, with age, they're catching up to me. Though I LOVE to run, sometimes my body says "no". . But, for me, the benefits of walking go beyond the physical…they're also mental, emotional and spiritual. As a kind of meditative practice, I will turn off my ringer, put on some calming or inspiring music, and then walk for an hour or more. If I'm in the city, I will take in the hustle and bustle of the city-dwellers, the colours and smells, the architecture and lively conversations, the incredible variety of our human tapestry. If I'm in the suburbs I like to look at the homes and yards, to appreciate the peaceful sweetness of family and the "American Dream" of the 50's. If I'm in nature…well, that is my sanctuary. Wherever I am, I let my thoughts drift and float without writing anything down, without calling anyone to talk about those thoughts, without trying to share them with anyone but the eternal. It's incredible what I notice, what I see, what I FEEL when I slow down and be with myself. 🙏🏻 . #nofilter #natureisbeauty #davidgray …again. ❤️him

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Actual wasps eat spiders, caterpillars, ants (eek! Not an Ant-Man, for sure?), bees and flies… so, yeah, if we were going to follow suit, we’d go the veggie route.

The #waspworkout also includes walking:

It seems very serene, which is nice, because we have a feeling she won’t have a lot of downtime on-set:

#waspworkout 🏃🏻‍♀️ #walking I don't underestimate the power of walking. I think that a lot of people tend to think of walking as being the least of all exercise options. It doesn't get your heart rate going as high, you don't sweat as much, and anybody can do it. But that doesn't mean it's not a highly effective way to stay healthy and fit. . I have an uncle who was over 300 pounds and lost over 100 of them just changing what he ate and walking. For a lot of people, walking can be the best option for exercise. For very large people, running and other high-impact exercise can be very dangerous, if not impossible. For women with large breasts more aerobic activity can be painful and humiliating. For people over a certain age, joint integrity and structural stability can become a concern. . For me, my particular motivation to walk is that I build muscle very easily but I don't want to look bulky. Walking gives me the calorie burning and toning I'm looking for in running, without the muscle building, which, for me, is sometimes more desireable. I've also had a lot of back and muscle injuries in my very active life and, with age, they're catching up to me. Though I LOVE to run, sometimes my body says "no". . But, for me, the benefits of walking go beyond the physical…they're also mental, emotional and spiritual. As a kind of meditative practice, I will turn off my ringer, put on some calming or inspiring music, and then walk for an hour or more. If I'm in the city, I will take in the hustle and bustle of the city-dwellers, the colours and smells, the architecture and lively conversations, the incredible variety of our human tapestry. If I'm in the suburbs I like to look at the homes and yards, to appreciate the peaceful sweetness of family and the "American Dream" of the 50's. If I'm in nature…well, that is my sanctuary. Wherever I am, I let my thoughts drift and float without writing anything down, without calling anyone to talk about those thoughts, without trying to share them with anyone but the eternal. It's incredible what I notice, what I see, what I FEEL when I slow down and be with myself. 🙏🏻 . #nofilter #natureisbeauty #davidgray …again. ❤️him

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The Wasp suit works similarly to Ant-Man’s, shrinking down the one who wears it… and… it has wings!

Here’s a peek at a prototype, with wings intact, from the first film:

(Photo: Marvel)
(Photo: Marvel)

Ant-Man and The Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed, will hit theaters on July 1, 2018. You can also look for Laurence Fishburne, Judy GreerMichael Peña, and Michelle Pfeiffer

Is she ready?

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