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Evangeline Lilly compares MCU post-Infinity War to 4th season of Lost

11.28.2017

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We know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will likely be a very different place once AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 brings the past decade of Marvel movies to an epic conclusion, but just how different will it be? According to Evangeline Lilly when she spoke with Vanity Fair, we'll be in for a major shift as Marvel begins moving in more extraordinary directions.

Evangeline Lilly was asked to provide more information on Bob Iger's comments on the future of the MCU, in which the Disney CEO said, "We’re looking for completely different realms within Marvel. The Guardians represented that initially, although they’re coming together with the Avengers in the Avengers film that’s coming up. But now we’re looking for worlds that are completely separate from the worlds we’ve already visited. They can be separate geographically, or separate in time—not just in place but in time. So there’s almost, it’s not quite infinite, but the directions we could go are extraordinary." Lilly obviously couldn't say much, but she did make a comparison to the 4th season of Lost, which is when the show really began to fully embrace the stranger aspects of the series as it began moving towards its endgame.

So in other words, you want me to tell you about the flash-forwards and flashbacks and flash-sideways? 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.

In regards to the upcoming ANT-MAN AND THE WASP playing a part in the shifting of the MCU, Evangeline Lilly seems to believe that the quantum realm could become a new venue for story-telling in future Marvel movies.

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.

It won't just be characters and story which will change in Marvel's future, but also its tone. Such drastic changes are bound to have people worried, but Evangeline Lilly has faith in Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. "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," Lilly said. "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."

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR will hit theaters on May 4, 2018, and be sure to check back for the first trailer tomorrow!

Source: Vanity Fair

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