Here are some photos from last night’s LA premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the latest offering from the Marvel Comics Universe. Paul Rudd is the Ant-Man, and he’s wearing a summer suit by Dunhill. Michelle Pfeiffer is wearing a Saint Laurent jumpsuit. Evangeline Lilly plays “Wasp/Hope Van Dyne,” and this film is supposed to be a two-fer – Evangeline is a full-fledged superheroine now, complete with a Wasp costume and a character reference in the title of the film, which is more than Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow has ever gotten. Her dress at the premiere was this sleek off-white silk number. Very pretty.
I sort of forgot that Evangeline Lilly has been part of the Marvel Comics Universe for years now, but here she is, the Wasp. During promotion for Ant-man and the Wasp, Evangeline sort of snapped in a rather glorious way. Just know, that ever since Iron-Man (basically), it’s been a talking point for all of the male stars in the MCU to complain about their costumes. ScarJo has complained too, but not because she was uncomfortable – she complained because her Black Widow kit gave her a rash. But the guys? The guys think their costumes are THE WORST. And Evangeline isn’t here for it.
evangeline lilly just ended male actors and she f*cking snapped! pic.twitter.com/PM6XOI69JC
— gabi. (@emilybluntz) June 24, 2018
Here’s what she says:
“I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complain about their suits for years. And I got into my suit and I was wearing it, working in it, doing my thing, and I was like, ‘[It’s] just not that bad. Do I have the most comfortable suit in the MCU or,” she continued while holding up her high-heeled foot to the camera, “have men not had the life experience of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good? They’re just like, ‘What is this? This sucks. Why are we… why? Why do I have to go through this? Whereas a woman’s like, ‘I don’t know. This is like normal. I wear heels to work. I’m uncomfortable all day. You get used to it. You tune it out.”
She’s right! The men do complain a lot. Even Chadwick Boseman complained about the Black Panther suit. Men just are not used to being in uncomfortable clothing just for appearance’s sake. I mean… I’m glad I don’t have to wear uncomfortable clothes for work (I’ve literally worked in sweatpants for years now), but it just comes as second-nature to all of us now, that just because something is uncomfortable doesn’t mean we won’t wear it because we have to or we want to. I have pairs of jeans that are SO uncomfortable but I wear them because they make my ass look amazing.
One small thing about the MCU though: I actually remember Gwyneth Paltrow calling it out years ago too, when she was promoting the third Iron-Man movie, where she got to wear an Iron-Man suit for some scenes. Gwyneth talked about how she was like, “this isn’t bad at all, why is Robert Downey Jr. always having panic attacks about this?” Women: better at superhero costumes than men. That’s reason enough to give all of the superhero films to the ladies.
Photos courtesy of Marvel and WENN.