Having hope go Dyne be in front and center in Anthill and the wasp It was a big problem Before that movie, a heroine had never had her name in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Their appearance, and their subsequent success, changed Marvel's cinematic landscape in a way that had not happened in 19 previous films. So yes, it was very very important.
However, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) is not the only heroine in the film. Danielle Costa also deserves some credit. The director of Marvel's VFX (she has worked on all MCU films since the first Thorhe was responsible for making sure that all the Wasp (and Ant-Man) stunts seemed as real as possible. And in a universe where the scale goes from larger than life to subatomic, it is not an easy task. But it was one that was important to Costa because of the seriousness of the film.
"What was really great about this particular movie is the first time the female heroine got her name in the title of the movie," says Costa. "She really came alive in a totally different way and we saw another face of Hope Van Dyne in this movie that we had in the first movie."
How did that Costa? Well, on the one hand, it helped to fine-tune the Wasp's suit, changing it from a more dragon-like design to one of "more technology." He also made sure that the scene of the heroine's fight in the kitchen, you know, the scene where he shrinks and runs along a knife that a bad guy threw at him, seemed impeccable. "You have to be able to convincingly integrate live photography with computer-generated elements, ingeniously," says Costa.
Discover more about the artist's VFX tricks in the video above.