Evangeline Lilly wasn’t in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ as her character. Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, was busy with whatever she turns out to have been doing in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. But of course, the Marvel movies are tied so closely together that to be in one, you kind of need to know what’s going on in the others, so of course she is familiar with the tragic ending of ‘Infinity War’ and even sees a similarity– and important differences– to the finale of her previous hit ‘Lost’.
“[LOST] was more controversial,” Lilly said. “I think the end of Infinity War devastated people, but I think the end of LOST was controversial. Like people either loved it or they hated it, and they were confused about it. They didn’t really understand what happened. I think it’s pretty clear what happened at the end of Infinity War.”
She also doesn’t see many similarities between Hope van Dyne and her ‘Lost’ character Kate Austen, even though both are fugitives who want to see their mothers again.
“I never make the connection. You know who I felt more was Tauriel and The Wasp. I felt much more of a similarity there because they’re both expert fighters and warriors, and they’re very smart, but Kate’s such a… She’s such a mess!”
But while we’re on the subject of ‘Lost’, what does Lilly think about returning for a reboot or reunion of her former water cooler hit?
“There’s a rumor every year that they are going to reboot Lost. The thing about reboots and remakes is that I don’t like them in general, period. I want people to leave Star Wars alone! I did love Rogue One, as an aside. But for the most part, I don’t usually love them. I feel like it’s just tainting something that’s precious. I’ve said I don’t want to do things in the past and I’ve done them — you know, never say never — but sitting where I am today, my assumption is no.”
So it looks as though the ‘Lost’ reunion will be released never, but you can catch Evangeline Lilly in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ this weekend in theaters!