Once you see something, you can never un-see it. That’s the case when the internet got a good look at Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp costume from the upcoming Marvel Studios flick ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. While at first glance, it looks harmless enough, if you look closer, it looks as though it may have been designed by a character from Netflix’s comedic faux-documentary ‘American Vandal’.
Did nobody notice this when they were designing Wasp? pic.twitter.com/Rd669maE8P
— Nicholas Levi (@NicholasJLevi) January 17, 2018
I find it REALLY hard to believe that not a single person noticed the design on the front of Wasp’s suit looked like a penis pointing right between her legs… pic.twitter.com/ojwRm7RXSH
— Pip ⚓ ♘♜ 41 Days (@pirateherojones) January 16, 2018
In all fairness, Lilly’s costume closely emulates the uniform that The Wasp has worn for several years now in the pages of Marvel Comics and in other adaptations. That design is obviously meant to resemble an actual wasp, with its yellow and black striped color scheme and the golden plates are slightly stylized to add contouring.
As in most cases, the movie costume (designed by Louise Frogley), is based on the comic book look, but given a more detailed, functional aesthetic. The fact that a woman designed it makes it somewhat unthinkable that a phallic symbol would have been so blatantly planted.
But then again, the observations are somewhat
on point accurate. Though it probably wasn’t intentional, the gold breast plates, coupled with the linear segments on Lilly’s abdomen do look like… well, you know.
Now the question becomes, what does Disney do about it? The movie is wrapped and is due in theaters in just a few months. Director Peyton Reed is busy in post-production, adding the already planned CGI effects. Does he really have time to go back and alter Hope Van Dyne’s super suit which presumably appears extensively throughout the film? And logically, designing a new suit and reshooting that many scenes is out of the question.
It looks like, everyone is just going to have to
suck it up deal with it and just try to NOT see a full penis and testicles every time Lilly leaps into action as The Wasp.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, directed by Peyton Reed, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Hannah John-Kamen, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburn, Randall Park and Walton Goggins, with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer opens on July 6, 2018.
Source: Comic Book Movie