“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actor Evangeline Lilly revealed that she could have played a role in at least two other superhero movies — one in the “X-Men” film series and another as Wonder Woman.
Lilly, who stars as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the “Ant-Man” sequel, told Josh Horowitz on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman requested that she have a spot in an “X-Men” movie. The pair worked together on the 2011 movie “Real Steel.”
The “Lost” actor said Jackman quipped that “the ‘X-Men’ guys” called on him to approach her as they suspected she “won’t talk to anybody.”
Lilly, however, didn’t find herself tuned into the possibility of joining the “X-Men” world.
“I was like, ‘No. It doesn’t interest me. I’m not interested,’“Lilly said.
“I was like, ’I feel like such a dick because I’m talking to an X-Men! The X-Men! And I’m telling him, ‘No that doesn’t appeal. Like, what?’ I felt so rude.”
Lilly also described turning down an offer from “The Avengers” filmmaker Joss Whedon to be Wonder Woman in his film adaptation of the DC Comics character, which never saw the light of day.
Lilly has previously discussed the moment she knew she didn’t want to do the film. She said she felt the role wasn’t for her following her meeting with Whedon, who she said may have taken offense.
“I was okay with that. I was okay with burning bridges. I was okay with not having everyone in Hollywood want to work with me. … I just always had to do what felt right for me,” Lilly said.
“And honestly I wasn’t into superhero movies and that’s the main reason why, in both of these instances,” she said. “I just kind of felt like I don’t know what I get out of this.”
Lilly added that she was known to mock superhero movies until she later encountered Marvel movies.
Watch more of the interview with the “Ant-Man” star below.