We still have 2018's "Avengers: Infinity War" between now and 2019's "Avengers 4," but details are already coming out about the fourth film in the Avengers series.
Actress Evangeline Lilly, who portrayed Hope van Dyne in 2015's "Ant-Man," recently opened up to Blastr about her upcoming involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She laid out the plans for her soon-to-be-superhero character, starting with the "Ant-Man" sequel, "Ant-Man and the Wasp." With the film slated to debut after "Avengers: Infinity War," she won't appear in the third film in the Avengers series. However, we can expect to see her become the Wasp in time for "Avengers 4."
Lilly explained that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will be used to develop her character before she teams up with the Avengers.
"I'm excited because it's essentially going to be the origin of the Wasp," Lilly told Blastr of the upcoming sequel. "Of course, we're going to see the Wasp for the first time take on the mantle and put on the suit and fly about and do her thing."
She explained that appearing in the fourth Avengers film instead of the third will be better for her character. "The Wasp won't be in the first part," Lilly said, "she'll be in the second part because they really want to preserve that reveal for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' so that they can give it its due time."
The news will may be a little disappointing for fans hoping to see her as the Wasp sooner rather than later, but never fear, because -- as always -- there will be more than enough heroes to keep "Avengers: Infinity War" exciting.
"Avengers: Infinity War" is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4, 2018, followed by "Ant-Man and the Wasp" on July 6, 2018, and then "Avengers 4" will follow in 2019.