Hope Pym

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Hope Pym
Hope Pym by Ron Frenz.jpg
Hope Pym
Art by Ron Frenz
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceA-Next #7 (April 1999)
Created byTom DeFalco
Ron Frenz
In-story information
Team affiliationsAvengers
Notable aliasesWasp, Red Queen
  • Size manipulation
  • Flight via wasp wings
  • Bio-electric energy blasts and extendable claws on her gloves
  • Skilled hand-to-hand combatant

Hope Pym is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in the MC2 universe, she is first depicted as the supervillain Red Queen.

Evangeline Lilly portrays a version of the character, Hope van Dyne, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man (2015) and appears as the superhero Wasp in the films Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Publication history[edit]

The character was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz and first appeared in A-Next #7 (April 1999).

Fictional character biography[edit]

After the deaths of their parents, Hope Pym and her twin brother Big Man (Henry Pym, Jr.) became outraged when people began referring to A-Next as the "next generation" of Avengers. Using their parents' fortune, the twins put together the supervillain Revengers team and gained access to the Avengers Mansion via their parents' security codes.[1] When they ambushed A-Next, Hope set about to torture Cassandra Lang, feeling that she's the Avengers' rightful heir. Hope was finally stopped when Henry Jr. prevented her from initiating the mansion's self-destruct sequence, which would have killed both A-Next and the Revengers.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

As the Red Queen, Hope Pym uses implanted bio-wings to fly. Also, she has bio-electric blasters installed on the gloves on the back of her hands, and extendable claws built into her gloves. However, she apparently does not have the ability to alter her size.[2]

In other media[edit]


Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp (left) and Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (right) in the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • Evangeline Lilly portrays Hope van Dyne / Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,[3][4][5] with Madeleine McGraw portraying the character as a child in flashback in Ant-Man and the Wasp.[6]
    • Hope first appeared in the 2015 film Ant-Man. She is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, who worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ant-Man and the Wasp. While the pair were on a mission, Janet shrank to a subatomic level in order to get through titanium plating on a missile and deactivate it; unfortunately, this resulted in her continuing to shrink into a "quantum realm". Hope was seven at the time. When her father returned from the mission, all that he told her was that her mother had died. He became very withdrawn and sent her to boarding school, and their relationship became estranged. She eventually gained a position on the board of her father's company, Pym Technologies, where she cast the deciding vote to remove him from it. Some time later, the head of the company, Darren Cross, reveals that he is making significant progress in recreating the Pym Particle technology. Concerned about the technology's potential military applications, Hope reluctantly allies herself with her father to stop him. Hank decides to bring in Scott Lang to become a new Ant-Man. Although at first she is resentful of Scott, calling the cops on him at one point, she gradually warms up to him. She and her father also make amends, and in the mid-credits scene, he shows her an advanced prototype suit that he and Janet had been working on and suggests that they finish it together.
    • The character next appears in the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, where she has adopted the Wasp identity. It is revealed that she and her father have been on the run for the past two years as a result of Scott using their technology when he violated the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War. The two have been attempting to create a bridge to the quantum realm to save Hope's mother, Janet, and abduct Scott when they realize that he and Janet are in a state of quantum entanglement. Their plan to retrieve her is complicated when criminal Sonny Burch and the superpowered Ava Starr each develop an interest in the quantum tunneling technology. Hank eventually retrieves Janet, and Hope and Scott appear to resume a romantic relationship. In the mid-credits scene, she, Hank and Janet are disintegrated as a result of Thanos eliminating half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Infinity War.
    • Lilly reprised the role in Avengers: Endgame,[7] where the character is resurrected when Bruce Banner uses the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos' actions in the previous film. She is among the heroes to fight Thanos. She later attends Tony Stark's funeral; and is still later seen alongside Lang and his now-teenaged daughter Cassie, watching a firework show.


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  1. ^ A-Next #7
  2. ^ a b A-Next #12
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  4. ^ Lussier, Germain (June 22, 2015). "65 Things We Learned on the Set of Marvel's 'Ant-Man'". Slash Film. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
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  8. ^ "SDCC: MARVEL ANNOUNCES ANIMATED "SECRET WARS," SKOTTIE YOUNG-STYLE "ROCKET & GROOT"". July 23, 2016. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "NYCC 2016: NEW 'MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN' ANIMATED SERIES ANNOUNCED". Marvel. October 8, 2016. Ant-Man will be voiced by Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender, Transformers Prime) and the Wasp will be voiced by Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory).
  11. ^ Gerding, Stephen (January 13, 2016). ""Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War" Characters Join "LEGO Marvel's Avengers"". Comicbook.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "This Week in Marvel Games: An 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'-inspired Marvel Games Event of Epic Proportions". Marvel.com.
  13. ^ "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! set to open on March 31, 2019". Hong Kong Disneyland. 8 January 2019.