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 by
In-story information
Team affiliationsRevengers
Notable aliasesRed Queen
  • Suit granting:
    • Retractable claws on her gloves
    • Flight via bio-synthetic wings
    • Bio-electric energy blasts
  • Skilled hand-to-hand combatant

Hope Pym is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, the character first appeared in A-Next #7 (April 1999) as the supervillain Red Queen. She is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne in the MC2 universe.

Evangeline Lilly portrays a different version of the character, Hope van Dyne, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man (2015) and appears as the successor of the Wasp in the films Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023). Lilly returned in the animated series What If...? (2021) as an alternate version. Madeleine McGraw portrayed a young Hope in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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][2] 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.[3]

The Red Queen was later seen using Silikong, a criminal that was mutated with a crystalized human, and his clones to get revenge on the A-Next, but her plans were thwarted by them and American Dream.[4]

Sometime after the Spider-Verse event, the Red Queen teamed up with Entralla to take control of A-Next using hypnosis and planned to make Cassandra Lang/Stinger execute her own father, Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Her plans were thwarted by Spider-Girl (now known as Spider-Woman), the New Warriors and Uncle Ben/Spider-Man of Earth-3145.[5]

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.[3]



  • In 2020, Scary Mommy included Hope Pym in their "Looking For A Role Model? These 195+ Marvel Female Characters Are Truly Heroic" list.[6]
  • In 2022, Screen Rant included Hope Pym in their "10 Most Powerful Variants Of The Wasp In Marvel Comics" list.[7]

In other media[edit]

Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit]


Video games[edit]


Hope van Dyne / Wasp appears in the Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland, with Evangeline Lilly reprising her role from the films.[17]


  1. ^ A-Next #7
  2. ^ Jung, Michael (August 23, 2020). "Marvel's Wasp Once Became a VILLAIN In The Comics". ScreenRant. Retrieved November 26, 2022.
  3. ^ a b A-Next #12
  4. ^ American Dream #1-5
  5. ^ Spider-Island #3-5 (2015)
  6. ^ "Looking For A Role Model? These 195+ Marvel Female Characters Are Truly Heroic". Scary Mommy. Retrieved November 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Harn, Darby (September 14, 2021). "10 Most Powerful Variants Of The Wasp In Marvel Comics". ScreenRant. Retrieved November 26, 2022.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (February 5, 2014). "Evangeline Lilly in Talks to Join 'Ant-Man'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Lussier, Germain (June 22, 2015). "65 Things We Learned on the Set of Marvel's 'Ant-Man'". Slash Film. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Davis, Erik (July 7, 2015). "Interview: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on 'Ant-Man,' 'Doctor Strange' and More". Fandango.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Strom, Marc (October 8, 2015). "MARVEL STUDIOS PHASE 3 UPDATE". Marvel.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "SDCC: MARVEL ANNOUNCES ANIMATED "SECRET WARS," SKOTTIE YOUNG-STYLE "ROCKET & GROOT"". July 23, 2016. Archived from the original on August 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "NYCC 2016: NEW 'MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN' ANIMATED SERIES ANNOUNCED". Marvel. October 8, 2016. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 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).
  15. ^ Gerding, Stephen (January 13, 2016). ""Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War" Characters Join "LEGO Marvel's Avengers"". Comicbook.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "This Week in Marvel Games: An 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'-inspired Marvel Games Event of Epic Proportions". Marvel.com.
  17. ^ "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! set to open on March 31, 2019". Hong Kong Disneyland. January 8, 2019.