Evangeline Lilly slams delayed UK release date for Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Evangeline Lilly (Credit: Rex)

Evangeline Lilly has taken aim at Marvel for its delayed release of new movie Ant-Man and the Wasp in the UK.

The Lost star reckons that it will encourage fans to seek the movie out from illegal streaming sites, where the quality will be dubious.

“They always do that,” Lilly told Empire.

“Then what happens is people just pirate the movie and they see it in the worst way possible, like some sh**ty version online, instead of going to a theater.

“They go in the end, but I don’t like that staggering. I’m really going to get to the bottom of this for you. I’m as pi**ed off about it as you are.”

(Credit: Marvel/Disney)

Often, the UK benefits from release dates being ahead of the US, with our shores getting hold of Marvel movies first.

However, in the case of Ant-Man and the Wasp, we will have to wait until August 3, with the US seeing a release on July 6.

It’s been delayed in the UK to avoid any clash with the World Cup.

He co-star Paul Rudd added: “I don’t understand. Let me see if we can maybe get the World Cup moved.”

The World Cup has also meant that Incredibles 2‘s release date is also coming later than in the US.

It lands on July 13, and opened in the US on Friday.

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