With Comic-Con kicking off, actress Evangeline Lilly is in San Diego doing press for the upcoming conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy as well as her book, but seems to be adamant that she isn't there in any capacity for Marvel's Ant-Man.
As of now the cast for Ant-Man has not been officially confirmed outside of a few roles, with Lilly's rumored involvement not yet confirmed. So when she talked with SlashFilm, she was against any questions concerning the Peyton Reed-directed film.
"No, I can't. I don't know anything about those rumors," Lilly said. When the interviewer asked if with The Hobbit and her book, The Squickwonkers, there were anything else she was here for, Lilly answered, "I'm an actress, but I'm not stupid. I can't answer that question."
The interviewer also asked Lilly hypothetically if she could give a response on the departure of Edgar Wright from the project, which she answered with, "Well I read the news and have followed the storylines of what's been going on with Ant-Man. And I think that it's always a tragedy when somebody works for six years on a passion project and then for, you know, whatever reason ends up distancing themselves from the project," Lilly said.
"But I think that ultimately when there's a massive collaboration happening with artistic people or anything that isn't film work is really a piece of art at the end of the day. That everybody wants to serve the story. Everybody wants to serve the art. And whatever it takes to make the best film is what needs to happen."
Lilly can next be seen in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, in theaters on December 17, while Ant-Man hits theaters on July 17, 2015.