An All-New Wasp is set to debut in one of the two Free Comic Book Day Marvel one-shots on May 7 before clashing with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in All-New, All Different Avengers #9.
Although Marvel is keeping her identity under wraps, the buzz surrounding the character is that Marvel Comics will introduce Hope Van Dyne as the new version of the classic Marvel superhero. Or will they?
Based on the preview below, and the fact the costume bears some similarities with the MC2 Universe’s Hope Pym, aka Red Queen, who was used by the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the inspiration for Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, it almost seems like a slam-dunk.
Here’s an official synopsis for the upcoming comic-book issue:
Who is this mysterious new player in the Marvel Universe? You won’t have to wait long to find out! This May, critically-acclaimed creators Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar bring you ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9 - kicking off a brand-new story arc featuring the all-new Wasp! Hot off her highly anticipated first appearance on Free Comic Book Day, this mysterious new character makes a bee line for the center of the Marvel Universe. Her first stop? Colliding head on with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! But is she friend or foe? And what does she plan to do about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The answers begin as she buzzes her way into comic shops this May in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9!
Have a look at the gallery below (which includes the Alex Ross comic-book cover), and let us know who you think is the All-New All-Different Wasp.
(via Comic Book Movie)