Ant-Man And The Wasp release on July 6 and this sequel of Ant-Man features Paul Rudd as Ant-Man who is accompanied by Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp. It is a powerful cast which also comprises of Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Laurence Fishburne. However, the controversy related to Wasp’s costume keeps distracting people.
The internet is buzzing with a particular, uncomfortable detail about Wasp’s costume. At a cursory glance, Lilly’s costume seems to be the typical body-hugging superhero dress up. However, the designer seems to have taken a little too much of creative liberty in trying to make it look like a wasp. If you pay close attention, the design on her chest area looks a bit weird. Didn’t get it? Think of the male organ and then look at it. This organic image has unleashed a storm online. What makes things worse is that it seems as if the tip of the penis is right down to the private area of Wasp.
At the least, it is discomforting. It is also way too late to fix now unless they rope in some editing wizardry to cover it up. It seems like it will occupy a place of pride in Disney’s rich tradition of adult imagery lurking in the background of their movies.
Fans are literally shocked to know that nobody figured this out while designing or filming.
It is really, really surprising.
The thing is, once you know it, you can’t unsee it.
It is quite a missed step especially nowadays when the female superhero costumes are minutely scrutinized.
For example, upon the release of Justice League,netizens were outraged at the new Amazon warrior costumes. People hated the movie and its director for the skin-showing and impractical costumes. It seems like Hollywood still is a long way off from getting it right regularly.