Evangeline Lilly wants to be in more Marvel movies.

The brunette beauty stars as Hope van Dyne - the daughter of Henry Pym and Janet van Dyne, AKA the original Ant-Man and Wasp - in the new 'Ant-Man' movie and hopes her contract will see her become the new Wasp and move into the wider superhero universe.

She said: ''I would love to see [her join the Avengers]. Hope is a very, very capable, intelligent and, to a certain extent, lethal woman, even in her own right, without any superhero powers.

''There is that element that she is the Wasp's daughter and a chance to create that is fun.

''As far as the plans for her going forward... I think everyone who signs with Marvel has to sign a multi-picture deal. I'm just crossing my fingers that that turns into something, that they ask me back and that I have to do more movies.''

Evangeline feels ''honoured'' to have taken on the role of such a ''kick-ass'' woman and enjoyed being ''very cold and impatient'' on screen.

She told SFX magazine: ''Often I think I've played characters who were tough but they're very gentle and caring. It was actually fun for me to try on a character who was actually very cold and often impatient and kind of rude/

''She's an original to the Marvel Universe and of course I'm thrilled to be in good company with Scarlett Johansson [who plays Black Widow in the 'Avengers' movies] as one of the kick-ass females in this universe.

''I'm honoured to be able to play a role where women, their authenticity and their strength are being represented in the superhero universe.''