Evangeline Lilly calls it a career putting the future of Ant-Man and the Wasp in question

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Evangeline Lilly took to her social media account to announce that she is semi-retiring from acting to enjoy the next phase of her life. Channeling a video that was filmed during her time on the series LOST, Lilly used the clip to make her intentions known.

Lilly played opposite Paul Rudd's Antman as Hope Van Dyne, AKA The Wasp. Lilly stated she has no more contractual obligations ahead and that this is a good time to leave the business, but she did say that the future may change and a return to Hollywood is always a possibility, someday.

Lilly has been a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her first appearance in the initial Antman film. She assumed the role of The Wasp for subsequent films and the Avengers: Endgame motion picture.

The MCU doesn't need the character as much moving forward as the Ant-Man stand-alone films have run their course, and Ant-Man is likely to only appear in ensemble films in the future. The MCU itself is in transition as it takes on a new upcoming phase that will see the debut of The Fantastic Four in the MCU.

In addition to her role as The Waspn, Lilly has played an elf in The Hobbit prequel series directed by Peter Jackson as well as her long run in the television series, LOST.

Lilly is in her mid-40s and has had a clear plan apparently for moving away from Hollywood but given her youth, there is still time for her to change course again down the road should an opportunity present itself that she can't turn away from.