Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne Among Cast Joining Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp


By: Michaela Bush

A whole new batch of awesomeness just landed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During the Ant-Man panel at San Diego Comic Con 2017, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced a handful of actors had been cast for the new 2018 film, Ant-Man and The Wasp.

Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) has joined the cast as Janet van Dyne. Walton Goggins (Maze Runner: The Death Cure, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Laurence Fishburne (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Hannibal, The Matrix series) have also joined as Sonny Burch and Dr. Bill Foster (AKA Goliath), respectively. Finally, Hannah John-Kamen (Ready Player One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones) will be appearing as Ghost and Randall Park has been cast as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo.

These new characters come from interesting comic backgrounds. One could say that an Easter egg for Goliath’s character and his abilities was placed in Captain America: Civil War, as Ant-Man used size-changing abilities (while cackling maniacally) to fight the other Avengers. In the comics, Fishburne’s character was originally a biochemist who worked with Hank Pym. He later became a size-switching superhero known as Goliath. Also interesting is John-Kamen’s role, whose character is originally from the Iron Man comics: a paranoid villain (or perhaps anti-hero) who started out as an industrial saboteur. Finally, Goggins’ character is the chairman of Cross Technologies. In the comics, obviously, Cross Tech was affiliated with Darren Cross, who appeared in the 2015 Ant-Man film as Yellow Jacket.

At the panel, Feige further stated that Pfeiffer was their “dream choice” for the role of Janet van Dyne. Originally, Hayley Lovitt briefly played the role in Ant-Man.

Of course, Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Michael Pena, and Michael Douglas will be back in action for the Ant-Man sequel, which is set for a 2018 release.

Adding these new characters into the mix, what are you looking forward to the most in this film?

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