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CBMB: Marvel’s Ant Man and The Wasp Cast Confirmed at Comic-Con

By Muuka Muyumba

Marvel kicked on its Hall H presentation this evening with a video from stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang) and Michael Pena (Luis) on the set of the film. None of the stars could be there because of the schedule, but apparently they ribbed the crowd about future of the franchise.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige then gave the crowd new news with the full casting of the mini-hero film. Joining Rudd and Pena are newcomers Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, and (surprise!) Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.

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Fishburne’s addition is big news considering he is another important comic character in DC films as Perry White in the Superman films. Dr. Bill Foster is a classic Marvel character also known as Black Goliath who was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck in The Avengers #32 in 1966. The Goliath persona was created later by Tony Isabella and George Tuska in Power Man #24 in 1975. He played a crucial part in Marvel’s Civil War comic as he was killed by a clone of Thor that kicked off some of the events of the climax of the series. I wonder whether he will play a role in the past as we’ve seen in the first Ant-Man, the franchise isn’t afraid to back-fill the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Jimmy Woo is another classic Marvel hero who has been known as an agent of various government entities from the past. In Ant Man 2, Park’s Woo will reportedly be some sort of FBI agent who crosses paths with Lang, possibly teaming up to take down the big bad of the film.

Sonny Burch is the chairman of Cross Technologies in the comics. In Ant man and The Wasp, he may take up the chase for Pym Technology after Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) met an untimely end in Ant-Man 1.

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The Ghost was a promising data engineer for a major computer corporation who became an artificial intelligence being who would do battle with Iron Man in the comics. The creature is skilled in all things electronic and is able to phase into any internet security causing terroristic damage. No word on whether Kamen will have these abilities, but she would be a difficult deus ex machina for Ant Man and The Wasp to battle.

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The film will also see the return of the Wombats, Dave Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, and Pena as Luis. Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Evangellline Lily as Hope Van Dyne are also coming back with Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie Lang.

 

Finally, even more news was made with Michelle Pfeiffer joining the cast as Janet Van Dyne who will finally get released from the quantum realm.

Peyton Reed returns to direct the film which is set to hit theaters on July 6, 2018.