‘Ant-Man & the Wasp’ Roundup: Laurence Fishburne, New Characters and More #SDCC2017
Geeks of Color just told you that Michelle Pfeiffer is set to play the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, in Marvel’s upcoming sequel film Ant-Man & the Wasp. Now that the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con is officially over, we have more exciting news about the upcoming film’s all-star cast and assortment of new characters.
Joining Pfeiffer as a new addition to the cast will be Laurence Fishburne, who has been confirmed to be Dr. Bill Foster. As we previously reported when Foster’s inclusion in the film was just a rumor, he is a brilliant biochemist and colleague of Hank Pym – who, in the comics, used to be a superhero in his own right known as the Black Goliath. Could this mean that we’ll see Fishburne breaking out the black Kevlar and joining the fight against evil? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, the roles for several already known cast members were finally revealed during the Saturday panel as well. Along with Dyne and Foster, we now know that the film will feature the following new characters as portrayed by some familiar faces:
- Randall Park will play agent Jimmy Woo, a former agent for the FBI and a current agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Hannah John-Kamen will play a female version of Ghost, a former data engineer turned robotic industrial tech saboteur (and a possible antagonist of this film)
- Walton Goggins will play Sonny Burch, an advanced weapons acquirer for the U.S. government and former associate of Iron Man villain Obadiah Stane
You can see the comic versions of Woo, Ghost and Burch below:
Finally, a new logo for the Ant-Man sequel was exclusively revealed for Marvel’s excited Hall H fans, which obviously premiered online not a few moments later:
Are you excited for Ant-Man & the Wasp following the announcement of its great new cast members and interesting characters? Who are you most excited to see in action? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Ant-Man & The Wasp will buzz into theaters on July 6, 2018.
Source: Cinema Blend