Deadline reports that America’s favorite sultry sassy southern man, Walton Goggins, has signed on to appear in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp! Goggins’ role is still under wraps, but given his previous work in playing antagonists in the likes of Justified, Django Unchained, and the upcoming Tomb Raider, we’re guessing he might be going toe-to-toe with the titular heroes. Marvel Studios is scheduled to host a 90-minute panel at San Diego Comic-Con this Saturday in Hall H starting at 5:30 PM PT, so more details may arrive at that time.
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Production on Ant-Man and the Wasp is expected to begin in Atlanta, Georgia this month. Confirmed to return from the previous film are Paul Rudd (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Role Models) as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lily (Lost, The Hobbit trilogy) as Hope Pym, Michael Douglas (Falling Down, Basic Instinct) as Dr. Hank Pym, Michael Pena (End of Watch, The Martian) as Luis, David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Prisoners) as Kurt, Hannah John-Kamen (Killjoys, Black Mirror, Game of Thrones) and T.I. (Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover) as Dave. Fresh Off the Boat star Randall Park also recently signed on to play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo.
Peyton Reed will return to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is written by Transformers: The Last Knight‘s Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari from a story by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and star Paul Rudd.
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“I think the only thing I can tell you with certainty at this point… is that it’s going to have stuff in it that you’ve never ever seen in a movie before,” director Peyton Reed previously teased about the forthcoming sequel.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release on July 6, 2018.
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