SDCC 2017: Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne Join Cast Of Ant-Man and the Wasp

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SDCC 2017: Michelle Pfeiffer & Laurence Fishburne Join Cast Of Ant-Man and the Wasp
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 23, 2017

During their presentation at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel announced that Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne have joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Pfieffer will portray Janet Van Dyne, the wife of Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym and the original Wasp. Fishburne will play Dr. Bill Foster, who in the comics is an assistant to both Tony Stark and Hank Pym and who eventually takes on Pym’s Giant Man abilities and becomes known as Black Goliath.

Peyton Reed will return to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is written by Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari from a story by Adam McKay (The Big Short) and Paul Rudd.

Production on Ant-Man and the Wasp is expected to begin in Atlanta, Georgia this month. Confirmed for the cast are Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lily as Hope Pym, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost and Walton Goggins.

Pfeiffer will next be seen in the all-star Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express. Earlier this year, she appeared opposite Robert De Niro in The Wizard of Lies. Her performance as Ruth Madoff has garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Fishburne was last seen opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 and will be seen in . the thriller Imprisoned opposite Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales. He currently appears on the ABC Emmy nominated comedy series Black-ish. He recently received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator for his work on Year Million on National Geographic.

Interesting enough, both actors are no strangers to the comic book film world. Pfeiffer famously played Selena Kyle/Catwoman in Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman Returns, while Fishburne has played Perry White in 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


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