Marvel Studios had a great time at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con by not only showing off their upcoming films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther but also teasing fans of films which are currently in development and production such as Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel and Ant-Man & The Wasp.
There was a lot of news at Comic Con 2017 but the news which did capture a lot of fans’ attention was Ant-Man & The Wasp and its casting announcements.
Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige started Marvel’s Comic Con off by talking about the Ant-Man sequel and officially announced that both Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast.
Now as to who both Pfeiffer will be playing, it was confirmed that she will be playing Janet Van Dyne who is the wife of the Hank Princess, who is played by Michael Douglas. Janet Van Dyne is a very important character in the Marvel Universe since not only was she the first person to take the mantle of The Wasp but in the comics she is a very important member of The Avengers.
I must say that I am very pleased to see Michelle Pfeiffer get the opportunity to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because not only am I a fan but I think she is one of the most beautiful and most phenomenal actresses in Hollywood. She is also no stranger to the superhero genre either as she started as Catwoman and Selina Kyle in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.
Lawrence Fishburne has been cast as Dr. Bill Foster although it is still not clear what type of role Dr. Foster will play in Ant-Man & The Wasp. He is however a another significant figure in the Marvel Universe. Dr. Foster in the comics acquired similar growing powers to Ant-Man and takes the title Black Goliath.
Lawrence Fishburne is a very popular and great actor in Hollywood and is known by many for his films and most notably for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy.
This casting comes as a surprise to many fans from across the globe not only because we are going to see Marvel Studios explore new characters such as the original Wasp and Black Goliath but because two great and very talented stars such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Lawrence Fishburne are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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