Fresh Off The Boat’s Randall Park is reportedly joining the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp in the role of Jimmy Woo, according to Tracking Board.
Created by Al Feldstein and Joe Maneely, Woo first appeared in 1956’s Yellow Claw #1 before making his modern day debut in 1967’s Strange Tales #160. The Chinese-American secret agent has been an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and leader of the Agents of Atlas. The hero has recently starred alongside fellow Asian superheroes Amadeus Cho, Silk, Ms. Marvel, and Shang Chi in The Totally Awesome Hulk.
Last month director Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) took to Instagram to tease an imminent announcement surrounding his upcoming sequel to Ant-Man. Featuring classic comic book artwork of the original Ant-Man (Hank Pym) and Wasp (Janey Van Dyne), the post had the mere caption: “Stay tuned.”
Though word has been slim on Ant-Man and the Wasp’s plot, we’ve learned in recent months that Michael Douglas’ Dr. Hank Pym will indeed return for the film, which recently cast newcomer and Black Mirror alum Hannah John-Kamen.
Star Evangeline Lilly confirmed last month that she was undergoing costume-fitting, teasing her appearance in the film with an image from the comics.
Opening July 6, 2018, director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas.
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