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Laurence Fishburne Is Ready to Suit Up as Goliath in a Future Marvel Film

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Laurence Fishburne Is Ready to Suit Up as Goliath in a Future Marvel Film

Ant-Man and the Wasp, the film that delivered punchlines as well as an emotional punch with that mid-credits scene, will finally be available for digital download and on Blu-ray in October. This is when we can watch that 3-foot tall Scott Lang scene to our heart’s content, while reveling in all the extra footage and behind-the-scenes information we’ve been looking for.

To celebrate its upcoming release, Laurence Fishburne, who played Bill Foster, and producer Stephen Broussard made a special appearance at the AT&T Park in San Francisco. There, in an exclusive interview with CBR, Fishburne and Broussard opened up about Goliath’s potential, as well as the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future.

CBR: What is it about the Marvel world specifically that drew you into this film universe?

Laurence Fishburne: For me, it’s the Marvel comics, because I was a Marvel reader as a kid. I’ve really been enjoying all the movies that they’ve been making, and I finally got up the courage to ask if there was something I could do.

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Is there a specific book series you enjoyed?

Fishburne: All of them. I was an X-Men reader, a Spider-Man reader, Iron Man collector, Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Brother Voodoo, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Heroes for Hire. I mean, like, serious.

Are you excited about the possibility that you could come back as Goliath?

Fishburne: Of course. Absolutely, that would be so cool if that were to happen.

Is there anything that you could speak to about a potential Goliath character?

Stephen Broussard: What I could speak to is that that’s a very cool idea, but there’s nothing specific to announce. What’s great with Foster is that you can go in sort of dual directions–

Fishburne: You can go anywhere with that!

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Broussard: You can explore the past and where is he going to be in the future. And every idea that we’ve ever had has sort of come from that, like, “wouldn’t it be cool” kind of place to be.

Evangeline Lilly has been really outspoken in saying how women are used to being uncomfortable, so her being in a suit for all that time while filming wasn’t a big deal for her. We’re curious to know, if given the possibility, are you ready to suit up?

Fishburne: Of course you have to understand, I was involved in the movie that made these movies possible twenty years ago. I made this little movie called The Matrix, and it was the first movie that delivered what comic books promised… so would I be ready? Yeah, absolutely! Put me in, coach!

Morpheus doing Kung Fu in the Matrix

Are you going to put him in?

Broussard: I’m not ready to announce anything yet, but I’d say we’d be fools to not explore it further.

Congratulations are in order, because your film surpassed the first Ant-Man film by $100 million. What do you think that says about this film and the future of the Ant-Man franchise, as well as the future of the MCU as a whole?

Fishburne: Sounds like we did our job. Sounds like we did really well.

Broussard: I think that if you can keep people interested, and maybe even build on that a little more, it’s all you can ask for. We’re hugely grateful for it.

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Did you see the Captain Marvel trailer? What were your reactions?

Fishburne: Yeah! I was really really impressed with what I saw. I cannot wait to see this movie.

Broussard: Get excited, is what I would say.

Fishburne: Yeah, Captain Marvel is also one of my favorite books when I was a kid… And I have no issues with Captain Marvel being female now. I’m still super excited about it because they’ve kept the continuity of what Captain Marvel was able to do.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will be available for digital download 10/2 and on Blu-ray 10/16.

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