Laurence Fishburne is playing an older version of Marvel Comics' Bill Foster in Ant-Man and The Wasp, but that doesn't necessarily mean he won't get to suit up as Goliath.
During a visit to the set of the Marvel Studios sequel, Screen Rant spoke with executive producer Stephen Broussard about Bill Foster's role, and whether the classic hero will appear as the size-changing Goliath.
"Maybe. The idea would be that perhaps [he and Hank Pym] had worked together in the past on a lot of projects including some of the shrinking and growing tech," Broussard said. "How that plays into this story, I think we’d rather leave unsaid for the moment."
Broussard also touched upon Foster's importance to the plot of Ant-Man and The Wasp, and how this take stacks up against Goliath's comic book history.
"He’s Dr. Bill Foster, the classic guy from the books and this version of him in the MCU is a colleague of Hank’s that they used to work together and perhaps had a falling out," Broussard said. "But in a time of need, in this movie, he’s gotta go -- Hank has to return to him and ask him for help."
And while this isn't explicit confirmation, it gives fans something to hope for. After all, Fishburne's Goliath looks to be a major player in the film and its marketing, including its character posters, where Bill Foster has one all to himself.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins. The film opens July 6.