Super heroes rule the world or, at least, the box office. Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and comic book writer Stan Lee, films with huge A-List casts and giant blockbuster spectacle are becoming the norm. The release of ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ brought a shot of energy into the next generation of heroes looking to establish themselves thanks to star turning performances from Gal Gadot and Tom Holland. Now the ‘Ant-Man’ franchise is getting another A-Lister of their own in the form of ‘Justified’ star, Walton Goggins.
‘Ant Man’ is probably one of the most unlikely of the current crop of super hero films due to just how, well, bizarre the hero is. ‘Ant-Man’ is all about a con-man who uses technology to shrink himself and control ants in order to fight crime. Paul Rudd stars in the film and his charisma brought the character to life in a huge way. Now, it looks like Rudd is going to have another A-Lister to share the screen with alongside Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily, Michael Pena and more. Walton Goggins is a highly decorated television actor with huge performances in hit shows ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Justified’.
Marvel is notoriously quiet about character roles when they are first awarded so it is almost impossible to say who Goggins’ will be playing. In fact, details about ‘Ant-Man 2’ are also pretty scarce. What we DO know is that timeline wise, ‘Ant-Man 2’ will occur after the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ film. The film will focus on Ant-Man’s main partner, the Wasp — played by Evangeline Lily.
Focusing back on Walton Goggins, 2018 is looking to be a huge year for him. Goggins has blockbuster tentpoles being released in the form of ‘The Maze Runner: Death Cure’, as well as the new ‘Tomb Raider’ film reboot.