Marvel Movie News Bits: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Casting, VENOM May Feature Ann Weying, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Blu-Ray Announced

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Marvel Studios recently began production on Ant-Man and The Wasp, the anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit. Director Peyton Reed returns for the follow-up, along with stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña. Rudd co-wrote the script with Gabriel Ferrari. Hannah John-Kamen is playing a “key” new character, and now, we have more casting news.

According to The Tracking Board, Fresh Off the Boat actor Randall Park has joined the cast of Ant-Man and The Wasp. He will play Jimmy Woo, who, in the comics, was both an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a member of the Agents of Atlas. It’s unknown which group he’ll be part of in this movie, but considering how S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t even been referenced in recent films – the organization has been active on TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – don’t be surprise if it’s Atlas.

With production now underway, expect more news to come soon. Ant-Man and The Wasp is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6th, 2018.

Sony hopes to kick off a series of standalone Marvel-based films with next year’s Venom, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. The movie is also expected to feature Carnage. And according to That Hashtag Show, the film will feature Brock’s ex-wife, Ann Weying.

Sony is said to be looking for actresses in the 25-32 age range. In the comics, Weying is a lawyer, but it’s possible that she will get a new backstory in the movie. Also in the comics, Weying was a temporary host of the Venom Symbiote, becoming She-Venom. It’s unknown if that will be in the film.

Speaking of the Symbiote, That Hashtag Show expects that Venom will take inspiration from the Ultimate Comics’ version. In that continuity, the Symbiote was a bio-suit created by the fathers of Eddie Brock and Peter Parker.

With production on track to begin this fall, expect more news, including casting, to come soon. Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.

And finally, Marvel has officially confirmed details on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s home video release. The biggest comic book movie of the year (so far) will be released on digital platforms on August 8th, with the DVD and Blu-Ray arriving on August 22nd. Additionally, the film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, the first Disney release to do so.

The film’s bonus features will include a gag reel, deleted scenes, a “Guardians Inferno” music video, and more. Click HERE to pre-order your copy.

Katie Gilstrap

Editor, Website Manager at WOBAM! Entertainment
Future Clemson University Graduate. Lover of all things Star Wars and DC.
Future Clemson University Graduate. Lover of all things Star Wars and DC.